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A stone is their only memory...
A stone is their only memory...
choltmeier


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Soft Focus IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Date: May 9, 2008
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, History
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2008

I made another trip to the local cemetery. I saw this tombstone of a 6 year old girl who died in 1891. I'm sure it was heartbreaking to her mother and father. 117 years later there is likely not a person alive who remembers that this child existed, much less her story or the pain caused by her death.

Shot in daylight. Post Processing:
Camera Raw
LOTS of noise reduction to achieve blur
Curves
B&W Conversion
Add Border
Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.3202
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.7407
Avg (non-participants): 6.5726
Views since voting: 1019
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 178
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/30/2008 07:44:19 AM
Really like the pp here, it looks all misty and a little spooky. Reading your comments was interesting and still after all these years sad.
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05/21/2008 08:56:12 PM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 11:50:33 PM
WOW - I'd love to know how you produced these effects!
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05/20/2008 11:00:46 PM
If you took a Bob Ross painting class you missed the "happy" part ;)
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05/20/2008 05:46:47 PM
wow, this is really cool. Neat effect. I am curious how it was accomplished!
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05/20/2008 10:40:05 AM
your editing has given this an other worldly feel 8
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05/20/2008 06:34:15 AM
I like this, but it is not 'soft' so much as 'another' effect, if that makes sense. These validations confuse me with the 'rules' (especially Basic).
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05/19/2008 11:47:33 PM
Crazy. Almost looks like a pencil drawing.
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05/19/2008 08:19:47 PM
Is this a photo of a painting or drawing? Or a long exposure of leafless trees in the wind? If the later, then 8
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05/18/2008 03:15:25 AM
I love th eerie feeling of this one.....
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05/16/2008 03:05:04 PM
What the hell? This is very strange looking. Is this that noodling thing I saw? hmm, I don't know what to do with this one. it almost looks like an effect filter.
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05/16/2008 10:11:33 AM
Very eerie - well done
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05/15/2008 03:21:50 PM
I love the effect of the trees, and great choice in the blue hue. Well done.
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05/15/2008 12:12:52 PM
I'm puzzled how you did this. It doesn't even look real--the trees take on a illustrated quality, like something out of the sleepy hollow picture book. back to bump you to a nine
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05/15/2008 11:50:22 AM
love how this looks like a painting, would like to learn how to do this
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05/15/2008 10:54:24 AM
way too much noise reduction used here, looks totally unnatural. good composition and color, though
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05/15/2008 10:33:50 AM
I really like your processing.
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05/15/2008 12:56:36 AM
Is this a real? Looks like a shot of a painting.
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05/14/2008 09:24:05 PM
I love cemetery scenes. Very nicely done. This has been added to one of my favorites. BOL
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05/14/2008 05:25:12 PM
There's something about this photo I adore - 10
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05/14/2008 03:21:00 PM
love the trees!!
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05/14/2008 02:19:18 PM
Love the processing, the trees are particularly great:D 9
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05/14/2008 01:15:16 PM
Interesting shot... but looks more like a painting... and not sure if it meets the basic editing rules. But still nice...7
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05/14/2008 01:11:29 AM
I LOVE THIS! It feels like a dream! Great work! My only 10 so far!
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