This tranquil scene depicts a church, with its steeple in the middle ground of the photograph, In older times in America, it was common practice for the cemetary, or graveyard, to be located on, or adjacent to, church property. These decorative tomstones would signify something about the financial status of the family of the deceased, or at least the esteem given to the person, as the more elaborate the tombstone, the more costly it would have been to buy. Even though many modern cemetaries today refuse to allow more than a flat marker in their cemetaries, they still allow an epitaph to be inscribed on it; a memorial phrase written on the tombstone given to commemorate the life of the deceased or how much they were loved. Though some of the session attendees have never seen this type of graveyard with their own eyes, it nevertheless evoked sombre (or somber) images in the mind of memorial locations where the dead are honored.
In the distance, at the background of the photo, the peaceful village with its abundant greenery is seen, due to the elevation of the photographer's location, giving him a good vantage point to be able to take in the countryside all the way to the horizon. Though the day is overcast, it is refreshing to note that there is no smog in the air and the absence of even noise pollution can be assumed due to not seeing any traffic or other things that would mar this relaxing picture.