«what’s lurking in your photo archives?»

That’s the question that Karina over at The Positive Page suggested, and tonight I decided to take her up on that … and this is just a start.

On our local weather site, people can upload photos, and today I was reminded of one of my own — someone had shot exactly the same tree as I did a few years back. Here you go … this is from St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Saint John, NB.

Here I've stood, for all these years ...without food!

I cropped it a little and turned it b/w to try and enhance the somewhat dramatic effect of the tree. The colours in this shot did nothing to it. It’s from 2009.

Here’s another one from 2009 … an old gull, standing guard over Saint John. I didn’t do much post processing to this, except a little careful cropping.

those eyes ... have seen it all!

There’s a very shallow depth of field here, but I don’t think it’s thanks to any of my own skills at that time.

Time and again, I’ll keep doing this … looking at old shots on my discs, bring up a few and see if they can be enhanced in any way, or if I even like them as is.

16 Replies to “«what’s lurking in your photo archives?»”

  1. Hi,
    Oh I love the tree in the cemetery, that is perfect, what a great cover that would make for a book in the supernatural or horror realm. Well done. 🙂

    1. I was thinking along those lines when I took it. When it’s dressed in green, it looks less dramatic 🙂

    1. Thank you, Orples … however and unfortunately: «this video is not available in your country»… I’m sure it was something funny, though 🙂

      1. I wish you could have viewed it the clip. It was from a series in the show, “The Adam’s Family’, which was a popular T.V. show in America in the 1960’s. It was a comedy show about a strange family, and their spooky lifestyle. Funny stuff. I’m sorry you couldn’t view it where you are. Bummer 😦

  2. This is the thing about pictures…I love the tree, great shot and the BxW works really well, but…it was the seagull that put me somewhere else, back in my theater days, and brought this quote to mind…
    “Idea for a short story. The shore of a lake, a young girl who’s spent her whole life beside it, a girl like you. She loves the lake the way a seagull does, and she’s happy and free as a seagull. Then a man comes along, sees her, and ruins her life because he has nothing better to do. Destroys her like this seagull here.”
    – Anton Chekhov, The Seagull

    1. Awwww….that’s a lovely thought! Would you believe it, I’ve never seen that play even though I often think of Anton Chekhov when I see the gulls. This must change 😉

    1. yeah, it’s watching! It must have been very saddened when it saw the guy who vandalized the cemetery …he single-handedly tipped over 500 tombstones! A little more than a year ago..

  3. I’m sure you have some pretty amazing photos hiding in your archive and I hope you keep sharing them. I absolutely love that tree – the mood is really quite amazing. 🙂

  4. That gull shot is a beauty, especially with the shallow depth of field. If it wasn’t skill, it was dumb luck.
    It’s truly said, It’s better to be lucky than smart.

    1. At that time, when I shot that, I think it was luck. Today … it would have been easy.

      Thank you 🙂

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