Fall in the Cemetery

An experiment in HDR photography: this photo of the Robert Pitcairn mausoleum in the Homewood Cemetery is made from three separate exposures. It’s okay. It’s probably not much better than the result that could be got by manipulating one of the three pictures in the series.

Fall is old Pa Pitt’s favorite time to take pictures in cemeteries, and right now his Pittsburgh Cemeteries site is full of fall color.

Christ Blessing Arlington

A life-size statue of Christ in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Mount Oliver, looks out over the back streets of Arlington.

Mount Lebanon Cemetery Office

This fine vernacular-Gothic house serves as the gatehouse and office for the Mount Lebanon Cemetery, which was founded in 1901. It’s charmingly out of place in its neighborhood, which is a later development where most of the houses date from after the First World War.

Kerr Monument, Trinity Churchyard

Hidden on the left side of the cathedral is a narrow arm of the churchyard with a few old monuments, with the massive bulk of the Oliver Building towering over them. Most people who visit Trinity Churchyard never find their way to this side of it, but it’s worth a few moments of contemplation.