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Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Herman, Jan 29, 2011.
Took this with my EX1, and did some bad things to it with Lightzone.
It's wonderful! The orb sees all!
Oooh i have a few for this section..... I love grave statues!
1. GF-1 & 20mm f1.7
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/4316748114/" title="Despair_1024pix by andywest1, on Flickr">https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4316748114_5e034942a9_z.jpg?zz=1" width="480" height="640" alt="Despair_1024pix" /></a>
2. GF-1 & 20mm f1.7
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/4316301075/" title="Despair_Hue03_1024pix by andywest1, on Flickr">[img]https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4316301075_27fa041c50_z.jpg?zz=1" width="480" height="640" alt="Despair_Hue03_1024pix" /></a>
3. GF-1 & 20mm f1.7
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywest1/4315797147/" title="Broken_Wing_Blue1024pix by andywest1, on Flickr">[img]https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4315797147_6cc9b5e323_z.jpg?zz=1" width="480" height="640" alt="Broken_Wing_Blue1024pix" /></a>
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Very nice - I particularly like the last one.
One more - EX1 again.
Taken in Tasmania 2009 at the oldest Catholic church in Australia (1836).
A favorite subject of mine. Someone asked me why I love to shoot graves, they felt I was disrespecting them. I happen to feel just the
opposite. What greater way to keep them, their name and spirit alive and remembered then my photographs.....here's three:
My sentiments exactly. I'd be chuffed to bit's if it were my grave they were taking pictures of! :smile:
Great set by the way
Two you may have seen before. Taken at Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Yes, I've talked to a few people that think taking images of a cemetery are bad. I've never understood that. Sometimes there is some very interesting scenery or grave markers in a cemetery that make for some cool shots. Religious dogma I assume is the reason for people being insulted.
Pete, these are great! Where were they taken?
I want to add another question - Pete, how did you get the sky to look so dark?
I think it is just a matter of respect. A graveyard can be the scene of deep emotions and some may find it very disrespectful to take pics there. As with anything, if someone asks you not to take pics while they are there, be polite.
Dave, I agree as I am 100% sure that everyone else here does, as well. Sometimes it is a cultural issue and sometimes it is just purely personal as to why someone wouldn't think it was OK.
I have always really liked old cemeteries. I like to read the headstones and definitely think about the people lying beneath. I also appreciate the deep sense of loss and memory found within. I only have one or two recent photos of a small rural graveyard I happened upon this summer down on the outer banks of North Carolina. I think I will resurrect one soon to add to this thread.
At Antonio: You really have to look good in PHoenix for graveyards. This is a small one actually in Glendale Az.
At James: I am not a good post fixer-uper. I just turned the satuation all the way up and played with the contrast.
Somehow is made it look dark and gloomy, just what I was looking for.
thanks, Love this thread.
All of these done with an Olympus E-P1. The first with the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 and the rest with the Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42 kit lens.
Kiandra-1 by peterb666, on Flickr
Not a good sign by peterb666, on Flickr
Tombstones by peterb666, on Flickr
Room to rent - cheap by peterb666, on Flickr