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A single gravestone. Square crop or original portrait, which works better? Oh and yes, Iíve seen the face...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 18-55mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Still among the dead
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:1 Sep 2009 - 7:44 AM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
Votes:107
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

koka
koka e2 Member 6koka vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 - 7:46 AM

beautiful light and composition. a shot with huge dignity. Great work Katie

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 7:47 AM

Think the crop of V1 for me, it concentrates your eye on the texture more and that lovely mossy "hair".
Barbara

ChristineL
1 Sep 2009 - 7:58 AM

lovely light and shadows Moira, I like both versions,
Chris.

dwarf
dwarf  652 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 - 8:11 AM

lovely, #2 for me
dorothy

MissPea
MissPea  7 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 - 8:13 AM

a lovely composition here - love the pink flowers in the background - very tasteful
Julia

Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
1 Sep 2009 - 8:20 AM

Very good shots. Difficult to make a choice. So, both.
Cor.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 8:23 AM

great lighting

imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 8:38 AM

have you seen the fac.....oh I see you have Smile....lol...beautifully lit, v2 for me
ian

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64362 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 8:45 AM

Lovely detail. I prefer the crop to V1 as it brings in the oof pink flowers more. Super light.
Chris

jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 8:54 AM

Good DOF on this Moira with a subtley of colour...Jools

gingerdelight

A lovely shot Moira, I think that V1 works best
x Carol x

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 8:56 AM

Going with version one this morning Moria - good use of DOF.
Some nice light and shapes too.
Regards Rich

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:08 AM

Compositionally No. 2 works best for me, the dead leaves just adds that little bit extra.

Albert

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:11 AM

Two very nice images I like them both - Elizabeth

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:11 AM

Good light and good crop Moira.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:28 AM

Definitely has to be the V1 crop for me, wonderful light and tones, great dof and I to see the face Wink. Superb shot.

Hugh

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:28 AM

Great crop
Works a dream
The face made me smile

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:38 AM

Both beautifully done Moira, I have a slight preference to V1 for the closer crop - excellent work!

Sarah *

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:44 AM

Thanks to everyone who has called in here this morning, I'm delighted with the reception this one has received as it's one of my favourites.
We're off to Newcastle to put the world to rights over a few coffees, will catch up here later...
Moira

dianah
dianah  724474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:53 AM

Original for me Moira..you knew I would say that didn't you ? Smile I love this..a really attractive composition full of warm tones.
Di

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 10:09 AM

Like them both, Moira, can't really pick a fave. Enjoy your coffee! Carol

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 10:29 AM

Think V1 for me, Moira, but both lovely captures of the detail and textures.
TrevB Smile

Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 10:30 AM

Two great images. super light and great detail.
Thushari

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Sep 2009 - 11:54 AM

I prefer the square

Peter

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 12:01 PM

I like the inference of death being like the headsone, decaying in time Moira.

Bernie

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 12:15 PM

As an old square myself,I will go for the square crop.
And I see your upside down face,with stubble on his chin.
(well,it could still be a her,I suppose !!)
Nice shot Moira.
Mick.

Last Modified By mikbee at 1 Sep 2009 - 12:16 PM
Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 12:18 PM

v1 is a work of art, both in light and line....one of your best of the cemetery images. I think the leaves on the bottom distract from that pure form in v2.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 1:05 PM

For some reason v2 appealed most-- a version of the helicoid? ( both) wonderful colors
JEnnnnn

proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
1 Sep 2009 - 2:01 PM

tones, texture and killer dof, it has it all Moira!

graceland
graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 3:01 PM

Featured E2 Photo

Now

SUPER

MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 3:03 PM

Watcha Moira,
lovely detailed shot.
At first I thought, lob some off the left and top, but then, no, as it is, it's an excellent bit of abstraction.
best
Mick

Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 3:09 PM

Such great detail and textures Moira, so well done.
Bob

GalleryGirl
1 Sep 2009 - 3:11 PM

Featured photo at 15.11 - superb! Love the light and the flowers in the background. Great image!!!
Marilyn x

Last Modified By GalleryGirl at 1 Sep 2009 - 3:12 PM
Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
1 Sep 2009 - 3:19 PM

Fabulous textures in these moira ,great light and crop too well captured regards
Mike

DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 3:31 PM

I think #1 is much the stronger crop — it concentrates on the important parts of the shot: the detail of the gravestone and the moss and things on it, and the out-of-focus areas behind it.

