Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Taphophile Tragics

Highgate Cemetery, London. - Karl Marx


The difference between shooting film and digital. I only have these 3 shots of Highgate Cemetery. Now I'd take at least 50. Whether I did take more and they were dreadful (these aren't good as evidenced by the sun flare in Karl Marx which I couldn't completely edit out, and the glare on the white marble) or I really did only take 3, I don't know.


Sir Ralph Richarson


This is an entry in Julie's Taphophile Tragics meme.

12 comments:

Dyanna said...

I love that first shot. It looks almost misty, and very magical!

Jim said...

I thought it was mist too.

Mark said...

I used to live near Highgate and often visited the cemetery and it is bloody fantastic. My great regret was not going on a tour of the Old Cemetery which you cant visit on your own.
I reckon I took 50 shots of the inside of the Southern Aurora and the 2 I showed today were the only really useable snaps. My outside shots were all good but they are pretty boring and just for the file.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Dramatic first photo! Karl Marx seems to brood over this corner of the world! An interesting series of photos!

Francisca said...

My sense of order is a bit rattled with this cemetery. Not that I want everything lined up in militaristic fashion... but this sure looks hodge-podge to me. Still, it makes for an interesting entry to TT, Ann!

Since I don't have my photographs here with me in China, I'm now kind of curious to see whether some of the cemetery photos I remember taking are worth posting. Like you, I was much more restrained with a regular camera and didn't become a real photography addict until recently. :-)

Nicola Carpenter said...

I think they're fantastic pictures. I would love to visit Highgate.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

You know sometimes I still have a 'pang' for film shots, in this case for the cemetery shots I think they're perfect Ann, they give a lot of 'feeling' to the images.

NixBlog said...

Great captures from this interesting cemetery.

hamilton said...

If these are the only three that you thought to photograph, then it is an interesting selection you chose!

CaT said...

he looks huge!
i like the first pic best.

Halcyon said...

A very interesting cemetery. I didn't know Marx was buried in London.

Julie said...

Oh how I would love to go on a tour of Highgate Cemetery. Indeed of those famous 7 cemeteries of London. Would people think me wierd to go to London for a fortnight and schedule a cemetery every other day? Stiff. I dont really give a damn, Narelle.

You are so lucky to have such wonderful shots in your library. Where the hell do you keep the film shots. Do you have draws of negatives somewhere?