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Desert Grave

Desert Grave
Photo Information
Copyright: David Garrison (dgarr) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 85] (521)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1997-04
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon FM
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cemeteries [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-14 12:52
Viewed: 2278
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This grave was located near the ghost-town of Rhyolite, Nevada, near Death Valley.

The original of this was B&W. The sky was completely white, and the fence and wooden headboard were completely black. I was not really happy with the picture like that and so scanned it and a color sunset picture that I had taken earlier and after very carefully deleting out the white sky backdrop from the grave image I then brought in the sunset image for the new backdrop.

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  • Great 
  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2004-11-14 13:00]

But now, I'm really happy with the picture...
Superb nice work, to add these wonderful colours, nice work for TL, David !

  • Great 
  • Klaud Gold Star Critiquer [C: 107 W: 5 N: 124] (1762)
  • [2004-11-14 13:32]

WOW I love it!
Very dramatic, you did an excellent PP/ montage
You deserve more than 2 points for sure!

This is a picture we can all learn from David!
No traces of artificiality found. Well done!

very creative with the post processing! you managed to do this so seamlessly and created a very eerie, yet beautiful photo at the same time. great job!

Excellent post-processing...and use of colors

THe result is great! The sky is on fire. And the combinason of 2 elements Fence & sky fits perfectly.

Wow! This is very impressive. Everything is so good, I don't know where to begin with the critique. Great low angle with the grave. Love the diagonal line, which appears to me to be a wire. Great sunset sky. Excellent post processing. This could be a first place winner in a photo contest. Congratulations to you for a job well done.

  • Great 
  • cxxl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 11 N: 73] (1335)
  • [2004-11-15 5:52]

Wonderfully executed to present a warm morning farm scene, like from the movie "Babe". Well done.

Your photos probably represents your thoughts, the best, and mysterious.


Your phots are getting more amazing every day. Great PP work

Very nice low angle, and the sky looks like a morning clearing after a thunderstorm.

  • Great 
  • delboy (48)
  • [2004-11-22 13:12]

A truly remarkable photo David. Superb post processing!

Oh so scary looking, hell is opened up for this soul! Great!

very good work, great colors :)

Very very nice pp work you did. Of course, the original was already very good as well.

Great stuff


  • Great 
  • jbate Gold Star Critiquer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-12 14:02]

This is a great photograph. The composition is dramatic and compelling and the almost monochromatic quality imparts a nice mood. Your pp is just about as good as it gets. Great job.

Wow, fantastic David,

The dark fence gives a spooky feeling :) beautiful!

  • Great 
  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-05 12:28]
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Impressive pov and wonderful colourtone,I like it a lot.

it's so creative!! I am impressed, really,.
And the mood is fantastic.

Thank you!


  • Great 
  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-02-23 9:18]

wow........1000000 points David.
excellent composition and subject.

The imge is eerie..fine but there's something that you've done to make it so endearing. I simply love the colours, textures, hues and tones. The silhouttes are lovely and add so much value to it all. Superb overall composition.

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