52:320TXP - Week 26 - Among The Crosses

Despite the title, this is not the famous Flanders Field. But rather the iconic cemetery at the St. Ignatius, 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. I had visited the cemetery the night before to get a feel for the location before taking this shot, even going as far as to shoot a Polaroid to get the composition just right. I made sure to mark the spot so when I returned the next day with some better light, I was able to get the shot I wanted. If you happen to be in the area, I do recommend a visit, also visit the church itself, it has been recently restored. Just treat the area with respect, the graves here are all hand crafted, and many date back to the 1850s.

Also…we’re now half-way 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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