I had a little fun with Photo Tools a bit last night to step outside of the normal tools and filters I use. I came out with a post processed image that is not like my typical stuff. I was trying to go for a darker image that fit a cemetery. I think I like this result, I’m not sure. We’ll see if it is still pleasing to the eye tomorrow. I’m still loopy after a long run in this heat and humidity.
I found this cemetery hidden behind the dog park on Saturday. It only has about 10 graves surrounded by a wooding fence. I found a giant boulder with a plaque attached to it stating the importance of the this cemetery. Supposedly this is where prominent evangelist Billy Sunday was born and grew up at. He was very well known for this during the first two decades of the 1900’s. He was also a baseball player in the 1880’s for the National League. How random is that? Anyways, it gave a couple good opportunities for some shots.
As I drove through Madison County, I felt like I was driving through a different state. It was very hilly compared to where I grew up in Iowa. This was caused by the glaciers thousands of years ago. I believe these hills are part of the tip of the Des Moines glacial lobe. The glaciers made their way down from Canada pushing all of this soil down to Iowa. And boy did they do a fine job sculpting the landscape in this area.