Friday, October 16, 2009

Ghostly Cemetery Reflection (Weekend Reflections # 4 )

I saw this reflection on a headstone at Newtown Cemetery and I knew that it would be perfect for Weekend Reflections. Then I noticed the bench and now I'm using it for Rune's Bench of the Week too.

"Weekend Reflections" rules are simple:
1)Post a reflection photograph

2)After I post my Weekend Reflections photo, add your name, country and link to MckLinky

3)Be sure that your link goes directly to your Weekend Reflections post.

4)Comment on other Weekend Reflections participant’s blogs.Feel free to be creative. Remember this meme is for any type of reflection.This meme runs through Sunday, so feel free to link your post anytime between now and then.
Join the fun!


52 comments:

Dina said...

Someone must have been polishing the headstone! This must be your pre-Halloween post. :)

I also combined bench and reflection today. A strange bench.

Shalom to you and all.

Ebie said...

A two in one post! Great capture!

Ellie said...

Ghostly is perfect for cemetery in October :)
Happy Weekend Reflections from me and my Mom Nadine, Bulgaria

Martha in PA said...

That's a great shot for this month! I linked up my other Friday post... it's serving many purposes today, since the photo had reflections!

Have a good weekend!
Weekend Reflections

Thérèse said...

A good introduction to Halloween!

Terri said...

Was it a marble headstone? Great reflection, it definitely has a ghostly look to it.

Carolyn Ford said...

Love it! You have led me to the "Benches" meme! Thank you!

Cezar and Léia said...

I hope the "ghostly" part will not "materialize"... :O
God bless you!
Cezar

Gallow said...

Perfect for Halloween. That's a fantastic photo. Well done.

cieldequimper said...

Thumbs up, this is great!

Diane AZ said...

Perfect reflection for Halloween-time. I'm wondering what material the headstone was made out of. I'm guessing marble.

Tom said...

I would never have thought of doing this James..... but will look out for this in the future... I have a friend who makes gravestones and fits them... we call him 'Tombstone Len;

Great to see you managed to get a bench in as well...

Tom

Bibi said...

Nice one. I've been sick...I've got to start looking for reflections and join you....

Pam said...

This is a terrific shot, James. It's perfect for the Halloween season. I hope you didn't hear any moans while you were wandering around... booo :)

Thanks for hosting Weekend Reflections.

Thom said...

OMG...how cool is this. Very eerie for this time of year. I would have deleted this one in a heart beat. But you know I'm learning not to because of your blog :) Well done. Love it. Have a great weekend. :) TBK

Lily Hydrangea said...

amazing catch James. It just goes to show what you find when you really take notice. I love this idea for a meme.
I participated last weekend but never got to link in. I am searching for something for tomorrow, wish me luck!

Icy BC said...

That's scary but the reflections are just fantastic..

Cheryl said...

How neat for a pre-Halloween post. You captured an amazing shot.

Barbara Martin said...

A nice set and a perfect bench for RuneE. Well done.

PERBS said...

Glad to see you found a bench too! A cemetray is a great place for benches. I went to an old cemetary in town here because I saw one bench thru the fence and left the cemetary with more than 10 photos of different benches!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This reflection at the cemetary is perfect for the halloween month of October. What a good idea. Happy Weekend Reflection to everyone!

Greyscale Territory said...

This almost seems like a watery reflection! Beautiful atmosphere!

Regina said...

Hello James. Like a shadow. This is awesome!

Cheers!
"WeeKend Reflections Post"

Kilauea Poetry said...

I already have a thing for cemeteries and well..this is putting me in a mood. I love this time of year- thanks & cheers-

katney said...

That is definitely some shiny headstone. My Weekend Reflectio is still in Alaska, but I've been home for three weeks.

Sunny said...

The reflection has a somewhat eerie look...no reflection on your ability to take great pictures!
I have got to take some reflection photos so I can join in on the fun!
Sunny :)

RuneE said...

This must be one of the most special reflections I have seen. A bit spooky, but the bench makes up for that :-)

Vogon Poet said...

Otherworldly and disquieting. Hope to join the bunch soon with something new...

Jientje said...

It fits the time of the season well James! I'm playing again this week, love it!

ruma2008 said...

It is a nice reflection such as the illusion.

Anne-Berit said...

Wow,this is spooky,and you have a bench there too,nice!

VioletSky said...

Very intriguing.

Dagrun said...

I had to look in the dictionnary to know what a headstone is;) Wonderful reflection, James. I love your meme.

Rebecca said...

Nice keeping it seasonal too! Fun.

B SQUARED said...

Very ghost like.

Cindy said...

No "Boo's" from this corner on that shot- perfect for the season. Good eye too!

Malyss said...

I saw the bench before the reflection!
Glad to be back, and thank you for your nice words while I was away.
Have a nice week-end!

quilly said...

What an incredible reflection! What an amazing eye to spot and and what talent to capture it and ... I am impressed!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there..I got up this morning and noticed my link to your prompt wasn't there. I think I know what happend..it's up- sorry-

Dimple said...

This is a cool photo. At first glance, I though it was very effective soft focus. Then I read your explanation...Good job!

Jacob said...

Too many themes! Great reflection, though - very unusual!

Ken Mac said...

geesh, looks like a ghost to me! I;m outta here.

maryt/theteach said...

I love photographing in cemeteries, James! But I never saw a ghost or maybe he hid from me... LOL!:)

awarewriter said...

This one would be spooky in B&W. Play with the tones, dim things out a bit.

Nice shot James.

José Ramón said...

You have a very interesting blog.
Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

Hilda said...

And I'm intrigued by the mirror itself — I like the design peeking on the upper left-hand corner.

Lois said...

Nice post combining the memes James and that reflection is amazing. Like killing two birds with one "stone" as they say!

Thom said...

When you say you encourage everyone to enlarge the photo do you mean you write that in the post or should they be big already on the post? If I make it too big it sticks outside the border :( LOL TBK

cieldequimper said...

Sorry.... I was sooo disappointed. I should have known better, it's happened to me before too. Sorry.

Jan said...

James, what a unique reflection. Thanks for your comments and the heads-up, I did forget to sign on with McKlinky.

Pacey said...

Ok James, thanks for the info. This is bookmarked already and will try my first entry next weekend. I don't wanna be late. :) Happy Sunday!

Sistertex said...

Hi James,
Sorry I was late, I was out of town from Friday until just a few hours ago - no computer. But figured I would join in with something anyway.

Yes it was pretty cold in MN, as we were actually out camping, our last trip this season. It was getting down to the mid-twenties for the first couple of nights, but then warmed up on Sunday and Monday. Was actually pretty warm today, of course we were on the way home at that point. Pretty tired right now.