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Père Lachaise cemetery again. A while ago I uploaded an image of the little chapels that mark many of the 19th Century family graves - stone cubicles, each with a grilled door, a window, a ledge for flowers. Here are some more. Peering inside they can look a bit like antiquated lift shafts to the afterlife...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 18-55mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Death & Remembrance 3
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:21 May 2009 - 7:03 AM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
Votes:72
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 7:11 AM

Now these are really hard to choose between Moira. v1 just jumps out as a thumbnail because of the colour and is probably my favourite. Your dof on each is spot on Moira, and each one fits the subject very well indeed
Helen

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 7:13 AM

Expertly framed Moira, beautiful combination. Ron.

MissPea
MissPea  7 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 - 7:17 AM

Agree with Helen above......but there is something about V2 which is quite special
Julia

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 7:17 AM

V.1 is superb, Moira, a great composition, and the dof is perfect. Carol

BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 - 7:18 AM

Three superb images.
Dave

nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
21 May 2009 - 7:37 AM

Three great images, No 1 being my favourite, love the soft colours in the background, fine DOF

Nicky

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 7:49 AM

Lovely composition and colouring of V1.
Barbara

VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 7:52 AM

Great set!!!

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:01 AM

Extremely well composed sombre and moody images. Good observation as ever.

Albert

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:01 AM

All 3 beautifullt composed and cropped to maximise the effect. I'd go for V1 as the splash of colour works so well with the iron railings.

Dougie

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:02 AM

I like them all Moira, V1 is my favourite though, perfectly framed and I like the colour behind.

Sarah *

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:05 AM

What,no mention of No 3 ?? A very old bit of iron here.Even the bit of paint that is left, has no flakiness life left.It has solidified.It has had a few coats too.I have said this before,but this is an image to die for.!!
Nice ones Moira.
Mick.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7440 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1028 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:17 AM

Mick, the map location is shown above, you could spend a month in this place without getting bored!
Thank you everyone, I'm amazed at how this set has taken off. To be honest I think V2 is my favourite but I was worried that it might be too dark.
Flowers tomorrow, then I'll give you a break from cemetery shots.
Moira

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:34 AM

V1 is just perfect for me
Cant wax lyrical about it.
It is just right

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 9:33 AM

Three superb images, sorry cant pick a favorite, they are fantastic.

Hugh

Nettles
Nettles  7 England
21 May 2009 - 9:44 AM

Three super images Moira and #1 is my favourite, I love the out of focus stained glass.
Oh, and I think the naked men were just like that for fun, no sign of anything to sponsor!
Annette

Neeka
Neeka  5 Wales
21 May 2009 - 10:16 AM

This is just great! All of them are. I love your work!
~Necia~

Grifoto
Grifoto  5 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 - 10:28 AM

Great set of images Moira, I like V1, "a picture within a picture", very nice.

HoPeY

Cormy
Cormy  6 England
21 May 2009 - 10:43 AM

More good DOF work Moira.
Cheers
Alan

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 10:51 AM

3 great shots Moira, for me I think V1,love the color in it,,

Oh by the way,,there's still plenty of rust to be found in Howth,
Next visit I'll get one for you,,,

Aidan,,

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 10:57 AM

They are a fine set Moira . Wonderful rust . Think they must have gone down the lift shaft a long time ago ? xxx

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 10:59 AM

Great set Moira, lovely detail, especially in V3, but V1's my fave...the way you've thrown the background out of focus really makes the ironwork stand out, looks almost 3D.
TrevB Smile

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 11:04 AM

3 good captures Moria - the framing in version 1 gets my vote it works well.
Regards Richard.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

V1 is very effective. I like the out of focus coloured glass in the background.
Chris

jarendell
jarendell  795 forum posts Spain2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 11:37 AM

Fn=Fn-1+Fn-2, I think,but viewed in reverse, (I may be wrong!)And I seem to recognise the rose from somewhere too,but can´t quite place it just yet though...

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 11:45 AM

£ great shots V2 for me .. just has something about it..Nice Work
Barry

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 12:28 PM

What a great set...I like them all, but v1 is so beautifully composed that it is breath taking. I would be hard pressed to stop photographing that place and get on with my vacation! How lucky you are to have gone there.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 1:37 PM

Four great shots...a lovely set. Probably V1 is my favorite....Sandy

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 1:54 PM

V1 is superb in my opinion Moira. I think this is your best for a while but then nobody agrees with me anyway.

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 2:43 PM

What fantastic work here Moira, love the comps.
Bob

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 4:11 PM

V1 is great. Works really well.
Ty

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 4:24 PM

Way busy day for me, but I am glad I looked at you images, inspired and inspiring-- fantastic framing, use of color and shape-- Well done all around! Kudos!
Jennn

photophantom
21 May 2009 - 4:27 PM

3 excellent images entitled on their own right.
Dennis

User_Removed
21 May 2009 - 4:41 PM

love #1 Moira, exceptional shot, very very clever indeed

rgds
Dave

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7440 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1028 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 5:11 PM

Thanks to everyone who has called in here today. I'm just back from a day walking along Hadrian's Wall, foot-sore and cream-crackered, but it's been good. I'm now aiming for a shower and a lot of tea!
Moira

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 5:49 PM

Lovely dof and comp' on V1 Moira. Really nice work.

John Smile

Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 6:58 PM

Love the composition of v1, think that together with the colours of the bg are great.
Rachel

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:00 PM

Excellent work Moira, quelle surprise v3 is Mikbee's favourite

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:01 PM

Great framing on v1 Moira

Bernie

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:06 PM

Thank You! !

Jennnn

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:09 PM

V2 is lovely

Diana

ChristineL
21 May 2009 - 8:29 PM

Three great shots Moira, I love 1&2 especially. So well seen and composed,
Chris.

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 8:44 PM

love the comp

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
21 May 2009 - 8:48 PM

Three great shots.I can't choose between V1 and V3.

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 10:26 PM

Brilliant set Moira. I particularly like the contrast between the iron and the stained glass in V1, and the wonderful tones in V2.
Rende

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8776 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1605 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 11:13 PM

No contest, V1 is very special, with the colours behind the ironwork, the perfect dof and the way you've got the figure between the ironwork at the bottom.

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2009 - 11:47 AM

Excellent images Moira,like the rust details and each has its own personality...so to speak.
Tom.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2009 - 6:51 PM

Wonderfully composed images, esp. V1
Johanna

Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2009 - 7:26 PM

I've seen the thumbnail of V1 yesterday but had to run -so happy to be back. All three are outstanding composition wise, but V1 just stands out for me - pov, dof, colours all set perfectly.
Stunning!

Ayelet

SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2009 - 7:58 PM

Have to agree. I was too tired to comment last night but have popped back to say how much I like V1 - especially viewed large.
Sandra

Kerniggit
Kerniggit  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2009 - 12:10 PM

V1 wow - lovely comp and use of DOF. Very nice indeed

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