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Weeping Angels

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by jbird, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. jbird

    jbird

    662
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    On the way back home from a road trip to Midland Ontario, I took a detour from Marshall Tx to Scottsville for the cemetery. It was well worth the detour.

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  2. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    I love old cemeteries. Your images are great, especially the second one.
     
  3. jbird

    jbird

    662
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Thanks. The town is literally a wide spot in the road. The Weeping Angel tombstone is one of 4 in the state. The other I have seen is in Houston's Glenwood Cemetery. Howard Hughes is also buried there.

    Here are a few from Glenwood.
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  4. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    Great perspectives in all of these. And all the memorials are impressive!
     
  5. All very nice!
     
  6. JW53

    JW53

    744
    Jan 21, 2006
    Johns Creek, Ga
    Nice, the 1st group would look great in B & W.
     
  7. jbird

    jbird

    662
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Thanks. I will play with a B&W version this weekend.
     
  8. jbird

    jbird

    662
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    So what do you think? Converted in NX2, applied yellow filter and upped the contrast slightly for both

    I cropped in closer on this shot
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  9. jbird

    jbird

    662
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Tighter crop in black and white is better than color. Here is the color version
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  10. JW53

    JW53

    744
    Jan 21, 2006
    Johns Creek, Ga
    Like the b&W, I would work on some d&b, contrast on the 1st appears a little high, try burning in the water stains a little.
    On the 2nd would dodge the statues cheeks a tad and darken the folds in the robes of the shoulder. In addition see what happens if you lighten the portions in the background structure.
     
  11. jbird

    jbird

    662
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    All good suggestions. But most are straining my capabilities. One area that definitely needs improvement is becoming competent with processing software.
     
  12. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911

    398
    Mar 20, 2017
    Central Ohio
    Andrew
    I love these. I'm a big fan of documenting old cemeteries. Although I must admit that Doctor Who has ruined the term "weeping angel" for me now...as my mind initially goes there and not to the cemetery images represented here. lol
     
  13. JW53

    JW53

    744
    Jan 21, 2006
    Johns Creek, Ga
    Are you using Lightroom or Photoshop. With LR use the brush tool at very low flow and build up the desired effect. Just play with the image. In PS start playing with the Dodge and Burn tools again at low flow to build the effect.
     
  14. jbird

    jbird

    662
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Yeah, those weeping angles on Dr. Who were some of the scariest things ever.
     
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  15. PhotogWannabe

    PhotogWannabe

    Mar 19, 2007
    BC
    Weeping angels?! Don't blink! (Dr. Who reference for those not in the Whovian universe.)
     
  16. jbird

    jbird

    662
    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Blinking is the least of your troubles around them. If there are more than one of them, you are done for.
     
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