Sunday, March 3, 2013

Gratuitous and manipulated photos of a graveyard at dusk

On the same day that Joan and I visited the cemetery on Alpine Road in York County, we also visited another tiny old graveyard, and I was able to snap a few shots before the sun set.

So I thought I'd throw them on here, just for fun.

And I played around with the filters in Pixlr, too, just for fun.

Click on any of the photos to view a larger version. (And thanks for humoring me as I occasionally dabble in the visual arts and stray greatly from the world of ephemera.)

PHOTO #1: The shot has been desaturated and given heightened contrast. It has a bit of a gothic feel, maybe?

PHOTO #2: The original shot. The color is actually decent, given that the sunlight was fading fast.

PHOTO #2: The "glamour glow" filter gives the graveyard the blurry look of a bad dream. Or a bad 1970s movie with John Carradine.

PHOTO #2: The cross-processing has taken a creepy scene and given it a look that's even more unreal and discomforting. Maybe this could be the cover of an Algernon Blackwood anthology?

Which image is your favorite?

If you want, feel free to download one of the above images, apply your own filters and editing techniques, and send your new image to me at my email address in the blog's bio box.

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