"Do you have an old cemetery in town, off the beaten path...the creepier the better?" - Mulder, The X-Files
In this third and final installment of my "Halloween in the Ozarks" report, I take you to two cemeteries I visited in Springfield, MO: Maple Park and Hazelwood Cemetery.
I've been photographing cemeteries since 1995 when I first visited the above-ground tombs of New Orleans. From the smallest towns in the Southern U.S. to the largest cities in Eastern Europe, I am fascinated by "Cities of the Dead" and always discover something I've never seen at each one I visit. Each graveyard has at least one unique tombstone design or material I've never seen before.
I took these photos in Springfield on a gorgeous fall day. The temperature was cool and perfect, and there was a light breeze blowing. I usually take my cemetery photos in black and white or sepia tone, but the spectacular fall foliage of the trees demanded that these be taken in color.
Click here to view all the cemetery photos I took that day.
And if you want to view all my cemetery photos taken throughout the years, visit this page!