Friday, November 17, 2017

Regina Cemetery

These photos are already a couple months old but I thought I should share them anyway. They were taken the day before I went on a tour of the cemetery, which our local historical society puts on several times throughout the summer. I thought the extreme lighting would create some interesting images, I was just playing around to see what I could get. 











I definitely want to take some more photos in this cemetery. It's the oldest one in the city and there are loads of really neat looking headstones. 
Just as a side note: I find cemeteries and headstones beautiful and mean no disrespect to the people buried there. If you find these images offensive please feel free to not look at them. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Catacombs-Playlist Review

Greetings and Salutations,
I wanted to write a quick post on a new playlist from The Belfry Network, under the Catacombs title. My first impression of the Catacombs 29 playlist is that I like it. There are lots of classic goth bands on this playlist, which is good news for me as I'm still catching up on classic goth bands. One of my favorite songs was Mirror People by Love and Rockets. It had the lyric "empire of the vampire" which I thought was delightfully cheesy and fun for a goth song. There was only one song there that I had actually heard before, which was Vision Thing by Sisters of Mercy.


Overall, I got the feeling that this was a bit of a nostalgic playlist so it had that easy feeling of being familiar and non-threatening. Unfortunately, DJ Gomez did not post a write up of the songs on this playlist so I've had to type them up myself (see below) but that's alright. I'm not going to say much else about the songs because I'm still very new to goth music and I'm still learning a lot so I am by no means an authority. I just thought it would be fun to briefly talk about and share a playlist that I really enjoy and I hope you like it too. Laters!


Rosetta Stone- The Witch
Danielle Dax- Cat House
The Sisters of Mercy-Vision Thing
Love and Rockets- Mirror People
Suspiria- Allegedly, Dancefloor Tragedy
The Jesus and Mary Chain- Coast to Coast
Die Laughing-Firedance
Paralysed Age- Bloodsucker
London After Midnight- Revenge
The Dense Society- Somewhere
Specimen- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Love Like Blood- Kiss and Tell
Nosferatu- Torturous

Here is the link to the playlist:
http://www.thebelfry.rip/blog/2017/8/3/mx90hec748g1e06zd2i031fgtkkado

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Labrett Cemetery

These photos are already over a year old but I really like them. I wanted to get back into posting regularly again and I figured a post about a cemetery would be a good start. Labrett is a small town about 15 minute drive from where I live and it's nestled down in the valley, next to the river. Unfortunately, it was overcast that day so the lighting is not all that good but the headstones were interesting to look at. I especially liked these iron ones below. 




  Some are too worn and faded to really read anymore which just gives them a little more character in my mind. It gives you some idea how long this graveyard has been here. 



I am not a religious person but I find statues of angels beautiful and intriguing. Maybe it's because I really like the idea of being able to fly. Whenever I dream of flying I always have giant wings. 



I think I may try to take some pictures here during the winter. If you can manage to catch the right day, cemeteries in the wintertime are some of the neatest places. There tends to be lots of contrast, which I am fond of, which lends itself beautifully to black and white photos. What can I say, I love the simple drama of black and white photography. 

Anyway, that's all for now. Laters.