Photography Tip: Cementaries In Poland

Shot With The DC-FZ82 March 2017 @Rakowickie Cementarz, Krakow, Poland
(ƒ/7.1 1/100 20.5 mm ISO 80)

One of the great things about Poland from a photography perspective are its cementaries. Yeah that sounds a bit morbid, but it really isn’t. When I bought my Lumix DC-FZ82 a Polish friend ordered me to go to one of the most famous cementaries in Poland: Rakowicki accross the historical university (Akademia Ekonomiczny) located in the heart of Krakow.

At the time I didn’t understand why but when I arrived on chilly, but crisp March afternoon I immediately understood. Polish people care for their late loved ones. Cementaties are maintained very well, family graves are regularly cleaned and provided with a fresh supply of flowers. Rakowicki is a massive cementary, with loads a trees and unlike many parts of Krakow isn’t surrounded by massive blocks of flats, which allows for natural light to roam free.

At the time I just bought my camera so the shots are bit rough but still provides you a good indication. Sadly I don’t have any pictures from All-Saints as all cementaries accross Poland are light with candles.


    1. Thanks for the compliment,much appreciated!
      I’ll be posting more regularly specifically on Poland, The Netherlands and Belgium! Stay tuned.
      By the way I like your side, very colorful and captivating. Keep up the good work

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