Sunday, June 28, 2009

Glenwood Cemetery

My photo club had an assignment back in March 2008 of "Cemetery" and I went with friends to Glenwood in Houston. It is a very interesting old cemetery where Howard Hughes is buried in an unidentified family plot, with huge centuries-old Live Oak trees, lots of interesting statues and old grave stones to explore. I used my Lensbaby and although I did not get the area I wanted sharp, these are two of my favorite images from that day. One reason is that the model for this boy angel could have been my son when he was a toddler and young child. But he only LOOKED angelic! (just kidding B.)
Camera info: Nikon D200, Lensbaby 3G with (I think) the f4 aperture ring in, shutterspeeds of 1/320th (top) and 1/250th (bottom)
Post processing: increased exposure, blacks and vibrance in ACR, in Photoshop cloned debris away, ran the Edge for global sharpening, Punch Drunk reduced to 55% opacity, levels for global brightening, then levels to adjust whitebalance, PopSickle in Softlight on the top image and Overlay on the bottom to make the texture stand out


  1. Nice composition and good use of your Lensbaby Cindi!

    Well done!

  2. I really really like the second one with lensbaby. The texture, the colors, everything! Great capture. Is popsicle one of your kabota actions?