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The Shrouded Grave by ShadeDK The Shrouded Grave by ShadeDK
I recently bought myself a digital camera a few days ago - in the effort to encourage myself to get back outside more often. This is a picture taken from the local cemetery (Evergreen Cemetery) in Portland. It's a beautiful place and a lot of people seem to go there for walks and the like.

This is the best of the series I took that day. I cropped the picture so that the two trees border the picture. It gives it a darker feel, as if you're emerging from a great forest to the site of a massive grave, and helps to draw the viewer towards the monument. I hope to post more of my favorite pictures in the weeks to come and any and all feedback would be appreciated.
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MidniteGloria Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I do spend hours and days upon days wandering this cemetery, as I reside withinn spitting distance. And you are right, you ALWAYS find something you didn't notice before. I know an old man who goes down there everyday, and he still hasn't seen it all.
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ShadeDK Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Wow, really? I think you're the first OL person I've met that actually lives remotely near me. ;) I'm due back there soon I think. I've been penned up too long and I could probably use some motivation. I'd like to see the sites while the snow hasn't yet fallen, although I should have thought to go at the full bloom of autumn.

Thank you so much for your comment. :)
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Kahmira Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional Filmographer
This shot is simply stunning! Looks like it came right out of a movie or something! Good job! :clap:
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ShadeDK Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Thank you! I can't believe how well it came out, considering I really didn't expect to get something within the first few days of obtaining my digital camera. I appreciate the fav!
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Raptormancer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Whoa, VERY nicely done. It has a real professional quality to it. Take more pictures of non-frozen wasteland Maine! ;)
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ShadeDK Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
I plan on it, and thank you. I was surprised how nicely this particular picture came out. :)
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Raptormancer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
It's wonderful, I really like it. ;)
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avator Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Dang, that's great! I love how the stairs are sort of dark compared to the toomb itself that's light in color. Gives it kind of a holy feel. I'm almost expecting to see the master sword planted there somewhere =)
And that picture doesn't look all grainy like your first one, s'grand =)
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ShadeDK Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
That's sadly exactly the image I got - the whole Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past. ;) The cropping is what makes that feeling though. Otherwise it doesn't look as impressive.

I think the picture quality on that one was fine, and I didn't use any special selections this time like the fish ones I tried to take.
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Joshernaut Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
this is a nice shot! I wish we had neat graves here
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ShadeDK Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
You should come to Maine. There's graves everywhere, although this particular cemetery has a lot to marvel at. I suppose I shouldn't be as surprised as I am, but I think I could easily wander there for several days on and off and still find neat things to look at.
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Joshernaut Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Maine?! ;_;


;)
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ShadeDK Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
... well there must be somewhere near you that has graves. But yea, in Maine like every town has a graveyard... makes for a lots of pictures. ;)
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Joshernaut Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
nope, we have boring graves here.
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stargazer03 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooh....so pretty O.O And I must say...cropping the pic like you did really does make for a nice effect :)
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ShadeDK Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Thank you. The original picture came out nicely, but cropping it to fit on my own desktop allowed me to see it looked better the adjusted way than without. So I thought to post it instead. ;)

I hope to post more stuff like this soon, although being in the city I don't have as much inspiration. *Likes nature*
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