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9th of August 2006 (Wed), 15:34
I'm guessing if this question would be in the "Urban Life" section. If I'm wrong I apologize. Just wondering if anyone takes pictures in Cemetery of Tombstones? If so can I see a few so I have an idea on how to capture a nice picture. I have been meaning to go out and take a few, but really don't know how to angle th camera or shot. Thank you.
9th of August 2006 (Wed), 18:26
Quite simply... whatever works for you.
There is no formula to a good image. Just shoot what feels right and see if it works.
9th of August 2006 (Wed), 19:03
As others have said, take what YOU like.
He is one I have posted before.
PS. before anyone asks again I don't know why the birth dates are so close :confused:
10th of August 2006 (Thu), 04:55
Here is an example of soem I took on a recent trip.
10th of August 2006 (Thu), 06:30
not the best, but a few pics here:
i need to go back there and get more impressive shots.
i do feel a bit guitly about taking these pics. in cemetaries...
10th of August 2006 (Thu), 06:33
PM thomascanty on this site he has a site dedicated to them...
10th of August 2006 (Thu), 11:10
thanks guys for your help. I guess I was looking for more of an idea then "how" too do it. lol.
10th of August 2006 (Thu), 11:16
One thing you should remember is not to try and clean the Tombstone in any way as you could damage the stone. Even though we think of stone as hard it really is quite fragile.
You may hear some where of different ways to try and make the inscriptions more legible or clean off the moss or leichen that has attached itself to the stone, don't ! Use a reflector of some sort or side lighting to bring out details.
Even using water to clean the stone could cause more damage than good.
10th of August 2006 (Thu), 12:58
thanks for the tips! ;)
10th of August 2006 (Thu), 19:23
Ha, I have a cemetery section on my web page. I don't think I'm morbid but love the history you can learn in a cemetery. My wife and I were in the mountains one year and read this inscription. "No grave shall hold this body down" It gave us chills.
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