Ian Cambourne  

Forgotten Families by Ian Cambourne

October 2021 - Forgotten Families

October 2021 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

This image is one from a portfolio I did 3 or 4 years ago. The collection of images were taken in an old historic part of on of Sydney's larger cemeteries, Rookwood. This section is rarely visited and the weeds regularly grow taller than the graves and headstones. I personally find it both sad, but also peaceful. I have started dabbling with Topaz in recent months, trying to bring an artistic feel to some images, rather then normal, straight photographs. This one has had some of the coloured pencil effect applied, just to make it a little different.

2 comments posted

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
I like your choice of pencil effect on this image. The way you positioned the angel to look at a grave site was well done and impactful. I would suggest that you do some burning (example below) to bring some contrast into the image for more impact and drive home the gaze of the angel at the grave. Topaz can be a lot of fun!   Posted: 10/18/2021 08:42:17
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Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
I like the use of the pencil as it softens the edges of the grasses and like the application of the pencil on the angel. As Trey pointed out, the position of the angel in the image is well done. I like the backside of the wall at the bottom and that it hugs the bottom of the image. The image looks very ethereal....a beautiful and peaceful image...well done. I love old cemeteries myself. I am at peace in these surroundings and sometimes I can almost feel the presence of the departed souls.   Posted: 10/18/2021 14:47:33


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