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suchakaren
« on: February 22, 2006 12:30:33 AM »

As always with my pieces, please no constructive criticism, I just do my work to please my own eye. Thank you though! Saying if you do or do not like a piece is fine, but suggestions for improvement or change I just would rather not have.

I've seen the overly gothic photographs of cemeteries before, and I wanted to do something different. We have a gorgeous historic graveyard in my town and the headstones on some of the pieces are incredible works of art. I think that the craft of tombstone carving is a lost artform that has been replaced with polished granite and I for one think the old pieces are just beautiful sculptures. So I decided to find the beauty in the cemetary.




A photo of my friend creating her own cemetary photographs.



This photograph makes me think of Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" and the cycle of life and how it will always continue over death. The grass growing over the stone just seems so symbolic of that.



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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006 12:51:03 AM »

Your work is so beautiful.  My favorite is the second, it's so striking.  But really, they're all amazing.  My mom instilled in me a love of old cemeteries and I loved the way you captured the stones.

I feel dorky, but I just can't rave enough.  I'm so impressed.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006 03:12:01 AM »

I really love that last one in particular, but they've all got something striking about them.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006 04:09:02 AM »

I couldn't agree with you more. I love your photography...and not to mention your camera. haha. I had went on vacation to see my family in Illinois, and did the same thing. That was what inspired me to become a photographer. And please don't mind my ramblings, I just woke up, and I'm a little out of it. haha. Here is one pic I took a while back. I hope you like it.


and heres another one...but not taken of a grave stone....


tada!

PS: let me remind you my camera sucks. hahahah <3
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006 02:15:27 PM »

I love your photography...and not to mention your camera.

I always giggle to myself when someone is impressed with my camera, because it isn't ever what people expect. Its a Kodak DX7630 and its only 6 megapixels (i hear some have like 10 now geez) and I got it at walmart for about 200 dollars. I truely recommend it for anyone wanting to do photography but can't afford the 1,000 + dollars for a digital SLR. It has SLR features such as shutter speed, ISO etc, but has great point-and-shoot technology too. Its such a great camera, I rave about it all the time. Kodak makes great cheap cameras.

And thank you SO much! You are so sweet. I was so inspired by the cemetery, its just so interesting how the pieces are displayed in neat rows just like an art gallery. Its inspiration ripe for the picking!
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2006 02:17:36 PM »

Your work is so beautiful.  My favorite is the second, it's so striking.  But really, they're all amazing.  My mom instilled in me a love of old cemeteries and I loved the way you captured the stones.

I feel dorky, but I just can't rave enough.  I'm so impressed.

Thank you so much! You are so sweet! I like that tombstone the best actually, and its so tall and strong against the sky, it was a great photo op. Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2006 03:05:47 PM »

hahaha well, my camera is only a 3.5 mp and its like a finepix or something. I'm gonna have to keep that type of camera in mind! I just need something thats gonna make my pics look right, but I don't have the money to get a great fantastic $28979825.99 one. hah. So thank you darling! <3
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2006 06:23:43 PM »

I think the last picture in particular is really, really beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006 03:07:09 PM »

I think the last picture in particular is really, really beautiful.

Thank you again Smiley

I liked how it was just nonchalantly leaning there. To put it mildly, just chillaxin on a Sunday mornin in the cemetery. Its one of my favorites.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006 03:29:02 PM »

I agree with whoever it was that is responsible for the first reply.  The second one, I think, is the most striking,and I love it.
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