Perth Cemetery

Photo Information
I took this picture, with a K110D, a couple of years ago on our honeymoon.
Perth Cemetery is in the Ypres Salient, Belgium.
When I took the shot I had in mind a post-production process to give it a 1920/30's look to it as it would have looked just after the wooden crosses were replaced with the headstones.
25/02/2011 - 16:09Lucky Lee
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/800
Focal Length18mm


Link Posted 25/02/2011 - 16:32
A fine, punchy image. Great contrast.
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Link Posted 25/02/2011 - 18:33
Thanks Andrew.


Link Posted 25/02/2011 - 18:35
Nice composition and conversion.
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Link Posted 25/02/2011 - 19:22
Good BW and good subject. Strange place to visit during honeymoon...sorry I'm joking....


Link Posted 25/02/2011 - 19:29
Great compo, subject and superb conversion
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Link Posted 25/02/2011 - 21:19
Really excellent!

I love graveyard scenes.
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Lucky Lee

Link Posted 26/02/2011 - 06:12
Many thanks everyone, its one of my favourite shots.

GIULIO57 - You could be right! However, my wife and I collect & research WW1 medals and have had a long interest in the Great War. I even proposed to her at the Menin Gate in Ypres.


Link Posted 28/02/2011 - 11:37
Ieper (Ypres) itself is quite a wonder as it is only in recent years that the city's rebuild, following its WW1 destruction, was completed. On the day I visited, some years ago, the sun was shining, which helped in some small way to combat the sadness felt when visiting the battlegrounds. It must be very depressing on a grey day.
Nice shot incidentally.

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Lucky Lee

Link Posted 01/03/2011 - 09:01
Paul - We've been quite a few times, mainly to visit the grave of my great uncle (Edward Swain) who is buried at the Menin Road South Military Cemetery; his brother, William, is buried down in Holnon, France.
Ypres is a lovely town and I always feel at home there.
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