Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Shannon Graves

Shannon Graves

This is one of those shots that I thought needed the old black and white treatment. As you can see, it's a set of four tombstones at the Driftwood Cemetery in Driftwood, Texas that are starting to succumb to the weeds and ivy. That's all I know about it. I'd love to know the story behind the ones buried there, but that will probably never come to pass. All I know is that when I finished processing this shot, it seemed to lack something. When I hit the bw conversion filter in Nik Color Efex, that seemed to do the trick. I think it adds a creepiness factor and makes it a little more timeless and interesting. I also added a little vignette to draw the eyes in. Not sure if it works or not. What do you think?

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Other photo info includes:

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens
ISO: 200
Aperture: f11
Exposure Bias: -0.67
Shutter: 1/200
Focal Length: 15mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 5 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord

This will be the last post for about a week and a half to two weeks.  Heading north to see family.  Thanks for reading and keep shooting!

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