First time visit to Rookwood Cemetery on Sat 8 April 13 (Information below)
Rookwood, Sydney NSW Australia

Nikon D800E 24-70mm f2.8 tripod
ISO 400 f16 @32mm 1/400th sec
5 x bracketed RAW files +/- 1 stop Processed in Photomatix Pro4 and PS CS5 converted with Silver Efex Pro2

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Rookwood Cemetery (officially named Rookwood Necropolis) is the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Rookwood is a suburb, close to Lidcombe railway station about 17 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district.
It is estimated that approximately one million people have been buried at Rookwood, which covers an area of over 300 hectares. As the largest Victorian era cemetery still in operation in the world, Rookwood is of significant national and historical importance.
Some older sections of Rookwood are overgrown with a riot of plants, early horticultural plants, some now large trees or groves, as well as an interesting array of remnant indigenous flora. This results in quite an eclectic mix of flora to be found within the necropolis.


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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 1 year ago

    Great atmosphere Ian & I love the leaning angles.

  • Thanks very much for that Michael, I do also :) !!

    – Ian English

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Love this in B&W :))

  • Thank you Thomas, yes I don’t think it would work in colour !!

    – Ian English

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Ian

  • Thanks Di :)

    – Ian English

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    April 7, 2013


  • Thank you Teresa !!!!

    – Ian English

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 1 year ago

    Love the grittiness here Ian!

  • So pleased you like it Mel, a big thanks :)

    – Ian English

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Very dramatic. Beautiful work.

  • Hi Steve, thanks a lot mate !!!

    – Ian English

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much Thomas, really appreciate the feature !!!!!

    – Ian English

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

  • Cheers Pater !!

    – Ian English

  • Louise Docker
    Louise Dockerover 1 year ago

    Great image, very moody, love the sky and the tree

  • Thanks for the great guidance Louise, had a lovely day with you and Di :)

    – Ian English

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 1 year ago

    Wow…fabulous atmosphere, Ian….well done!

  • Hey Wendi, great to hear from you and thanks for the lovely comment.

    – Ian English

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