Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Creating a Mood


It was very spooky at the Mountain View Cemetery a few days ago.  It was as if I could feel the spirits reaching for me through the grass as I tip-toed over their graves moving from one area to the next.  The crunching of the fall leaves on the ground provided the perfect sound backdrop to such a quiet place and built up frightening anticipation as to what was to come.  BWHAHAHAHA!

Okay, so maybe that’s an exaggeration.  The sun was out, people were jogging and some people were even having picnics next to crypts!  I kid you not!   While that alone is an interesting juxtaposition, it’s not what I was going for that day.  I really wanted a moody Halloween image.

In this image, the light and texture of the crypt, staircase, clouds, grass and foliage in the foreground really spoke to me.  Even though it was pretty in color, I converted it to an “almost” black and white with some other “scary techniques” thrown in.  I was scared just doing it!  😉

Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery

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Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

50 thoughts on “Creating a Mood

  1. Now that is the definition of Creating a Mood.
    Hollywood could not have done better. Well Done!

  2. You did great creating the mood!

  3. LOVE this capture – your effects create a wonderful feeling of eeriness and mystery!

  4. Whoa! You are a genius! Laura, incredible processing!!! ❤

  5. Very nice!
    What do you call people who have picnics right next to crypts?…

    (The answer is a dead giveaway.)

  6. Here hee.. This is fantastic 🎃🎃😜

  7. The title says it all! Great shot and process.

  8. Great Halloween Scene. Nicely done, Laura!

  9. Really creepy… very nice!

  10. I know exactly where that crypt is! Ok I like checking out gravestones, Elizabeth Short…

  11. this is excellent, and very scary.

  12. Your scary techniques are doing the trick, Laura!

  13. Great job, Laura. I’d say you might have a talent there.Keep working at it and maybe one day you’ll have your own photography business. 🙂

  14. Nice…. I have been at cremation grounds.. Once, chaps with big lathis came at me. A lathi is a 6 foot long pole that is used in fighting, in India. Used skilfully, it is a deadly weapon

  15. Great effect and very moody Laura 🙂

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