Imagephotographics

Lovely image - V1 for me, love the close-up detail.

Chris

maratsuikka
1 Sep 2009 - 3:55 PM

fine images and great PF

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 4:11 PM

V1 works best for me, less complicated, better format.

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 4:37 PM

V1 for me, but had to think about this for some time. Like the texture of moss and stone plus the hint of flowers. Nice composition.

Ann

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 4:39 PM

Thanks again everyone - Mick(S), I thought about cropping a bit at the top, to remove the pink just inside the frame, but I wanted to keep a perfect square and I didn't want to include more of the shadow bottom left. Could have cloned it out, I suppose... Didn't think of cropping on the left, and I do think it needs that band of darkness. I might have another play with this. When I've cleaned the house. And done the laundry...
Moira

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 4:40 PM

To end with only.Some loved one resting in peace.

wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
1 Sep 2009 - 5:25 PM

Nice light and feel to this Moira , well done
Dougx

dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 - 5:26 PM

Good use of DF

dven

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 5:32 PM

V1 for me. I like the clever use of DOF to keep enough detail in the flowers.

Robert

foxtolbot
foxtolbot  5 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 5:39 PM

v1 for me and thanks for the comment on my photo much appreciated

Adrian_Reynolds

Both very well positioned Moira, beautifully captured, Adrian

CaptainTweaky

V1 - really nice composition - wonderful colouring and textures
David

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 6:49 PM

Both lovely comp's Moira, but V1 does it for me this time.

John Smile

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 6:57 PM

Version one for me here, it may also work well in mono.

Best Matt

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 7:11 PM

Excellent use of light

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 7:15 PM

Thanks again, and Matt I've been looking at this today and thinking mono...
Moira

11thearlofmar

V1 for me too. Definately a mono candidate. Super use of 'depth of field'.

Alan

Neeka
Neeka  5 Wales
1 Sep 2009 - 9:20 PM

Love the crop Moira and LARGE for V1 is a must!!! So much texture.
~Necia~

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
1 Sep 2009 - 9:22 PM

V1 for the close crop.

Lucy_Locket
Lucy_Locket e2 Member 733 forum postsLucy_Locket vcard England
1 Sep 2009 - 11:02 PM

V1 for me too. Lovely shot Moira
Lucy Smile

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2009 - 12:49 AM

I prefer no,2 with the tighter crop,beautiful detail,great textures.
Featured early on today,,

Aidan,,

martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2009 - 3:52 AM

a bold and lovely image, taken with much respect! Yes, I too would have got rid of the dark column to the left, sacrificing a tad off the bottom to keep the square. Regardless, It's still a beautiful image very well captured and composed,,,

Martin.

Igotmebabe
2 Sep 2009 - 4:34 PM

Beautifully composed shot, fantastic focus and dof
Janette

Andree_Borrel

History written all over it

tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2009 - 12:16 AM

Beautiful shot Moira; great detail in the foreground with that lovely light and excellent use of the DOF and composition showing the hint of the flowers in the distance to mirror the stalks on the near gravestone
Tim

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2009 - 1:19 AM

V1 all the way

Diana

nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
3 Sep 2009 - 9:05 AM

No 1 for me, love the colours and the detail, fine shot

Nicky

stoplooklisten

Well spotted Moira. It realy works. Dave.

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2009 - 7:36 PM

nice light and dof. v1 for me.lesley

SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 8:55 PM

Superb. The square crop for me.
Sandra

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2009 - 5:17 PM

Superb light and detail on the stone Moira, your images from Pere LaChaise Cemetry have been excellent and most interesting and this one is no exception

davey_griffo
6 Sep 2009 - 10:25 AM

I prefer the tighter crop in V1 myself.

LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2009 - 5:47 PM

Super colours and DOF here Moria

LesF

Last Modified By LesF at 6 Sep 2009 - 5:47 PM
bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2009 - 7:21 PM

both versions are super...great comp and light

megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
14 Sep 2009 - 11:50 PM

A wonderful image you've produced, Moira.....
The lights and shadows and textures and colours all make for great visual display...Very appealing.

Cheers and have a great week,
Suz Smile

v1...Smile

Last Modified By megamuff8 at 14 Sep 2009 - 11:51 PM
Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2009 - 11:53 PM

the face drew me in.....

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
16 Oct 2009 - 6:57 PM

this is beautiful...
square, of course Wink

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