One of my favorite places to visit and photograph in Savannah is Bonaventure Cemetery. There are a lot of famous people resting for eternity there. Locals will tell you that not all aren resting though. They say it is haunted and the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees tend to add to the feeling. I enjoy just walking around and looking at the monuments. It is sad to see all of the graves of children, young men and women who died way too young. In the spring though, the azaleas and dogwood blossoms really make it a pretty place. It is well worth a couple of hours walking and touring the grounds.
This was an image I made last year of a monument at a child’s grave. I did not put the flower there, and we were the probably the only people in the cemetery. How it got there I have no idea. It was still fairly fresh so I doubt someone put it there the day before and there were no bushes nearby for it to fall into the bowl. I made the image using the Nikon D-200 with a Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 lens on a Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT tripod. I converted a layer to Black and White then masked off a portion to give the flower color.