21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Veterans grave in West Cemetery, Amherst, MA

I was trying to portray the passage of time with the combination of the following elements: the unkempt section of old gravestones in West Cemetery in Amherst, MA (the same cemetery where Emily Dickinson is buried); the flag on the lone veteran's grave; the brown grass as the end of the year approaches; and the low angle of the autumn sun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Bill Madden