Victor Wasilov  

Saint Zeno’s Cemetery by Victor Wasilov

June 2020 - Saint Zeno’s Cemetery

June 2020 - Victor Wasilov


About the Image(s)

This image was taken at Saint Zeno’s Cemetery in Bad Reichenhall, Germany. It was taken in the early fall and it had rained the previous night. I took the image because I liked the quality and direction of the light.

Kodak Z980, Schneider-KREUZNACH Variogan 26 - 624mm (Equivalent) 24X Optical Zoom, F 5.6, 1/400

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7 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Your angle to the sun and processing skill captured beautiful detail and textures.   Posted: 06/07/2020 00:03:46

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Wonderful, moody image. I did a couple of things in my edit. I cropped in a bit on the right and did a bit of cloning to get rid of those bits of white along the edge. I also darkened the mountain as it kept drawing my eye from what I saw as the main subject: the corridor down the middle.   Posted: 06/07/2020 12:18:04
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Victor Wasilov   Victor Wasilov
Thanks Henry. There were a number of elements in the image that I wasn't sure on how to handle them. The tree shadow and the corner of the grave in the lower left. I kept them. The shadow because of the lighting and the grave corned to anchor the shadow and bounce the ye back into the image. Also the white along the edge as you pointed out. But decided to keep it as original to emphasize the intensity of light in certain areas. It was a toss up. I took the left fork, you took the right fork.   Posted: 06/20/2020 11:22:03

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Great capture showing the power of perspective and vanishing point in composition. You also captured the diffused light and shadows well.

  Posted: 06/07/2020 13:21:58

Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
I agree with Jim, the vanishing point of this image is just wonderful. Beautiful use of all of the elements in this image and there are a lot of them :)   Posted: 06/08/2020 01:09:40

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the image a lot. Wonderful composition. My only suggestion would be to lighten the very dark deep black area on the left side of the image to show some detail.   Posted: 06/18/2020 19:39:03
Victor Wasilov   Victor Wasilov
Jim, I agree that lightening the very day black are would help the image. The reason I kept it black was to emphasize death and the heaviness of a cemetery with the light symbolizing hope. It also balanced the black area directly across from it and supported the heavy shadow between them.   Posted: 06/20/2020 11:28:13