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Day 12 / 16 – Photo in a different location every day challenge
Location 11: The General Cemetery, Sheffield, UK
The cemetery was open from 1836 until 1978 and it has seen over 87,000 burials. It is currently under going some renovation works, so the original location for this shot (the mausoleum) was all fenced off, and my back up location (the church) had rubble outside of it! Grr for me, but I am sure it will look better for it. The cemetery looks to be undergoing a major clean up as well, and I am not too sure how I feel about that. I quite like it’s overgrown nature, although I am quite excited to see what it looks like once the renovations have finished.
Had a go at some moonlit photography tonight. We’d originally gone out for sushi for tea so neither of us were particularly dressed for being out in the cold and as such I decided to play it safe location wise (wanted to go to the countryside, went to the general cemetery which is close to the sushi place).
Not overwhelmingly happy with the shots but this was the first time I’d tried this so it’s a learning experience 🙂 Think I will be adding it to my list of things to practice next year.
A while ago I went looking for (and found) a photography groups based in Sheffield. I will admit I had looked before, but I’d only found those groups which required that you paid to join and I’ve always found that bit off putting. As much as I enjoy photography, and I strive to get better at it, it is only a hobby and I don’t really want to be paying to hang around with like minded people.
I left my search for a few months then I stumbled upon a group whose motto seems to be “it doesn’t matter what camera you have (even a camera phone) as long as you have a passion for photography” and about once a month we toodle out to a different location and take photographs.
This month we went to the General Cemetery in Sheffield. I have been here before a number of times to take photos, but I don’t mind returning to places I have visited before and besides it’s nice to get out and talk to new people (And I’d never been to the Cemetery in autumn before).