I’ve wanted to visit the Notre Dame des Neiges cemetery for a long time, but somehow the time was never quite right. I guess I was afraid of not being able to capture the beauty of the place, the way I wanted it, in my own style. Most of the cemetery photos I see carry that dark and heavy feeling, I wanted something lighter. I don’t hang out much in cemeteries, or churches for that matter, but I can admire their beauty. This cemetery is a truly beautiful one, delicately carved statues and rows of flowering trees, nothing heavy about it.
That visit was also a good time for me to get acquainted with my Lensbaby. The moody focus the lens renders was perfect for the location. I fell in love with both, the place and the lens.
I hope the photos inspire you to take a stroll through your local cemetery and get to know the history of some of it’s inhabitants, so many stories still need to be told…
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I’m not usually a fan of Lensbaby but these are great, they give the images a kind of ethereal feel which seems very fitting for the subject x
Superb Isabelle ! I really loved these photos, and I love the effect of the lensbaby 🙂
What a great subject- there’s something so moving and timeless about a great cemetery.. I’ve yet to find one with aged statues where I live. Love these photos! x
Isabelle, Such beauty to be found in such an unexpected place. I love this series of work. x
I used to love to stroll through my local cemetery, as a child. I’ve always been fascinated with the past, and would get so wrapped up in reading the names and dates people lived. I also saw some of your photos on Facebook – simply gorgeous!
– I Love these and what I love more is that YOU are Canadian. I am your neighbor in Saskatchewan! I am not sure where image gadern is from but it does not matter because her stuff is ADORABLE!!!