Picture Ohio! – iPhone Photography Walk at The Lake View Cemetery, September 17, 2016

Wade Memorial Chapel, The Lake View Cemetery
Wade Memorial Chapel, The Lake View Cemetery

If you are a student of architecture or history, one of the most fascinating places to visit in the Cleveland area is The Lake View Cemetery, just east of University Circle. More than 108,000 people are buried at the Cemetery, which was founded in 1869 and modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. President James A. Garfield and his wife, Lucretia, rest here in a 180-foot tall Berea sandstone memorial built on a hilltop with a spectacular view of downtown Cleveland. Nearby, a 65-foot, 358,000-pound obelisk, the largest piece of granite ever quarried in North America, towers over the family burial site of John D. Rockefeller, considered by many to be the wealthiest man in the world.

Statue of President James A. Garfield, Lake View Cemetery
Statue of President James A. Garfield, Lake View Cemetery

The combination of distinctive architecture, scores of unique statues and markers, many flowering shrubs and stately trees – including four that were alive in 1796, when Moses Cleaveland founded the city of Cleveland – makes Lake View a great place for landscape photography. The miles of roads in the cemetery provide easy driving and walking access to all the burial structures, and Lake View is a tranquil, peaceful place that is rarely crowded with visitors. Lake View Cemetery is one of my favorite places to photograph with my iPhone, especially in the fall, as described in an October, 2015 visit here.

Japanese Maple, Lake View Cemetery
Japanese Maple, Lake View Cemetery

Do you own an iPhone? Would you like to improve your iPhone landscape photography skills? If so, join us for a 1-1/2 hour iPhone photography walk at Lake View Cemetery on Saturday, September 17, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. We’ll meet at the Wade Chapel, then visit several of Lake View’s most photogenic sites nearby. Along the way, I’ll share plenty of tips on lighting, composition, and other aspects of iPhone photography. Participants who register for this program will receive a link where you can download a PDF with all the details as well as more than 15 pages of iPhone photography tips.

Levi Schofield Mausoleum, Lake View Cemetery
Levi Schofield Mausoleum, Lake View Cemetery

All of the photographs in this article, and all but one described in my October, 2015 article, were taken with my iPhone 6, and fine-tuned in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Of course, you are welcome to bring your digital point-&-shoot or SLR camera and lenses to the photo walk, but the emphasis will be on techniques and tips for landscape and nature photography using an iPhone or equivalent smartphone.

To register for this iPhone Photography Walk, visit The Lake View Cemetery website.

 

 

 

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