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post #1 of 15
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Tell me what you think when you view these ....
I was at a cemetery yesterday - we went to see my boyfriends dad's grave..and my dads..2 different cemeteries though. The statues are from the first cemetery we visited, the light was pretty harsh because it was just after 9 am and the sun was right behind the statues...in some cases I included the sun in the images to evoke a feeling and I think it worked...













post #2 of 15
Hi Cheryl.... I'm not a professional by any means, so this is just my opinion only.

I like most of them (the subject matter does not invoke an emotional response from me), but I don't like the one with the 2 statues. My eyes don't know where to focus on that one, and keep diverting to the background.

In the last 3, I don't think the sun was flattering for the last one you posted.... But the 1st of that set, is well done

My favorite is the very first one. It does envoke a heckuva lot of emotion


just my own opinion, meant as constructive critism..... You did have the sun working against you with this set, and I think despite your challenges you did a very good job.

I'm kind of partial to your landscape photographs, as I think you have a wonderful eye for that.
post #3 of 15
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yes the sun isnt' always your best friend..but thank you..glad you like that first one...
my fav.is the last one...:-) but thats just me ..and you'll see lots more landscapes..i'm on holidays starting thursday....and will be heading out for several days..
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by mistressotdark View Post
yes the sun isnt' always your best friend..but thank you..glad you like that first one...
my fav.is the last one...:-) but thats just me ..and you'll see lots more landscapes..i'm on holidays starting thursday....and will be heading out for several days..
I do thoroughly enjoy your landscapes.

Photography is always so open to interptretaion(sp) and personal tastes. Your fav. is my 2nd least fav Might I ask what makes it your favorite?
post #5 of 15
I agree with the comment about the one with the two statues, I think they were both too much in the foreground to direct your focus properly. But I thought all the rest were fantastic.
post #6 of 15
I think the sky behind the pics energize the pics tremendously having a huge impact, especially in the last 3. The first and 3rd pics, the sky is definitley a lot more peaceful. Great pics, as usual.
post #7 of 15
Do you belong to any photography forums?
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
yes..several...
post #9 of 15
Good afternoon my friend!...
Thanks a lot for share this one with us...
Those are fantastic, really fantastic, to being honest with you If I can to make the photograph a hobby, Maybe the Cemetary it would be the last place to get a session of photos...
I´m a Strong Catholic!, I find soooo marvellous this session my friend, give me a breath of seriously and respect for the Jesus die...
My favourite is the firts one with the cross with the sun over!
Thanks a lot for bring us a different point of view!...
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
I think the sky behind the pics energize the pics tremendously having a huge impact, especially in the last 3. The first and 3rd pics, the sky is definitley a lot more peaceful. Great pics, as usual.
Don't they just!. Cheryl their absolutely fabulous I think these have to be your best yet and that's saying something
post #11 of 15
I can't see any of the pics for some reason. I think the computer I'm on isn't showing them.
post #12 of 15
I agree with the opinions expressed about the one with two statues.

I can see why you're drawn to the last couple. I do agree, though, that the sun behind can be distracting, and I think it is a bit. Can you work with the sky a bit in photoshop and dry to darken that sun a bit and boost the contrast on the rest of it? That might reduce the distraction of the sun, and make it an asset. Also, you have great cloud formations on those that really enhance the photos.

Great job!
post #13 of 15
I think they are stunning! I love cemetery photos. There is just something so peaceful about them.
post #14 of 15
Wow they are stunning and yes so very peaceful
post #15 of 15
Beautiful photographs!! (I LOVE cemeteries!) I think the way you placed the sun behind the statues is totally awesome! It gives them a "halo" effect that is absolutely stunning! And that sky....wow!
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