It has become rather cumbersome to maintain a dozen or more sites around this internet highway. Between FB, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and an assortment of equally significant or lesser sites, the burden of maintaining the ever present redundancy, as we courageously engineer our American dream, has become too much. I think we have more important things to do, don't you think? We think so. That's not to say that we don't value our time together with you, we certainly do. We're just changing the venue.

We'll keep the personal FB pages, I suspect, but all the rest will disappear over time. Slowly, this page and a few other business related pages will be the focus of our attention. You will notice the other pages of note just below this post section.

Anyway, welcome, and please do visit as often as you can. Plenty will be happening in the coming days, months and years.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Vacancy at Quiet Haven

It has recently come to my attention that the name of this little plot of hallowed ground is called Siegrist Cemetery; the final home to the Siegrist Family of Lancaster. It's located in Ronks, Pennsylvania, on PA896, just east of Lancaster. Lisa and I had just completed 3 or 4 days at our publishers office/warehouse, photographing her collection of Victorian Fashions and Accessories for her upcoming book, "The Fashionable Victorians and Edwardians," and we decided to take a scenic route home. I do love the back road scenic routes.
All things being equal, I was entitled to a little creative R&D&P (Research & Development & Photography), don't you think? It was my turn now and, obviously, I could not resist the temptation.
Regarding the work itself, as you can tell I took some creative liberties with it. It is actually one of the first pieces that I converted to B&W. The color, for some reason, I found to be a distraction from the overall humor, or melancholy, or message, whatever it is that the viewer may wish to extract from it, so in the bin went the color; except for the flashing 'vacancy' lure, of course.
"A Vacancy at Quiet Haven" is one of my favorites, and I know that it's a favorite of many. Thanks for looking.

To find out who is buried in Siegrist Cemetery, click on the following link -

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