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Another graveyard at midnight shot!

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by AdrianSadlier, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. AdrianSadlier

    AdrianSadlier Well-Known Member

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  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I've spent many hours in graveyards doing family history research and I know how the headstones can be all over the place, sometimes dangerously so, however the angle on the leading cross seems a bit extreme for something that big. It may well be so but it looks a bit unnatural to me. Was this lit by a single flash or by moonlight? The fall-off in illumination to the left is quite hard. These two things together make me more want to know how it was done than appreciate the result.
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  3. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    It does have something that appeals, I'm just not quite certain what!

    Perhaps a case for mono, the green of the grass somehow removes mystique.
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    It is clearly an extreme wide angle to get the depth of focus, so leaning and falling backwards inevitable. Well done, but not to my taste.
  5. AdrianSadlier

    AdrianSadlier Well-Known Member

    As ever, thanks for the feedback guys.

    It was taken with a 14mm lens. But the angle of the headstones etc.is not only due to this. If you notice, the headstones at left and right of image are actually leaning away from what you would expect due to the distortion on an UWA lens. The light was with a continuous LED light source, moved around during the 20" exposure.

    This is the B&W version.

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  6. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Maybe a little darker and more foreboding, to suit the subject matter?

  7. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    I'd be inclined to select just the really bright areas on the tombstones to reduce their brightness. Personally, where possible, I don't use flash, in night-shots, as I find some of the more white and reflective areas then have to be messed around with post-processing. Having said that, my experience/skill with flash is pretty minimal anyway!

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018
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  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Wow, Adrian, what a cool shot :), although I think mono seems more appropriate, for some reason (?),
    and, I like, the other versions, as well :)


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  9. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Monochrome versions work better for me. With the colour version personally I'd prefer the lighting to be warmer...

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