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    Posted: 18 November 2023 at 20:56
A trip last weekend to Charleston, South Carolina (U.S.) gave me time to visit my favorite old cemetery. Comments and criticism welcome.

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Lovely series, such a lot of detail to study. I particularly like the trees, It looks like someone trained them when they were young to branch over the path in #4. The tree dead centre in #2 looks like an apparition arising...
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Very picturesque and nostalgic, Roger.
I like the compositions contrasting the organic delicacy of the trees and foliage with the hardness of the stone and cast iron.
For me, the images look just a little washed out and I would have tweaked up the contrast or black point a tad, but that's just me. The way you've rendered them makes them look a bit more other worldly.
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I'm in full agreement with Joe. Personal preference of course but I tend to favour high contrast for monochrome images. I especially like the last image with the diagonal fences.
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I think i remember this cemetery from earlier work from you. This time you chose to show less of the trees (except for the last shot), which i think is a pity as these are very beautiful. Especially because of your choice of toning, this makes the trees, but also the scenes, a joy to watch.
For me the difference between #2 and 3 is striking. While #2 looks like a very old image, #3 looks very detailed, natural and just taken a short time ago, which works very well (for my taste). The great light causes this effect here. I love this shot.
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Thanks all for the comments. If you like high contrast black and white images, as I generally do, you probably will enjoy the work of one of my two favorite contemporary photographers, Cole Thompson. For infrared images I tend to prefer lower contrast, that seems to fit the mood for cemeteries in particular. All, of course, very personal as to preferences on such matters.

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Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

Cole Thompson.
That's wonderful work, very inspirational. Thanks Roger.
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

Cole Thompson.
That's wonderful work, very inspirational. Thanks Roger.

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Quite singular and indeed exceptional. And I love the full tonal spectrum from deepest velvet black to brilliant white.
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My top choice would be #3 and #4 in this beautiful set. I think that both, low and high contrast images work well with this subject.
#4 immediately reminded me of - low-contrast - pictorialism at the very beginning of American "amateur" photography (Stieglitz, Steichen). I like it!

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The second one brought in my mind this slightly teriffing thought: "Welcome to the path. Everyone's invited... in due time..."
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MichelvA, Jozioau, waldo_posth and Pyzik. Thanks for the comments. Sorry for the delay in my responding. As to Cole Thompson, is newsletter is great in my opinion - wonderful images and great essays on photography.
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