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(289 days ago)
I am fascinated by the light in this. That dark background really makes the graves stand out. They seem to be the subject of the photo though instead of the path as the subject.
thanks for the comments,but think the path leads you onto the graves
There are so many things to love about this emotive upload. The grungy textural feel in the leaves, the texture on the graves , and soft dof in the leaves of the tree which helps frame (visually) the image. The darkness behind the graves further adds to a mysterious and spooky feel. The shadow light play is excellent and I like your crop with the path leading us into the image.
(342 days ago)
Hi there....this image is all about visual weight, that which grabs our eyes, what we view the longest and most closely at...what steals the show. In my eyes, your gravestone on the left demands and gets attention. I feel just a tad of a smaller crop would have put more visual weight onto the church and less on the stone.
thanks olga for the insight,i like the balance between the main gravestone and church,both of which could be conceived as places of worship,but its good to another eye on this.
I agree with Olga. The gravestones make me think more of death than worship of any kind. The photo would fit better into a cemetery theme in my opinion. It has a sense of sadness about it. Maybe a shot of the church without so many graves around it would fit better into a "places of worship" theme? I don't know of any people that worship anything at gravestones.
Agree in principal with the comment,i suppose what I ment that have seen many people at different times at gravesides more so abroad where they sort of celebrate people that have passed away,sort of reminded me of some kind of worship,but I might be wrong and maybe it was a mistake putting this in..
I think this is a nice shot. I like the B&W, and don't really think a tighter crop would be better. The height of the grave stone on the left being near the height of the church not only balances the shot, but sends a subliminal message about life and death. How well it fits the theme is a separate issue from the quality of the photo. Personally, I think it fits the theme just fine. Many people pray at gravesides. What is praying? It's a form of worship. We can worship in a giant cathedral or mosque, or we can worship at a humble site in the country or the side of a grave.
thanks for that informative comment kyricom
There are graves in this cemetery from the 1700's and 1800's. That's old - for the US. (1 year and 38 days ago)
Yikes, yes old indeed and that is shown on your image. The two flags add to the evocative element of this photo....dead but not forgotten.
Yeah. I stopped while travelling along a back country road. The flags are apparently because those two graves are for veterans of the War of 1812. If you look in high res and magnify, you can read the medallion on the one in the back. It was an interesting place.
I didn't know we could do that, enlarge in high res. Yes, I saw that medallion in the back, clear...crystal! Thank you.
(1 year and 38 days ago)
I like the composition of this shot and the way it draws me into it. Framing the stones with FAIRVIEW is a good touch. Furthermore, the autumn feel, the skeleton of the tree in the background all adds to a fine photo that is visually appealing.
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