I liked the dappled light, and the old gravestones and in the background the old, weathered building with vines growing over it.

Some of the earliest settlers of the region were buried here, when it was attached to a since-demolished Baptist meeting house built in the mid-18th century. Among those buried here later include Enoch Crosby, a Revolutionary War spy believed to be the model for the title character of James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Spy, and Joel Frost, a local politician who later served in the New York State Legislature and for a single term in the House of Representatives.

The headstones themselves also display an unusual range of funerary art from the first graves through the last historically significant ones, in 1929. The earliest illustrate changing Protestant notions of the role of death in the later years of the 18th century. For these reasons it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 (entry #88002684). (Wikipedia)

Taken with a Pentax ZX-L, SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 and Tri-X 400.

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