Taboo?

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  1. Just_Brian81

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    So I went to the small cemetary in town here and snapped some pictures today. Is taking pictures at a cemetary concidered taboo? Oh well, whats done is done. C&C please. I'm not big into photoshop other than crops, so tell me what you think might need to change as far as the camera goes. I dont want to have to Photoshop out flaws, I want to be able to take pictures without flaws if that makes sence.
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    oops, I Know part of #2 got cut out. I didnt notice it when i was still out there taking pictures. maybe next time>:er:
     
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    i like your composition. if it's taboo then i'm in trouble too... i've taken some as well. i really like #2
     
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    I don't consider it taboo. I really enjoy going to old cemetery's and shooting the old stones. There is a member here called Chiller that has taken cemetery imagery to an art form.
     
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    ive shot in cemeteries too.

    the first picture is tilted and the monument is bright. too bright for my eyes but that may be my monitor...

    i think 4 is your most interesting picture. i find it pleasing that the trees are mostly all leaning to the right while the gravestone is leaning to the left. it gives me an odd sense of balance that i really enjoy.
     
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    i hope you were trying to make the pictures tilted for two reasons. 1.) they are all tilted. and 2.) i really like them tilted :D adds a cool and unusual style
    and i have taken some in a cementary too :O i hope it's not disrespectful or anything
     
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    Cemeteries are being considered a perfect area to do some practising ... at least this is so where I live. The older the cemetery, the better. So no taboo.

    I can't help it but the gravestone in Photo 2 makes me think of a vodka bottle :oops: "Lydia" vodka ... :blulsh2:

    Exposure looks like it wasn't easy in the light you had, maybe go at a later hour with less harsh light?
     
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    I think number 1 is over exposed.

    Whether you chopped No2 by accident or not I really like the way the stone enters the frame.

    No5 also catches my interest.
     
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    It was super bright out, and the sun was directly behind me on #1. I really didnt plan on taking any pictures on sunday, but i passed the cemetary on my way to my parents house. after I got done visiting over there it was already way too dark... or way too dark to be going in a cemetary thats for sure!!! :lmao:

    ok, here is what the camera was set on for #1. Tell me please what i should have been set on !

    1/640 tv, 10av, 200 iso, and 23mm focal length.

    Like I said before, I'm super new at all these gizmos and options on my camera. I usualy just push a bunch of buttons and change stuff around until it looks ok. There is really no method to my madness if you will.

    Thanks For the advice!
     

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