White on white, 6

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The calendar led me to believe it might be warm; it was the third week of April, after all.  It was not warm; it wasn’t even cool.  So my day of photographing rural Michigan devolved into whatever I could shoot in brief forays from the car.

Fortunately, the caretaker’s shack at this cemetery was close by and I was able to get a few shots before my fingers got too cold to work the shutter release.  (And, yes, I DID have gloves.  But gloves that are really toasty in Texas are mostly just decorative in Michigan.)

This side of the building, the west, had a lot more peeling paint than the other sides.  That, plus what I observed that day, make me think that harsh winds from the west occur with some degree of regularity.  In that way, it was a lot like home.

Oak Grove Cemetery
Manchester, Michigan
photographed 4.19.2013

Posted on April 28, 2013, in Cemetery, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Winters are long in Michigan but they make up for it by having really short summers.
    I love the balance and texture on this photo. I would hang this in my living room.

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    • “A Prairie Home Companion” did a broadcast from Lubbock last night, and the length of Minnesota winters v. the length of Texas winters was discussed…..

      One a side note, all photos on the site are available for sale or trade…. (Ehpem and I, for example, have traded prints.)

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  2. love the textures on the boarded up window, Melinda

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  3. Fantastic texture. Love it!

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  4. Simply effective – great textures.

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  5. Surely this should be included in your white on white series (is that what you called it?). Nice shot. I hate chipboard, but that bit in the window is pretty cool. The door is terrific.

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