Statue and Old Tree at a Cemetery. Shot with a Canon 5D MKII, tweaked in Topaz Adjust 5 and Topaz Lens Effects, Textures added in Photoshop.

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cemetery, statue, mary, tree, dark, texture, sorrow, melancholy, featured work

Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at

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  • polly470
    polly470over 2 years ago

    What soft and gentle mood Chris…and what a beautiful statue…
    Hope you are fine and well my friend!

  • Hi Polly, pleased that you like it. This represents my mood this week as I pass yet another year marker and find that I am actually feeling my age! But not to worry my zen outlook towards life and natural stoicism (I am still a stiff upper lipped English Boy at heart!) means that it will be short lived and I’ll be back to being my cheerful (if creaky) self in no time. Sagittarius is always a weird introspective time for me. When I was younger I would drink a lot and go out and get into trouble but that’s no longer an option so I go back to my cemetery archives and create instead. Always great therapy! Well, now that you wish you hadn’t asked :-), thanks very much for stopping by and leaving this nice comment. Very nice to hear from you. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Down in the dumps? Sorry charlie, only the best tasting tuna gets to be star kissed!!

  • Ha ha, I can rely on you to make me smile! Thanks John, I needed that! Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Great capture Chris.

    Cheers Jude

  • You’re so kind Jude, thanks very much indeed. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 2 years ago

    Fabulous processing here, Chris!!

  • I had a bunch of fun working with this and I admit to becoming rather fond of it myself so I’m grateful that you liked it too, thanks so much for letting me know, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago
  • Highly honored and very grateful Kira, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • Oh, I’m so pleased that she gets another day in the limelight! Very grateful RobynLee, thanks so much for the honor. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Theodore Kemp
    Theodore Kempover 1 year ago

    looks awesome all Grunged up !

  • Thanks so much Theodore, cemeteries are such great sources of material for images like this and such fun to photograph. Glad you liked it, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

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