I mounted the stone stairs that lead up from the road to the burial ground and it was then that I first spotted a rusting ship in the Arthur Kill behind the colonial graveyard. (I usually keep my photos on my photo blog, Gathered Images, but this is about seeing parts of my neighborhood that I had seen but did not see before.)
I stood in the opening that overlooked the Kill and for the first time realized that there were a number of ships half submerged in the water and all rusting away.
So I now had two burial grounds to photograph. (Here are the shots from that first time shoot.)
I have returned to that spot a number of times to photograph the ships a number of times, including after Superstorm Sandy to see how - if at all - the hurricane had affected the area. (You can see those shots by clicking here.)
I didn't yet know that this area was quite well known and well photographed over the years.
So next time you are walking through your own neighborhood be aware of what you have around you. You may find things you never realized existed.