20121008 Vicksburg Natl Battleground-0433-Edit

by Watson Richard

vicksburg natl battleground edit civil burial soldiers war cemetery battl watson richard

Gallery: Misc

Tags: civil burial soldiers war cemetery vicksburg battlegrounds seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Published: Tuesday 16th of October 2012 12:11:05 AM


Comments

Pierre Dumas
Most impressive and original picture!

Best regards Richard!

 

PDE

Ranga Rathnam

top-notch

Richard Watson
Vicksburg National Cemetery #1 I don't do a lot of selective color but when I saw this scene it was the first thing that came to my mind. It was a grey day and as I looked down the hill at row after row of graves all I could think of was from death comes life. It seemed a natural to greyscale the graves and markers along with the sky while leaving the color in the trees. I used a layer mask to let the color through after changing the background layer to black and white. I did significant burning in the sky to accentuate the clouds. Please let me know if there is a better way. Also, check out my second cemetery picture with the flag and let me know what you think.

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