What happened was, I visited Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery, my 7-year-old daughter in tow. It was wet and grey. She was bored so I gave her a camera.

I’m not gonna claim she’s a budding genius photographer; just that a kid with a pretty good camera and no preconceptions can surprise you.

Of course, anyone knows you can make good pictures of flowers.

Flowers in Vancouver’s Mountain View cemetary
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Flowers in Vancouver’s Mountain View cemetary

Seven-year olds are apparently untroubled by fakeness in flowers.

Fake flowers in Vancouver’s Mountain View cemetary

Also, they don’t know that the camera’s supposed to be held level.

Statue in Vancouver’s Mountain View cemetary
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In loving memory of Stanislawa

And they can’t see any reason not to take extreme-wide-angle shots of an evergreen they’re standing in front of.

Tree in Vancouver’s Mountain View cemetery

She asked “Why is there an envelope there, Daddy?” I told her it was probably a message for John, Irene, Helena, Lois, or Margaruite, but she didn’t really understand.

“In loving...” at Vancouver’s Mountain View cemetery


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From: John Cowan (Nov 09 2013, at 23:26)

The evergreen tree is awesome!


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