Jon Joyce  

The Family Plot by Jon Joyce

May 2022 - The Family Plot

About the Image(s)

The last burial in this family burial plot was apparently in 1819 when the land was farmed by the Miller family. It is now in a corner of the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. I liked the lines provided by the fencing and and I liked also the tangle of vines in the near background. It looked a bit too cheery on that sunny day so I tried to darken and make it a bit more gloomy.

9 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
You certainly succeeded in making it gloomy. To me, the tangle of vines competes too much with the iron fence and the gravestones.   Posted: 05/04/2022 08:30:10

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I am drawn to old cemeteries also. I wonder about the people, their lives, history. Did you walk around and take photos from different angles? The way we see the gravestones in this image, it feels as if there is a big gap in the middle. While the fence is interesting, it sort of "locks" the viewer out of the story here. BW is an excellent choice of treatment for the image.   Posted: 05/04/2022 13:57:05

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
It is a good picture, but it is too many objects to see, I mean front and back are the same, what is the object you want us to play our attention. Front fence or tree with another fence.   Posted: 05/04/2022 18:24:53

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Nice sharp capture of the cemetery Good for story telling But I agree with Leonid and the others that there is no one area to focus on   Posted: 05/05/2022 14:40:31

Jody Coker   Jody Coker
wow this looks like a great place to do some light painting !!   Posted: 05/10/2022 16:46:53
Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Yes!!   Posted: 05/13/2022 14:15:08

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I think black and white was definitely the way to go. For me the tree competes with the cemetery. It is very busy. I am wondering how the shot would come out if you had sat on the ground and shot from a different angle. Maybe more straight on or slightly from below.   Posted: 05/13/2022 14:14:53

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Your family has been seen a lot of history. Would be interested in their view of what they have seen and experienced. First impression was a well taken care of a segment of your family's history.   Posted: 05/18/2022 08:50:53

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
  Posted: 05/18/2022 08:50:59


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