On the El Camino Real
Located just west of the General Mills factory on Alameda, the smell of Chex Mix fills the air as you wade through a sea of tumbleweeds at the San Carlos Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This cemetery has grave stones with birthdays going back to the mid 1800's. There are also an alarming number of children's graves, many only days old, from the 1940's.
The San Carlos Cemetery was established in 1913 as the burial site for parishioners of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the corner of Alameda Blvd. and 4th Street. However, in the beginning it was the new resting place for 125 parishioners of the Church of Nuestra Senora de la Immaculada Concepcion who were originally buried in the old Composanto. This church and cemetery located near the corner of Alameda Blvd. and North Rio Grande Blvd. were destroyed in the flood of 1903. At the time, Alameda Blvd. was known as the El Camino Real.
These two angels have been watching over the San Carlos Cemetery for a loooonnnnnggggg time. I remember photographing the one below on film (so, the dark ages, in other words).
Tech Specs / Mystical Catholicism
All photos above are shot with a Canon Powershot Elph 360 and edited with Fotor. I have taken several of the images and also edited with them using the GO ART filters in Fotor. All of the images below were created with the Pop Art filter.
One of my Twitter friends described them as Mystical Catholicism and I think that is an excellent description!
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.