52:320TXP – Week 26 – Among the Crosses

52:320TXP - Week 26 - Among The Crosses

Despite the title, this is not the famous Flanders Field. But instead, the iconic cemetery at St. Ignatius is a well-known spot for anyone who attends the Photostock event held nearby at the Birchwood Inn (Harbor Springs, MI). The Church, a Jesuit mission, was first built in 1741; a fire burned it down in the 1820s, but it was rebuilt in 1823; if you look close enough, you can see the steeple from the M-119 as you drive along it. Before taking this shot, I had visited the cemetery the night before to get a feel for the location, even going as far as to shoot a Polaroid to get the composition just right. I made sure to mark the spot so that I could get the shot I wanted when I returned the next day with some better light. If you happen to be in the area, I recommend a visit; also, visit the church, which has recently been restored. Treat the area with respect; the graves here are all hand-crafted, and many dates back to the 1850s. Also, we’re halfway through the project and still rolling with steam!

Modified Anniversary Speed Graphic – Kodak Ektar f:7.7 203mm – Kodak Tri-X Pan (320TXP)
Meter: Sektonic L-358
1/2″ – f/16 – ASA-200
Kodak Xtol (1+1) 12:00 @ 20C

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