Paris Cemetery Blues

Stained glass in Père Lachaise © 2012 Sue Mecklem

On this trip to Paris, it was actually sunny most of the time, which is quite a change from the usual overcast skies in November or early spring I’ve experienced. I’ve taken hundreds of cemetery photos before but the bright sun added a new and sometimes challenging aspect to photographing graves and crypts. The shadows were sometimes interesting but it was really too bright to take many great photographs unless there was a bit of shade to ameliorate the sun. There was one interesting exception – the stained glass windows at the back of many crypts were actually visible in many of the photos I took. And oddly, many of them were blue, which I hadn’t noticed till I looked back at the whole set.

Light through stained glass © 2012 Sue Mecklem

Crypt close up in Montparnasse cemetery © 2012 Sue Mecklem

Crypt in Montparnasse cemetery © 2012 Sue Mecklem

Stained glass window in Montparnasse cemetery © 2012 Sue Mecklem

Crypt in Père Lachaise cemetery © 2012 Sue Mecklem

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