November 19, 2010

Spring Grove Cemetery

"Lake"

Several weeks ago, my wife and I journeyed across town to Spring Grove Cemetery. This is a place where all those of importance in Cincinnati are laid to rest...the place is filled with beautiful gardens and landscaping...as well as knock-your-socks-off monuments! In any case, I had my trusty Holga camera and Nikon N6006 film camera with me...the Holga loaded with color negative film, the Nikon with  classic 35mm 400 ASA black and white film. 

"Chickamauga"


The day was warm and somewhat overcast...perfect for cemetery pictures. The place is huge so we only explored a small part of what was there. Two hours and a bunch of film later, we called it quits for the day. 

This was the first time that I have used color negative film in the Holga and it has been awhile since I processed C41 film but earlier this week I did just that and you are looking at some early results. I haven't processed the black and white film but given what I see with the pics from the Holga, I can't help but think there are some great images to be found. I'll make sure to post an update when I have more ready to show. In the meantime, you can see more of my Holga pics on my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clearerreflections.

4 comments:

Aubrey Studebaker said...

That top picture has such beautiful/subtle coloring. Very nice.

Dave said...

Thanks Aubrey! I do like what the Holga and color film did to this...a painterly kind of feel. On the other hand, go to my Flickr site and see what my Diana did to color film...very weird stuff!!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

I've been birding up at Spring Grove Cemetery. That place is huge and quite beautiful. Especially considering where it's located.

Dave said...

I've not been here in years so I was rather taken with its beauty even in late fall. I'm looking forward to going back after a snow fall...and then in the spring.