Joseph Hamilton, Pvt. Tennessee Militia War of 1812

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  1. eric-holmes

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    I found this old cemetery today and it really had some old headstones. Most of them were just rocks set in the ground. Pretty cool place.

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    A few more edits

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    second one is sweet. You kept the detail in the shadows. nice.
     
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    Thanks, this was my first time using a silver reflector. I read where it increases contrast for black and whit pictures. I knew I would be going for a darker look in these.
     
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    Any other c&c on this. It was my first time reflecting light.
     
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    As the Manly Man of Heim once said, cemeteries are fooking hard to photograph and get anything worthwhile.

    Sorry, I don't find find your shots very interesting. But as the man said, it is a tough subject to make interesting. Keep trying though.
     
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    I like the first one for the impact or whatever it is. I'm not so high on wide angles because of the tilted verticals, but this one caught my eye.

    Sorry I can't agree with CW on this one. I usually find this old stuff interesting. Anyway, Joe lived to be a ripe old age for his time.
     
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    I noticed that too. Living to 89 would have been pretty unusual as the average age people lived to was about 40 through the 1800's.
     
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    I just thought it was cool that he was from the war of 1812. How cool is that?
     
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    and only 17 or 18 years old.
     
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    I have a cemetery like that right up the street from my house, there are tons that you can not even read anymore but I see dates from as early as the 1700s in there! Its pretty interesting.
     
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    Funny how cemeteries are so interesting for us as photographers, I love them. having said that I am trying my best at the same time to not being in one. Just a thought Eric, try (given the dates) of adding grain and a hint of sepia, it might work. I love playing around with these types of pics.
     

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