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Leaning Monument

Leaning Monument

I must pass four or five old graveyards on my way home from my daughter's school. (Well, they're old from the US perspective, anyway.) This one, like most in this area, has its share of markers and monuments that are deteriorating.



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Date: Wed November 29, 2006
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Gotta tell you, Brian, I think cemeteries are like museums of three dimensional art mixed with landscaping art. I've seen a few that I wouldn't mind having my loved ones see as they visit my remains after I shuffle off in a couple hundred years (I'm feeling optimistic Wink ) --Chris
#1 Wed November 29, 2006 11:32pm

i had no idea what it was in thumbnail (and have bad habit of not reading the titles) ..opened it, and have to tell you how well you have captured a "feeling" here... the leaning with the rest as background... it`s super black & white work
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#2 Thu November 30, 2006 12:34am

Thanks, Chris. Thanks, Oly_M. Cemeteries have lots of photographic possibilities, though I'll admit that I'm always half-expecting someone to come up and give me a hard time for walking around taking photos. (If that happens, I think I'm going to answer something like, "Well, it's less invasive than if I were taking gravestone rubbings.") Thanks again for the comments and ratings; I appreciate them. -Brian
#3 Thu November 30, 2006 2:30am

Any chance of doing your sky trick and glooming it up a bit with some contrast or darkening? john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#4 Thu November 30, 2006 2:36am

I don't think so, John. That gradient trick only really works when there's detail to be recovered; in this case, there's no detail there to recover. This morning was cloudy and overcast in the extreme; the sky was, literally, white and featureless, pretty much as you see it in the photo. I could manually paint it darker, but I'm not sure that would improve things very much. Thanks for the comment. -Brian
#5 Thu November 30, 2006 2:52am

Brian, I've often thought about people accosting me in the cemetery, too. My on-call excuse is that I'm trying to determine what is the best resting place for myself. Haven't had to use it yet, though.--Chris
#6 Thu November 30, 2006 8:10am

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