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Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness (best viewed Large) by Jen Waltmon

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This is image No. 5 in my “Pushing Up Daisies at an Oceanside Resort” series. I was really taken with the beautiful statue in the foreground. Her look is so fitting for a cemetery.

Captured at the Waverley Cemetery in Bronte, NSW, AU in July, 2010. What an amazing, peaceful spot. I’m not a religious person whatsoever. In fact, I’d consider myself somewhere between atheist and agnostic. Yet, I’m in awe of so many structures and buildings around the world dedicated to a higher power. This cemetery has beautiful gravestones and views for days…..

Lighting effect added in PSE 8.

© jdub photography 2010

Photography to me isn’t just about capturing beauty or magic. It’s about capturing life as it is. Whether that’s ugly, dirty, beautiful, complicated, simple or slightly altered – it’s the perception of the person behind the camera. That’s what makes the art of photography so real and unique, and that’s why it’s a passion that drives me and leaves me wanting more.

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  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    This is fabulous, Love the lighting, and the background is fabulous! I love going to our cemetery its 799 acres big ans as calm and peaceful a place your ever find, besides that it is beautiful……Laura

  • Thanks very much Laura. Yes, I do love this cemetery :)

    – Jen Waltmon

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image, haunted and very beautiful !!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks very much, Evita. I thought it was a bit haunting as well ;)

    – Jen Waltmon

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishabout 4 years ago

    Your composition is superb Jen and the lighting is wonderful. I also love this cemetery. So many changing moods being right on the cliff tops.

  • Thanks very much Ian for the great comment, and for stopping by to have a look! :)

    – Jen Waltmon

  • peterpanick
    peterpanickabout 4 years ago

    hey jen i do like the comp and light on this image well done.

  • Thanks Peter for the lovely comment!

    – Jen Waltmon

  • JodieT
    JodieTabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful – I love the light on her face. I haven’t noticed her before but will look out for her now. Great image Jen.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Jen Waltmon

  • Ed Pereira
    Ed Pereiraabout 4 years ago

    WOW, this really works, although at first I wasn’t so sure, but now I see the beauty in it, excellent idea and great photo..

  • Thanks very much Ed!

    – Jen Waltmon

  • aartwaven
    aartwavenabout 4 years ago

    this is a beauty Jen, that touch of light in the foreground is perfect. I must go and dig up my cemetery shots.

  • Thank you! :)

    – Jen Waltmon

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 4 years ago

    I’ve missed some of this series, it seems. This is beautiful Jen – love how you’ve lit this one.

  • Glad you like this one, Wendi. Your encouragement and comments mean very much to me! :) :)

    – Jen Waltmon

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