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. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

FanExpo Regina 2014

This weekend I went to the first ever Regina comic con called FanExpo. Usually my friend and I go to the Calgary comic con but due to budget restraints we didn't make it out this year. It was nice to have an expo closer to home and I think the turn out was pretty good. All the vendors were amazing, there were lots of people who dressed up and we even had a few celebrities make it out: Kevin Sorbo and Marina Sirtis among others.

 This woman's booth had some amazing artwork. She did paintings of classic gothic characters like Lydia from Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. I really wanted an Edward but she was sold out of them by the time I got back to her booth.
 This guy is out of Saskatoon and he makes these stunning drinking horns and he had an impressive selection of Thor hammers and other celtic and pagan jewelry.

 Super awesome Halo guy. It seems that there is always at least one at every con. I'm ok with this.

 This group of friends made an amazing Avengers team. The only one they were missing was Iron man.

Unfortunately, I was so caught up with everything that I didn't remember to take any photos of myself. I'll try to recreate my outfits for another post.
This con turned out better than I expected and there was a really good turn out of people. I think the chances of it returning next year are pretty good. Hopefully it will be bigger and better.
Live long and prosper!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

London Cemetery

I mentioned before how I would post more photos from from my trip to London so here we are. One of the things I definitely wanted to do while in England was see an old cemetery. These pictures are not from the cemetery I had planned on seeing (I couldn't find that one) but are still pretty neat nonetheless.

 This is the pathway as you first walk in. The entrance to the yard is oddly placed on the corner, you go up this path and then it branches out into pathways all through the cemetery.


 This statue is an angel kissing a child. I had never seen anything like it before.


 All the statue grave markers were rather striking and beautiful. I would love to try to paint them one day.

 I loved how overgrown and tucked away this cemetery was. It kind of felt like the place had been forgotten about. But just as I was leaving some visitors showed up, so it's all part of the charm of the place.

 I found this statue a little creepy and sad. How fitting for a cemetery.

 This headstone was the most interesting to me. It's the only wooden headstone in the whole graveyard and the oldest, that I could tell, with a barely readable date on it from the 1880's. Strange to think that's at least how old the cemetery is.

 The earth taking over...

In case you can't make out the name, it's Grace Bullock who died June 1st 1921, being only two years and five months old. I wonder if her parents ever had any more children.
So that's my glimpse of an old London graveyard. The one I was actually looking for was called Hyde Park cemetery, that's supposed to be one of the largest and oldest in England and is in the middle of  huge park. How I couldn't find it I have no idea. I didn't want to appear touristy so I didn't bother asking for directions. I'll have to catch it next time.
Good Wednesday to you all!