Saint Patrick’s 1 by mcsiegle

Saint Patrick’s 1

Saint Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Blue Township, just east of town. This is where my father's family is buried. He grew up out there--in what was known as "The Elbow" for the creek of the same name. When he was young there was a small stone church as well as a graveyard. The church is gone now. Until fairly recently, mostly farmland surrounded the cemetery. There's still farmland out there, but area has now been built up with housing on three sides of the cemetery (visible in the background of this picture) and a large modern church across the road. I played with processing on this--just because I could. Came up with a bunch of versions and am posting this one. This is one of three shots I'm posting for my get pushed challenge--to look at the "fringes of urbanization."
@bournesnapper Second of the three I'm posting. This gave me a good opportunity to visit this area. Looking later at a satellite map on my computer, I was astonished at how much had been built relatively recently. Google street view on a couple of roads out there was interesting to explore, as you can call up two or three different years. 2007 and even 2016 are quite different from 2022.
March 13th, 2023  
Very nice shot
March 13th, 2023  
I like being able to see the old and the new all in the same photo Mary. It’s a nice composition.
March 13th, 2023  
The series is very well done
March 13th, 2023  
It looks like the cemetery is surrounded by family.
March 13th, 2023  
Great capture of the cementry and nice angel statue.
March 14th, 2023  
Beautiful capture
March 16th, 2023  
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