Monday, December 3, 2012

100 Prints Project #50 - Valor at Rest #2

Another image from Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  I did my best to tone and darken so it would have a similar feel to the image I posted yesterday.  Those of the you that have worked with me in the wet darkroom know that I prefer my prints dark and moody.  This was another big compositional challenge and I debated about cropping out the overhanging branches, but in the end I didn't want to lose the vertical lines of the other trees.  I think there's one more image from this shoot that I'll post later in the week.  I hope you like this one.


  1. I'm feeling a really strong urge to push you down right about now. This is stunning. The headstones have just enough separation to give visual interest but just enough alignment to give a sense of repetition. I like the overhanging branches, they are the only truly black element in the photo and they draw your eyes up and into the image - good call on leaving them in.

  2. This is really good Jane. My favorite part of this picture are the Trees that fade into the background. Keep them coming!!

  3. I like my images dark and moody too, great composition.

  4. I think this series of photographs illustrates perfectly:
    -if you're intentional and work hard, you can get great images
    -we rarely have the objectivity to know when we've made great images.

    So let me recap: You made great images in this place, Jane. The struggle was worth it!

  5. What a powerful..evocative image. Love the mood you've captured/created. Best wishes for 2013!