It's a beautiful shot, and interesting with the IR-filter Btw. did you scan from a paper photo or what is causing the patterns on the image? It looks nice and aged through this, but I was wondering now when I had a closer look..
I've recognized it as well... but i got no clue!? It's the original Cam-Data and not a scan or something. I already had in mind that this cheap IR-Filter may caused those patterns... i really don't know. But anyway... in fact, i'm kinda okay with that, cause it really creates some aged-look.
I like it! Old graveyards have always amazing atmosphere around them. Autumn, fallen leaves, distant low sound of temple bell, fog... this must be a heaven. What did you use to made IR shot? Some camera filters?
Oh yeah.... especially those, which are kinda forgotten in time. It's really pretty much hidden.... with a house standing next to it. Did some quick shots there, cause i thought that i may annoy those folks livin' there. That reminds me of something: Usually i do quick shots on graveyards all the time. I often got the feeling of standing for a typical cliché... especially for people, who are watching me. Running around on graveyards with a camera, while wearing black, uh uh... that's why i visit them usually at night. Which is another cliché... Oh hell, what a paradox! I used a IR-Camera-Filter by the way.... nothing special. Pretty cheap one, but it works.
Pretty much, I understand you. I do quite similar things like wandering in the foggy or winter full-moon nights. For many people it's a cliché as well (like old-school horrors scenes) but I don't care about it. Basically everything has been already said and done but I like to see myself as somebody keeping certain tradition(s) or style than trying to create so called "original" or "new" stuff. I prefer older classical ways. Even if many people perceive my photos as something boring or unattractive I won't change my fancys.
You're right, of course... i didn't want to say, that i'll change styles'n stuff only because some folks may think of cliché. Like runnin' around every hype, forcing yourself to be somehow innovative... which doesn't mean that being innovative's a bad thing, of course. But some people just captured in trends'n hypes...