Friday, May 28, 2010

Photography in a cemetery? My Memorial Day tribute

It seems appropriate, as we enter Memorial Day weekend, to post images from the Golden Gate Military Cemetery. I have driven by this massive burial place for most of my adult life (right off of highway 280, near San Francisco Airport) and had never visited. I remember as a kid, seeing this place in the movie "Harold and Maude" and being amazed by the seemingly endless number of headstones. Last week, my flight into SFO was almost an hour early and I thought that this was a perfect time to photograph this amazing place.

Founded in 1941, there are 161 acres mostly filled with headstones of military veterans and their spouses.

Ever since getting the "photography bug", I have thought about photographing this cemetery. The endless lines and the patterns created by the headstones, makes this an interesting location for photography. It also allowed me to pay my respects to all those men and women who served our country.

Black and white seemed appropriate for this image.

Thanks to all that are serving and have served our armed forces, today and in the past!

1 comment:

Megan Allen said...

These are great! I was in San Francisco for spring break this year and drove past this cemetery a few times. I wanted to get out and walk around. Beautiful!