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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: June 9, 2005 19:20
Focal Length: 50 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/2 - 1/2500 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

I meant to post this several months ago but forgot. This is a headstone that was in a very tiny cemetary along the beach on Hatteras Island. Quite sad, actually, but I suppose back in the early 1900's many young ones didn't get a chance to live very long. Anyway, the cemetery was very neatly kept and had lots of greenery, and the headstones were surprisingly very white and clean.


09.25.05, 10:36 AM, Heidi:

That was exactly the same thought as I had, the stone is over 100 years old and so white and clean! The image, on the whole, looks so bright, even though the headstone is the subject. Very unusal. But, since it is the headstone for a two-year old, I think it makes so much sence to keep the image so bright!

09.25.05, 11:17 AM, Rock:

The brightness of the stone is the first thing that I noticed. It was especially odd once I looked at the date. Somebody must keep it clean and white. It makes me wonder who would still care about a child that died in 1908. It makes for an interesting story.

09.26.05, 02:05 AM, bmoll:

Besides the brightness of the headstone, one thing's on my mind - it must have been (sort of) brave of you to post such a sad photo.

10.01.05, 12:02 AM, Lady of the House:

I was also surprised how a century old headstone could be so pristine.

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