single frame: Military graves in Lexington Cemetery

Lexington Cemetery

Military graves in Lexington Cemetery
Nikon Df, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Nikkor
2021

Lexington National Cemetery is a one-acre section of Lexington Cemetery containing about 1,700 graves. It was created in 1861 for Civil War dead. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the graves are arranged in concentric circles around a central memorial.

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7 responses to “single frame: Military graves in Lexington Cemetery”

  1. marcusterrypeddle Avatar

    That’s a nice photograph. I like how the front middle headstone is lighter than all the rest as a kind of accent.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yes! That’s why I photographed it. The light was just too good to be true.

  2. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Everything I’ve ever seen out of the Df always looks like transparency film to me!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It does give that look, doesn’t it! So far I’m very happy with my new camera.

  3. brandib1977 Avatar

    Gorgeous lighting. I find solace in cemeteries and often find myself questioning what lives people led before they arrived at this place.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I marvel at the sheer numbers in a cemetery this large. I think about all the people who lived before me, and all who will live after, and remember that the world is way bigger than me.

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        That’s a healthy exercise for us all. We really are small bits in the universe.

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