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Looking towards Heaven
Looking towards Heaven

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Challenge: Cemetery (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Pacific Grove, CA
Date: Mar 26, 2005
Aperture: f/10.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2005

The hardest thing about this shot was laying my 2 week old D70 on the ground to take this photo. I did not do too much editing on this photo as I don't really know what I'm doing in PhotoShop yet. Slight Burning on sky and a small clone in tree to remove sunspot. Unsharp mask.

I was trying to show what the view was from the deceased point of view. My wife loved the shot and said, "You've got to enter this one!" I was really quite suprised at how poorly it did. I didn't get many comments letting me know what was wrong with the picture so I guess it just wasn't appealing to people. Maybe I should have had a catchier title. I was going to use a title of "Look at it from my point of view" "Here's my perspective".

Place: 231 out of 281
Avg (all users): 4.8280
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.7561
Avg (non-participants): 4.9683
Views since voting: 651
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 186
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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07/26/2005 07:08:43 PM
Turning the photo upside down would actually be more like the deceased's POV, but that would probably make it too abstract.
The angle itself works for me, except that it's difficult to see whether the cross or the trees are the subject. Might work better if cropped differently, but I can't "see" an obvious crop to try out.

My favourite thing about the photo is that everything but the sky looks b/w. It works well here, and gives the photo a good feel of the kind of serenity you can only find in a cemetary.
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04/06/2005 12:04:24 PM
Originally posted by jab119:

i feel the angle is a little too extream, good idea, but too much angle

Thank you for your comment. I actually wanted to use an extreme angle in this shot. I was trying to portray the deceased's view of the sky. I liked the image and thought it would do better, but I guess it just didn't have enough interest to the masses.

Thanks again!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/02/2005 09:34:51 AM
i feel the angle is a little too extream, good idea, but too much angle
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03/31/2005 05:46:43 PM
I am making two passes on this Challenge. I will vote on your photo then return later(before voting is over) to comment on what I like and dislike about your shot. You can take the comments however you wish and I will try not to be mean. Just don't take it the wrong way.
I like the extreme POV here. Maybe try another angle where you could get more sky. Maybe there are just too many trees around for that to be possible. Other than that it looks good. Bumping up
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03/31/2005 04:42:09 PM
Awesome angle and I like the way the chunky cross matches the outline of the trees. I always enjoy looking at matching lines in nature.

I wish it had a little bit more color though.
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03/28/2005 04:59:10 PM
very different perspective love it....8
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