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Posted By: Bob Harris, 12-28-2011, 12:07 AM

I took this photo of a grave site that is within the confines of the Pioneer Cemetery in Ehrenberg, Arizona. The cemetery was established in 1862 to bury the unknown that died crossing the arid deserts of Arizona.

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12-28-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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Nice use of tint here. I really like the subject matter and the dark corners here, but I think a difference crop could work better- maybe go vertical?

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Nice use of tint here. I really like the subject matter and the dark corners here, but I think a difference crop could work better- maybe go vertical?
Adam, I think the shot may be a bit tight, I could of opened it up a bit, I was getting sun on the cactus and tried to highlight that as well as the grave site. Thanks for commenting, I will give that a try, but not sure if it will improve the photo.

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Maybe the crop could be better, but I really love this, Bob! Great processing which gives it a very somber feel. Well done!

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Maybe the crop could be better, but I really love this, Bob! Great processing which gives it a very somber feel. Well done!
Lori, I took the photo in the "toy camera" filter mode in camera, it gives an old photo look. Somber is what I was looking for and I am not really sure how I could crop it any different looking at the original, so I am happy with what I got, sort of like my Christmas presents.
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Cool - erie shot. I dig it just the way it is. I'm normally not too hot on tints, but this one works very well, in my view.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
Lori, I took the photo in the "toy camera" filter mode in camera, it gives an old photo look. Somber is what I was looking for and I am not really sure how I could crop it any different looking at the original, so I am happy with what I got, sort of like my Christmas presents.
It's a wonderful effect, one I may have to try in the near future!! It definitely conveyed the appropriate mood in this case.

And I have certainly taken photos and had people tell me I should crop it differently. Unfortunately, sometimes it just won't crop any differently!! FWIW, I like the crop just fine!
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Bob, I do like this photo the way it is, like others have said it has a sort of somber look and I think that the crop works well.

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Cool - erie shot. I dig it just the way it is. I'm normally not too hot on tints, but this one works very well, in my view.

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thanks Jer, I was just playing with the in-camera filters on this one. Thanks for looking, always appreciated.
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Hi

I bet who ever it is, resting below, was a bit of a prickly character. (Forgive me I can't resist these opportunities)

Just for interest I have increased, quite strongly, vignetting and your image started to look enormously powerful.
And I would not crop this pic, looks good as it is.

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Bob, I do like this photo the way it is, like others have said it has a sort of somber look and I think that the crop works well.
thank you Heinrich, the cemetery is indeed very somber
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I bet who ever it is, resting below, was a bit of a prickly character. (Forgive me I can't resist these opportunities)

Just for interest I have increased, quite strongly, vignetting and your image started to look enormously powerful.
And I would not crop this pic, looks good as it is.

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(And carry on with your stressful retirement job.)
thanks for looking and commenting, I will try adding a little more vignetting, but many times I have found that I over edit, so it is just best to leave the photo as is. This cemetery contains about 100 grave sites and there are actually a couple that have headstones. Temps often reach near 120 degrees but cactus grow quite well here. I will post a more complete view of the cemetery later, it is a great place to spend eternal retirement.
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It's a wonderful effect, one I may have to try in the near future!! It definitely conveyed the appropriate mood in this case.

And I have certainly taken photos and had people tell me I should crop it differently. Unfortunately, sometimes it just won't crop any differently!! FWIW, I like the crop just fine!
thank you Lori, Charlie does a lot of in-camera editing and that is where I got the idea, sometimes you can make a not so good photo look presentable. take care.
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