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#1 StephanN

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 19:33

Yesterday I visited a local cemetary and took some photos in UV and IR (700nm). The UV-photos were taken with the EL-Nikkor 80 (no hotspot to be found here), and the IR ones with the 24 mm T/S-lens. Again chancing it without tripod I found that the focus shift of my Nikkor is quite noticeable, so I used LiveView with magnification to focus for the long-distance shots and then used my forehead in the traditional fashion to stabilize the camera for the photo, after turning off LiveView for composing.

I didn't make a point of creating twins in terms of composition, so most of the subjects are not photographed from the same angle, etc. It's just too boring, and I think the differences show up all the same.

The cube on the mound is a memorial to those who died in the last Great War, the obelisk is from the burial place of Sowjet soldiers, the archway is called "Heaven's Gate", and the others are just impressions. As a matter of fact, this time round I prefer the UV-shots, possibly because of the sombre mood, and the way the memorial and the gate stand out with their light colour.

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#2 Andy Perrin

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 00:08

The last one with the cherub is my favorite.

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 00:37

Are the 5x2 structures behind the arch repositories for cremated ashes?

Edited by SteveE, 27 August 2020 - 00:39.

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 05:45

View PostAndy Perrin, on 27 August 2020 - 00:08, said:

The last one with the cherub is my favorite.

I like it as well. Unfortunately (from a phtographer's point of view) large columns and sizeable angels (like the ones from Dr. Who, Don't Blink) are not customary around here, but there are quite a few small ones.
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Posted 27 August 2020 - 05:46

View PostSteveE, on 27 August 2020 - 00:37, said:

Are the 5x2 structures behind the arch repositories for cremated ashes?

Yes, they are. Cremation is on the rise.
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Posted 27 August 2020 - 09:52

Nice collection Stephan
The pointed stone, obelisk shape, is that a water stain running down the centre, it seems to have the same contrast in UV & IR ?

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 12:39

View Postcolinbm, on 27 August 2020 - 09:52, said:

Nice collection Stephan
The pointed stone, obelisk shape, is that a water stain running down the centre, it seems to have the same contrast in UV & IR ?

Thanks. Hm, I think it is a water stain, possibly a bit of moss growing there as well. Not having taken a VIS photo, I can't be sure.
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Posted 28 August 2020 - 02:29

In #4, did you tilt the lens to throw the sides out of focus?

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 03:16

StephanN, I like these. Mostly the black and white ones. :smile:

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 04:50

View PostOlDoinyo, on 28 August 2020 - 02:29, said:

In #4, did you tilt the lens to throw the sides out of focus?

Yes, I did. My intention was to have the inscription in focus, but after getting home I noticed that I did miss it just slightly. Oh well, next time.
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Posted 28 August 2020 - 04:52

View PostCadmium, on 28 August 2020 - 03:16, said:

StephanN, I like these. Mostly the black and white ones. :smile:

Thanks. I used to process my IR-photos for very intense colours, but recently I've been choosing less saturated versions more often than not.

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Posted 29 August 2020 - 17:32

View Postcolinbm, on 27 August 2020 - 09:52, said:

Nice collection Stephan
The pointed stone, obelisk shape, is that a water stain running down the centre, it seems to have the same contrast in UV & IR ?

Went back there today, and it's definitely weather damage.
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 17:35

Also, apart from checking the obelisk, I took some more photos, this time I took my tripod along, so I was able to keep the ISO to 100. Again El-Nikkor 80mm, all of them at f/5.6. The comparison photos are 700 nm, as usual.

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Posted 29 August 2020 - 18:01

I like them all, but the "apple" couple is my favourite.

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Posted 29 August 2020 - 18:16

View PostStefano, on 29 August 2020 - 18:01, said:

I like them all, but the "apple" couple is my favourite.

:smile:
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 19:13

I like the twisted column.
Does it commemorate anything specific?
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 20:02

View PostSteveE, on 29 August 2020 - 19:13, said:

I like the twisted column.
Does it commemorate anything specific?

Nope, it's a single grave, but caught my eye, because it's not one of the usual crosses or tombstones.
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Posted 30 August 2020 - 02:17

Very nice & carefully done Stephan

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 16:20

I've always found it strange but interesting that cemeteries provide so much worthy UV/IR subject matter. Good series!
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Posted 10 October 2020 - 14:18

View PostAndrea B., on 03 September 2020 - 16:20, said:

I've always found it strange but interesting that cemeteries provide so much worthy UV/IR subject matter. Good series!

Thanks :smile:

Went back this week for some more UV-photos, this time with my lens-baby. I kinda like that cheapo tilt-lens, but the effect is usually so overwhelming that each time I use it, I need some months to recover from it, so I get to use it about twice a year :grin:

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