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In loving memory

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 12 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Harton Cemetery in South Shields with the chapel in the background.

An HDR from three RAW files processed in Photomatix, Photoshop, and Noiseware.

PENTAX K100D 1/90 second F/6.7 ISO 200 23 mm

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Bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

Interesting methodology.

12 Dec 2009 5:05am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very cool.great.

12 Dec 2009 5:26am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

great HDR, well done :) worth the effort you put into it; it shows in results...

12 Dec 2009 5:42am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Although the HDR-effect is a bit over the top, I like the paintlike effect you've created. Perfect composition with the pad leading the eye toward the church in the background.

12 Dec 2009 6:20am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Terrific processing!

12 Dec 2009 6:52am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Good finishing, and even the graves look colourful :0

12 Dec 2009 6:53am

Tomix from landerneau, France

great HDR! beautiful cemetery!

12 Dec 2009 8:04am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Interesting processing, nice HDR

12 Dec 2009 8:08am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

well done..

12 Dec 2009 8:29am

Oo° Kri °oO from A Yeur, Belgium

Très belle transformation
Photo...pour qu'on se souvienne

12 Dec 2009 8:33am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful colors and composition, maybe a little excess of unsharp mask.

12 Dec 2009 8:40am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Quite a striking image.

12 Dec 2009 9:03am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super - real impact.

12 Dec 2009 9:08am

Ddo from Verdun, France

At 81, Frederic had time to receive and to give a lot of love. I would like to visit the chapel, which seems magnificent.

12 Dec 2009 9:39am

ghetu from Mumbai, India

computer games. you are a master.

12 Dec 2009 9:48am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Startling image..the trees are excellent.

12 Dec 2009 10:02am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What a beautiful HDR. Lovely colours.

12 Dec 2009 10:18am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

I discovered this beautiful composition, very successful, and a superb treatment I love, and bravo!

12 Dec 2009 12:36pm

Di from Winnipeg, Canada

Very very nice! Your composition and the color from the processing is right on giving it just the right feel for this image. I really like this alot:))

12 Dec 2009 1:11pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice work...I like the mood you have created!

12 Dec 2009 2:12pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

The starkness is very eerie!

12 Dec 2009 2:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Thank you all for the kind comments, I've just reconnected my PC so should get around and look at a few of your photoblogs later today. Must listen to the match now!

12 Dec 2009 2:55pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

This is very surprising picture from a graveyard - it doesn't look spooky at all. Nice, light processing!

12 Dec 2009 3:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Nicely done. The decision with HDR always is whether or not you want it to have an HDR look. The composition is outstanding.

12 Dec 2009 3:59pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

very unique graveyard

12 Dec 2009 4:06pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States


12 Dec 2009 4:10pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Great processing and composition! Congratulations!

12 Dec 2009 4:39pm

Tkf15h from Recife, Brazil

Awesome location and composition, though I'm not too fond of the extreme HDR.

12 Dec 2009 4:57pm

@Tkf15h: Extreme? You haven't seen how far I can go.

Eugene Nikiforov from Northport, United States

nice processing

12 Dec 2009 5:28pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Wow, what a wonderful HDR...! Never tried it by myself...

Greetings. Magrat

12 Dec 2009 5:51pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The HDR is a bit over-done but the composition is excellent. I think it would be a wonderful shot without the HDR or maybe temper it to look natural.

12 Dec 2009 6:09pm

summer from roseburg, United States

very lovely shot. I really like it.

12 Dec 2009 6:13pm


at first glance i thought this was the place where musician Elgar is buried, but i think i am wrong. What a beautiful palce to rest. what a magnifiscent image with fantastic processing.
dragon fruit ice cream- dont know what it tastes like, next time. i am answering here because i dont know how the site works with answering people's comment

12 Dec 2009 6:20pm

Tiff from Oregon, United States

Great Shot!

12 Dec 2009 6:26pm

asphaltfee from vienna, Austria

I am far from being an expert concerning the processing done in this picture, but I can tell the effect is rather intriguing! It brings an atmosphere to the scenery, which is hard to describe, but deeply impressive. Somehow the picture tells a story beneath the surface - and that matches perfectly with the subject, I´d say.

12 Dec 2009 6:43pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I applaud your skills in HDR :))

12 Dec 2009 7:35pm

mauro brando from Spain

nice tones and composition the angle is very interesting!!!!

12 Dec 2009 7:39pm

manos from Athens, Greece

Fairy scenery , amazing gravestones !

12 Dec 2009 7:48pm

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

I find it very clever how you edited the pictures, the results are great!
Cemeteries have always something special, that's what I see in your picture back.

12 Dec 2009 8:09pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Nice shot, the silhouette of the trees against the Grey sky and the Church make an excellent backdrop !

12 Dec 2009 8:55pm

John from Geneva, United States

The processing definitely strikes an ominous or darkened tone. Very sharp. Nicely done.

12 Dec 2009 9:16pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely done Curly! The PP treatment is to die for..... so to speak.... LOL ;-)

12 Dec 2009 9:52pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent picture and amazing HDR work!

12 Dec 2009 10:30pm

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

Amazing HRD work, well done Curly!

12 Dec 2009 11:32pm

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Great HDR... Nice...

13 Dec 2009 2:16am

One from Açores, Portugal

A fantastic HDR, great composition !

13 Dec 2009 2:45am

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Very powerful image...the HDR effect really makes this one a keeper!

13 Dec 2009 3:42am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Superb !!!!
I love this creative and original coverage !
It's great to propose other view of a place usualy without special effects than is natural expressions !
Well done, well seen ! :-)

13 Dec 2009 11:20am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This cemetary looks a very attractive spot...at least in your creation! It has a special quality, a welcoming character....

13 Dec 2009 11:35am

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I love the HDR in this one. Very interesting how your cemetery is taken care of here. People seem to take good care of them.

13 Dec 2009 2:43pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

What a colorful little cemetary! I love how the pink and purple stones (?) are so vivid.

13 Dec 2009 4:45pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

it is as a scary landscape. Nice shot and HDR.

13 Dec 2009 6:57pm

tambelina from tehran, Iran


13 Dec 2009 7:41pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent detail and light

14 Dec 2009 6:47pm

1/90 second
ISO 200
23 mm