The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday. Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities. Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.
This week's photo continues the Halloween theme to some degree since it was taken in a cemetery. It is not super scary or creepy since it was not taken in the dark at night...cemeteries are not my favorite place to be after the sun goes down! I captured this image at the Cedar Hill cemetery in Hartford, CT. Upon entering, visitors are treated to a scenic pond, sprawling meadows and landscaped woodlands. Every inch of the property is very well maintained. The 270 acre cemetery was established in 1867 and many notable public and historic people have been laid to rest here of which two examples are prominent businessman J. P. Morgan and famed actress Katharine Hepburn.
I have always been drawn to statues and I was really thrown for a loop when I saw this one. It must have been about 25 feet high and it stood so solemn against the blue sky and green pine trees as if looking after all who rest here and silently reciting a mournful prayer. This statue seemed to radiate a powerful aura of comfort and I doubt I will come across another in this cemetery that will top this one.
Equipment and Settings
1/125 sec at f6.7, ISO 100
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 55mm