Graves at Granary Burying Ground, Boston, MA
Graves at Granary Burying Ground, Boston, MA

Finding myself in Boston a few days before Halloween, it seemed an appropriate time to visit an historic graveyard.  So I stopped in at the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street.  The Granary Burying Ground is noted as being one of the oldest graveyards in Boston (it’s not the oldest, but rather the third oldest), founded in 1660. But it’s the final resting place of many Boston notables, such as Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, several other signers of the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Sewell (the Salem witch trials judge), some members of Ben Franklin’s Family, and the victims of the Boston Massacre.

The day was warm, rainy, humid, dank, and overcast…a perfect day for making some moody photographs in one of the nation’s oldest cemetaries.  I played with some long exposures, and did some lightpainting with my little keychain LED light.

Here are a few of my favorites.  Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2010

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