Still among the dead

By mrswoolybill
A single gravestone. Square crop or original portrait, which works better? Oh and yes, Iíve seen the face...
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koka 9 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 7:46AM
beautiful light and composition. a shot with huge dignity. Great work Katie

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baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 7:47AM
Think the crop of V1 for me, it concentrates your eye on the texture more and that lovely mossy "hair".
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 7:58AM
lovely light and shadows Moira, I like both versions,
dwarf 10 52 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:11AM
lovely, #2 for me
MissPea 11 8 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:13AM
a lovely composition here - love the pink flowers in the background - very tasteful
Cor 9 Belgium
1 Sep 2009 8:20AM
Very good shots. Difficult to make a choice. So, both.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:23AM
great lighting
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:38AM
have you seen the fac.....oh I see you have lit, v2 for me
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
1 Sep 2009 8:45AM
Lovely detail. I prefer the crop to V1 as it brings in the oof pink flowers more. Super light.
jools59 8 4 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:54AM
Good DOF on this Moira with a subtley of colour...Jools
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:56AM
A lovely shot Moira, I think that V1 works best
x Carol x
Richsr 11 91 223 England
1 Sep 2009 8:56AM
Going with version one this morning Moria - good use of DOF.
Some nice light and shapes too.
Regards Rich
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
1 Sep 2009 9:08AM
Compositionally No. 2 works best for me, the dead leaves just adds that little bit extra.

sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 9:11AM
Two very nice images I like them both - Elizabeth
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
1 Sep 2009 9:11AM
Good light and good crop Moira.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 9:28AM
Definitely has to be the V1 crop for me, wonderful light and tones, great dof and I to see the face Wink. Superb shot.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 9:28AM
Great crop
Works a dream
The face made me smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
1 Sep 2009 9:38AM
Both beautifully done Moira, I have a slight preference to V1 for the closer crop - excellent work!

Sarah *
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 9:44AM
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...
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 9:53AM
Original for me knew I would say that didn't you ? Smile I love this..a really attractive composition full of warm tones.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Sep 2009 10:09AM
Like them both, Moira, can't really pick a fave. Enjoy your coffee! Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Sep 2009 10:29AM
Think V1 for me, Moira, but both lovely captures of the detail and textures.
TrevB Smile
Thushari 8 1 Sri Lanka
1 Sep 2009 10:30AM
Two great images. super light and great detail.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
1 Sep 2009 11:54AM
I prefer the square

imagio 11 12 1 England
1 Sep 2009 12:01PM
I like the inference of death being like the headsone, decaying in time Moira.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 Sep 2009 12:15PM
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.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
1 Sep 2009 12:18PM
v1 is a work of art, both in light and of your best of the cemetery images. I think the leaves on the bottom distract from that pure form in v2.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Sep 2009 1:05PM
For some reason v2 appealed most-- a version of the helicoid? ( both) wonderful colors
proz 13 205 United States
1 Sep 2009 2:01PM
tones, texture and killer dof, it has it all Moira!
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 3:01PM
Featured E2 Photo


MickS 13 23 14 England
1 Sep 2009 3:03PM
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.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
1 Sep 2009 3:09PM
Such great detail and textures Moira, so well done.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 3:11PM
Featured photo at 15.11 - superb! Love the light and the flowers in the background. Great image!!!
Marilyn x
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
1 Sep 2009 3:19PM
Fabulous textures in these moira ,great light and crop too well captured regards
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 3:31PM
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.
Lovely image - V1 for me, love the close-up detail.

1 Sep 2009 3:55PM
fine images and great PF
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 4:11PM
V1 works best for me, less complicated, better format.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
1 Sep 2009 4:37PM
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.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 4:39PM
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...
1 Sep 2009 4:40PM
To end with only.Some loved one resting in peace.
wyatturp 12 2 England
1 Sep 2009 5:25PM
Nice light and feel to this Moira , well done
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 5:26PM
Good use of DF

glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
1 Sep 2009 5:32PM
V1 for me. I like the clever use of DOF to keep enough detail in the flowers.

foxtolbot 9 8 3 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 5:39PM
v1 for me and thanks for the comment on my photo much appreciated
1 Sep 2009 5:57PM
Both very well positioned Moira, beautifully captured, Adrian
1 Sep 2009 6:35PM
V1 - really nice composition - wonderful colouring and textures
1 Sep 2009 6:49PM
Both lovely comp's Moira, but V1 does it for me this time.

John Smile
Herge88 11 40 4 England
1 Sep 2009 6:57PM
Version one for me here, it may also work well in mono.

Best Matt
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
1 Sep 2009 7:11PM
Excellent use of light
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 7:15PM
Thanks again, and Matt I've been looking at this today and thinking mono...
1 Sep 2009 7:25PM
V1 for me too. Definately a mono candidate. Super use of 'depth of field'.

Neeka 8 16 Wales
1 Sep 2009 9:20PM
Love the crop Moira and LARGE for V1 is a must!!! So much texture.
Roly 10 Wales
1 Sep 2009 9:22PM
V1 for the close crop.
Lucy_Locket 10 35 England
1 Sep 2009 11:02PM
V1 for me too. Lovely shot Moira
Lucy Smile
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
2 Sep 2009 12:49AM
I prefer no,2 with the tighter crop,beautiful detail,great textures.
Featured early on today,,

2 Sep 2009 3:52AM
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,,,

2 Sep 2009 4:34PM
Beautifully composed shot, fantastic focus and dof
History written all over it
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2009 12:16AM
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
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
3 Sep 2009 1:19AM
V1 all the way

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
3 Sep 2009 9:05AM
No 1 for me, love the colours and the detail, fine shot

3 Sep 2009 2:50PM
Well spotted Moira. It realy works. Dave.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
3 Sep 2009 7:36PM
nice light and dof. v1 for me.lesley
SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 8:55PM
Superb. The square crop for me.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Sep 2009 5:17PM
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 9 213 165 England
6 Sep 2009 10:25AM
I prefer the tighter crop in V1 myself.
LesF 11 182 9
6 Sep 2009 5:47PM
Super colours and DOF here Moria

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
6 Sep 2009 7:21PM
both versions are super...great comp and light
14 Sep 2009 11:50PM
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

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2009 11:53PM
the face drew me in.....
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
16 Oct 2009 6:57PM
this is beautiful...
square, of course Wink

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