Saturday

Guess How ...

It took me 2 trips to our local
cemetery , to get some photos .
The first visit - i took mostly colour ,
and getting home and viewing them -
I realised - that the few black and white
shots looked so much better to me. So i had to pay
another visit . I had a play with the colour -
as you may be able to tell also .
Maybe because of the age of the stones , crumbled and
weathered and many probably unvisited today .The
elaborately decorated headstones something which was
done in days gone by , unlike many today .
In my opinion - they do look better in monochrome .
I`ve always loved visiting cemetery`s -
maybe you can call it , a morbid fascination -
seeing the names , how long they lived and how
old they were when they passed , some at a very young age .
I have a respect for them , and in my head , if i have to cross
over a grave for some reason - i apologise ! !
So - with out much explanation - here they are ..

Down the lane before i entered - i saw this baby magpie !!
My first sighting !! ;o) Frozen and frightened , he let
me take a few snaps . I think he had lost his mother -
but he was gone when i passed to go home .
I call it fate i saw him ...
UPDATED - i found some photos are not clickable
if you want to see them ! Just try them out !











Colour comparison ...














A missing head - nowhere to be seen
which is sad ...









A fly ...









And some camera trickery ...
adding myself - as a ghost ...
Can you see me ???






The first person to guess how i did this -
in a comment on this post -
will get a signed printed copy of a Maisey art postcard
taken from one of my drawings - below !
You have until Tuesday 9th June -
when i will reveal all !! ;o) Hint -
it was pretty simple - which it has to be for me !!
Have a great weekend !!








6 comments:

sherry lee said...

No comparison at all Carolyn...all cemetary photos are best in black and white with some sepia edging...these are gorgeous shots, absolutely stunning!!

And adding yourself as a ghost?!? Brilliant! I have no idea how you did that given that I don't know much about photoshop so I'm wondering if you used a transparency to create the effect..added your head shot to a body. However you did it and I know you'll tell all eventually, it was a brilliant idea! Love the long skirt by the way!

*Noelle* said...

WOW! i love those photos; especially of your "ghost" hehehe!! you are a wonderful photographer!!

my guess... photoshop??

noelle ♥

*Noelle* said...

NOOOO, you didn't say anything bad!! i adore you:)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I agree, the black and white ones over the colours. I'll have to come back on the 9th to see how you added yourself in. Not a clue, not a clue.

PEA said...

Like you, I absolutely love walking through old cemeteries and looking at the names and dates, as well as admiring the headstones. I really don't know why, but they've always fascinated me. Oh yes, looking at the pictures in black & white and/or sepia makes them so much more interesting!!! And look at you as a ghost...love it! As to how you did it, I'm thinking you used photoshop...cut out a picture of yourself, made a new layer with it, used the color balance to make it paler and then added it to a graveyard picture. Something like that! lol xoxo

Lynn said...

Wow, amazing photos Carolyn, and I just love you as a "ghost" :)
If I was going to do that I would probably have taken two photos, one with and one without myself, then layered them in a graphics program. I would then fade the one with myself on using an Opacity I think it's called so you can almost see through me.
Best guess, but you may have done it another way :)