Nunhead Cemetery on the first day of Spring

Sorry it’s been ages between posts, but there have been various ongoing issues in the Cloudy household that meant that my passion for photography had to be put on the back burner for a while.   However, now that Spring is here I am bouncing back with vengeance and intend to make more posts than ever.

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and what better way to celebrate the season than to take a wander in the beautiful environment of Nunhead Cemetery. Bluebells, Snowdrops and Daffodils bloomed in abundance, the trees were beginning to  bud and although still very cold, everything was looking greener. And of course all the wonderful monuments, catacombs and angels looked as magnificent as ever in their decaying glory.

To really capture the environment I chose to use my Voightlander Heliar 15mm on the Leica Standard so that I could emphasise many of the smaller details that are often overlooked when carrying standard + mm lenses.  I also chose my Zenit C with the amazing Helios lens. No lens ever made since can compete with the Helios’s over the top swirly whirly Bokeh that can really enhance graveyard spooky shots. I love my Zenit C/Helios set up so much.

Leica Standard / Voightlander Heliar 15mm – Agfa APX 400:

Fallen Cross

Fallen Cross

Journey's End

Journey’s End

Forever watching

Forever watching

Urn

Urn

Prayer

Prayer

Weeping

Weeping

All Seeing

All Seeing

Tombstones

Tombstones

 

Zenit C / Helios – Fomapan 100:

Angel

Angel

Helios swirly whirly magic

Helios swirly whirly magic

Its in the eyes

Its in the eyes

Angel

Angel

No roll of film is complete without a photo of the cat just to finish the frames :D

No roll of film is complete without a photo of the cat just to finish the frames :D

Just to show that Nunhead Cemetery really is not as creepy as these photos portray  - here is a short video i made while walking the grounds

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