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wonderful mood! vote
Great shots, fantastic pp.. voted
Just superb; very thought provoking shots!
M, you are a man after my own heart - i love this gallery and the style you have chosen. I've always found graveyards intriguing and beautiful despite the subject. My other passion is night shots and your gallery on this has also given me new direction.
Thank you for these and the other great shots you have on here.
Thanks Phil. I chose this effect because it struck me that the scenes were essentially themed around the contrast of the green foliage with the grey stone, which I suppose translates into life and death, or natural and man-made, or even self-renewing (immortal) and doomed to decay (temporal). Because I love to find contrasts in images to create the dynamic tension, I felt it was a good idea to emphasise the greenness, on the one hand, and the greyness on the other (removing anything in between). In fact, when I had thought of going back to the same cemetary a few weeks back, imagining the autumnal colours, decay, etc, I decided that this would not have that dynamic. I suspect the intense green versus the cold grey is what makes us feel slightly sick, which is a natural response when faced with the prospect of our own mortality.
I like the way you drain the color out of these images -- they are neither black and white or color, but exist in desaturated limbo, a good choice for images such as these. This is a haunting gallery, and there are several images in here that are thought provoking and meaningful. Congratulations.
Beyond just the statu... (oh hell, you know), I like the way you have photographed it.
This is really a lovely gallery --- what amazing statuary!!!
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