Lisa Cuchara  

Morgue by Lisa Cuchara

October 2019 - Morgue

About the Image(s)

three exposures, handheld, tonemapped and edited in ACR. Except for slight crop, and sharpening, not much editing

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8 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
A story that tells itself. Well done. The title is absolutely essential, a good example of an argument I have with some folks that a good title is a great asset.
Here it is in monochrome, for discussion.   Posted: 10/03/2019 18:30:53
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Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Great subject. The color version stimulates my brain cell more than the B&W. Lots of questions in this shot. Where is the subject?   Posted: 10/08/2019 23:39:58

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
Given the time of year, the only thing missing is the arm hanging over into the second door from the top. The monochrome offered by Stephan is interesting, but in this case I feel your color original conveys the story more effectively. Your blend looks nice and smooth. It seems funny to say it, but I would actually like to burn in the door shadows a bit more to strengthen the contrast in the exterior. You do get a real sense of dimensionality due to the wall surface and then looking through the open drawer doors to the inside. No wonder why that technique was so popular with the old painting masters.   Posted: 10/09/2019 09:49:54

Max Burke   Max Burke
How often do you see images of body lockers in a Morgue? Not often and so this, to me is a first. It it not only interesting but shows the aging of a place that once served a purpose. Showing some lockers open and others closed helps the story. The technical aspects and composition make for an interesting image, whether in monochrome or color.   Posted: 10/19/2019 21:42:06

Max Burke   Max Burke
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Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
I prefer the color as well.. excellent tonality and cool textures. Would not have know it was a morgue if it wasn't for your title.   Posted: 10/20/2019 16:28:41

Mahmoud Raslan   Mahmoud Raslan
Beautiful tones and contrast. Amazing texture adds to the mystery of the abandoned morgue. Nice blending. Color edition looks,to me, more interesting.   Posted: 10/27/2019 03:44:08

Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
Interesting capture. The green tone of the top door grab your attention and become the center of interest. Nicely done.   Posted: 10/31/2019 23:52:31