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
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.