At The Granary Burying Ground I
© 2007 George L. Venable
Medium: Nikon D70 & Adobe Photoshop, version CS2
4800x2400px at 300ppi.

This somewhat bizarre image was taken in Boston on a very cold March day during the week of the 2007 Photoshop World Conference in Boston. The day before the conference I participated in a Photo Safari which took place at the Boston Commons. There were about 30 photographers in the group, and we had the exclusive use of two of the local reenactors to serve as guides and models. A young lady by the name of Freelove, and a gentleman by the name of Jonathan.

As we were going through the Granary Burying Ground, Freelove mentioned that she had always wanted to lie on the plinth and have her picture taken. Of course we all enthusiastically encouraged her to go ahead and this photograph was the one of the two best of nearly two hundred images I took that day. I took some license with the image in that I removed a modern door in the wall in the background, and replaced it with brick, and took all of the color out of the image except for Freelove and the plinth for a little more drama. Now I need to come up with a more dramatic title for the image!

Founded in 1660, the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts is the city's third-oldest cemetery. It serves as the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence and the five victims of the Boston Massacre. The cemetery is adjacent to Park Street Church and immediately across from Suffolk University Law School.