The Green Triumph

A bright, warmish spring day drew the women of f/4 studio with cameras in hand to Nashville’s Mount Olivet Cemetery, established in 1856 and the final resting place for southern aristocracy and common folk as well the famous and infamous from the Civil War days through World Wars I and II until contemporary times. Today I share my very first take of this historical and colorful place.

Prior to arrival I chose to work with two lenses—the 18-55mm and the 10-24 mm lenses. It was an occasion to practice with my seldom-used wide-angle lens.

As I strolled the grounds, I was especially drawn to the juxtaposition of death as evidenced in the tombstones and still dormant trees and the fresh, new green of spring leaves. The season of spring enveloping the memorials to the deceased reminded me that ultimately death does not have the last word.

This week the f/4 studio blog shares my take of Mount Olivet as experienced in a one and one-half hour stroll through the grounds. The perspectives from my two colleagues will unfold in the coming weeks.


© Sharon Brown Christopher


© Sharon Brown Christopher


© Sharon Brown Christopjer


© Sharon Brown Christopher


© Sharon Brown Christopher


Contributed by Sharon Brown Christopher


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