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Coimetrophobia- Fear of Cemeteries
Coimetrophobia- Fear of Cemeteries

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Phobia (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Photojournalism, Military
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005

I was out Geocaching (www.geocaching.com) with my sons, when I snapped this quick picture. I actually had a couple I liked more, but this is the only one I've had time to process. (My son wanted this one to take to social studies class)
I want to go back to this site with a tripod and some filters!

In the print version, I cloned out the tree behind the second stone.

Processing included:

Place: 28 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.8949
Avg (commenters): 6.4615
Avg (participants): 5.6500
Avg (non-participants): 5.9574
Views since voting: 2320
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 295
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 04:28:47 PM
Doesn't fit into challenge topic as no fear is shown or implied
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12/27/2005 04:19:23 PM
thats cool
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12/27/2005 04:46:29 AM
simple image done well......
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12/26/2005 11:13:01 PM
I love the symmetry of this.
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12/26/2005 07:38:11 PM
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12/26/2005 06:48:36 PM
It's a cemetery all right, but there's nothing about this that to me says "fear of cemeteries". Also seems like there's too much contrast or sharpening.
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12/25/2005 07:55:20 AM
nice shot, composition is good, it's a bit grainy, so either a high ISO or a low budget camera. could use some dodge/burn, but that's not allowed in basic editing... 7
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12/25/2005 07:46:14 AM
Not nearly spooky enough to illustrate what you wrote in the caption.
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12/25/2005 07:11:44 AM
Gettysburg? Nicely done.
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12/24/2005 03:00:43 PM
IMO, you were on the right track by taking a photo in a cemetary. To convey a better sense of fear, a pic showing some of the more gothic markers would have been better.
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12/24/2005 11:24:27 AM
Merry Christmas
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12/23/2005 03:37:31 PM
Nice composition and sky. Good job.
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12/22/2005 01:38:54 AM
Good depth of field and focus. I think this might have been cooler in B&W....because, to me at least, the blue sky really takes away any real sense of fear in the picture. You get a 7 from me though...good pic.
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12/21/2005 12:46:00 AM
12/21/2005 12:34:04 AM
This image is pretty evenly divided between the sky and the foreground. I think that the composition would have been stronger if there was more emphasis on one or the other. Given the subject the colors are rather bright and cheery, but not enough to make it feel like an intentional contrast. I'd suggest adding some image grain and dropping the saturation a bit or trying to make the contrast between the happy colors and the sad subject feel more intentional.

The fact that the epitaph is legible on at least the first few tombstones ties the cometary to someplace in the southern U.S. Since the details about this particular cometary aren't relevant to your message about cemeteries in general, you might want to consider obscuring the locale specific details somehow (a wider angle shot, etc.).

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