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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