Date taken: 27/01/2012
Location: Codnor/Waingroves church
Settings: Shutter Speed – 1/250 sec | Aperture – f/4.5 | ISO – 400
What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
I really like the composition of this image and feel the perspective of which i took this photo benefits the subject as the grave closest to the lens is tilted to the left slightly which gives the grave in the back a bit more space in the image which effectively brings that grave into the photo nicely. The tree at the back also benefits this image as it gives a sense of scale as well as creating a closer environment, meaning if the tree wasn’t there then there would be a lot of empty space and wouldn’t work half as well as it does with the tree there. The branches from this tree also breaks up the bright sky nicely which keeps the image a bit darker.
I feel this image is a really effective one but needs an explanation with it in order to understand why i took this for ‘something old’. I feel this because although the gravestones are obviously old, i don’t feel it gets across what i was thinking as much as i want it too. My thought behind this image was that there isn’t many things older than something that is dead, and this image captures the memory of somebody who has passed away meaning they were either old or have been underground a long time, making the body old as well as the old, dead tree in the background which also represents being old as well as the dead leaves over the grave itself.
What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
From this experiment i have learn to capture images effectively instead of getting as many as possible with little thought even if there is little time to do so. I managed to capture all these images in 30 minutes and feel i have come out with some really effective photos, which proves it’s not about capturing 100′s of photos of everything that counts, it’s capturing 10 solid, effective images that counts.
If i were to take this exact photo again i would try getting in some detail on the graves, preferably the dates at least to hint at the age of the grave stone and body.