Lonely rose at the cemetery
When we first arrived at Saint Louis Cemetery 1 and started walking around it, I noticed this rose. I grabbed a couple of shots of it. I don’t do a lot of selective coloring but I felt it was appropriate with this shot. I added a grunge texture and canvas texture for the final effect.
Day 272 of my 365 Project
Early this morning, my family and I made a trip to New Orleans to see our “second son”, who has been grafted into the family, get sworn into the Navy. He shipped off today around noon for basic training. After he left, we did some sight seeing downtown. We went to Crescent City Brewery for lunch. Their Black Forest beer was excellent. After lunch, we made it down to Jackson Square and did some walking around. We saw the artists that were out. We went to the Catholic Church and got some shots. It was fun. After we were done, we decided to see one of the cemeteries. When we got to Saint Louis Cemetery 1, it was closed. The brick was low enough for me to place my camera on top and get some shots. This statue caught my attention when I saw her. I got a far away shot first and then the above shot. She really intrigued me because of her positioning and I couldn’t see her. I did my best to focus without looking through the view finder. I pushed the shutter button half way and turned the lens to manually focus (my automatic focus isn’t working). After getting this shot, I grabbed quite a few more. It was getting late, so we went back home. On and off during the drive home, I thought about how I was going edit the picture. Some time in the near future, Melody and I are going back to New Orleans and do a cemetery tour. We will get shots from inside the cemeteries, but not at night. LOL
Day 271 of my 365 Project
This evening, Melody and I were out getting sunset shots when we had a little impromptu photo shoot at the place where I like to get sunset and storm shots. This is best shot of the few taken. We both wanted something out of the ordinary with the edit, something grungy, post-apocalyptic looking. I hope I conveyed what we were looking for.
Day 270 of my 365 Project
This evening, Melody and I went to a different place to get sunset shots. While getting shots, Melody noticed spider webs in the field. I grabbed my 75-300mm lens and got some shots. I thought it was a very cool shot to get.