Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Daytrip to Fort Osage~Again

A girlfriend and I took a day trip to Fort Osage.
This was my second trip there.
We left at 8am so we could be there for the activities.
 The fort is located near Sibley, Mo, which is very near the Missouri River.
We got sidetracked at an old cemetery in the tiny town of Sibley.
The fog hadn't burned off for the day and the lighting in the cemetery was incredible.
 Steaming and foggy...much to a photographers delight.
My friend is a photographer too...so she completely understands the need to take lots of pics.
Old cemeteries are just too much fun, especially near Halloween.
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11 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I love to explore the cemeteries, I have two family ones.

Lisa said...

Wow,the fog really added to the mystery surrounding the cemetery.
you take great photos.

Arkansas Patti said...

I love cemeteries also. The lighting on that first shot is awesome. Great capture.

turquoisemoon said...

Steve, Oooh I do too...

Lisa, That fog was amazing. This place is located near the river, so the fog was there for quite a while.

Patti, We were told that the fog is also in the fort. Wouldn't that have been cool to capture reenactment soldiers in a fog...???

ellen abbott said...

Old cemeteries are wonderful. I hate modern ones, especially the ones that only allow a small plaque flush on the ground. they look like parks with no character as if no one really cares about the passing of the ones buried there. no monuments, no standing stones. you can see the sorrow of those left behind by the stones and monuments.

Dee said...

Dear Turquoisemoon, several years ago a friend of mine--Judy, who's a photographer--wanted to explore a certain kind of monument in cemeteries. First we explored Stillwater and the Twin Cities because we lived there. Then we drove down to Kansas City, where my brother and his family lived and explored here. Then we traveled across state to St. Louis and back up through Iowa, stopping at many old cemeteries along the way. A wonderful trip. Peace.

turquoisemoon said...

Ellen, I love your comment, "you can see the sorrow of those left behind by the stones and monuments." That is the reason so many of us are drawn to old cemeteries. There's feeling...

Dee, OOh don't you just love trips like that?!!! There's such a joy in exploration. and, 'A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.'~Lao Tzu

Randy said...

I like the light in the first shot.

turquoisemoon said...

Thanks Randy!

Cathy Sherman said...

That was a fun trip. The morning mist in the cemetery was beautiful. The fort was a lot of fun with so many "characters" in 1812 outfits.
Thanks for planning this great outing, Lynn! Your photographs are wonderful.

turquoisemoon said...

Cathy!!!! Hey, it's so much fun having a foto buddy. Now if we can stay warm, yet find some winter outings????