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Ashes to ashes...
Posted By: Asahiflex, 02-09-2009, 01:32 AM

...dust to dust. It's good to remind ourselves of the fact that we're only here for a short time, and that we really should make the best of it.


Shot with K20D + Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f/4 Sonnar (Alu, M42):

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02-09-2009, 01:36 AM   #2
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A wonderful series... to many moving shots to pick favorites.

Let's just say it is a very impressive and inspiring series.

Thanks for posting these.
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Peter, this is a great series! Why are cemeteries such wonderfull places? Your Sonnar did a spendid job, I would say...
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Some people think its disrespectful to photograph cemeteries.I don't personally think it is, as would love to take a heap of shots at my local cemetery.Any thoughts.


Sorry to hijack ur thread but what better opportunity to bring it up....Great shots BTW!!!!

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The dog statuette one is very powerful in context. If I saw that without knowing it was in a grave yard, I would take no notice -- now, however, it really works.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
A wonderful series... to many moving shots to pick favorites.

Let's just say it is a very impressive and inspiring series.
Thanks for your encouraging comments!

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Peter, this is a great series! Why are cemeteries such wonderfull places? Your Sonnar did a spendid job, I would say...
Thanks Rense. But take note that only the first three shots were made with the Sonnar, the other with the 80mm f/1.8 Pancolar.

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Some people think its disrespectful to photograph cemeteries.I don't personally think it is, as would love to take a heap of shots at my local cemetery.Any thoughts.
I've never considered photographing cemeteries as disrespectful. In fact, my photos are my way to show my respect. One thing is for sure: you will be moved!

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The dog statuette one is very powerful in context. If I saw that without knowing it was in a grave yard, I would take no notice -- now, however, it really works.
Indeed, that's why I always shoot small series. By the way, the dog statuette was placed on a baby's grave. It's hard to be not moved by such a sad story!
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Sentimental and great eye for photography

The one with leaf off centre works very well and I love how you compose these shots
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Thanks Rense. But take note that only the first three shots were made with the Sonnar, the other with the 80mm f/1.8 Pancolar.
Overlooked this completely.... And I think the Pancolar did even a better job....

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That photo with the dog statuette is indeed very emotional one. Almost brought a tear to my eye. That doesn't happen very often, so *well* done. Instant PPG material.
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Nice series - the little dog and the boy are exspecially moving well done.
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What a great series. Thanks for sharing and I could not pick a favorite. Something about a cemetary is always interesting to me to shoot as well.
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Beautiful shots, love the lighting and composition in these.
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Beautiful and kind of sacred series! They all show just the appropriate mood!
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