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In search of an angel

I spent last evening in a cemetery. An odd way to fill two hours after work on a Wednesday, I grant you. But it was a lovely summer evening, and I wanted to find a particular angel memorial. I thought I knew where it was. I was wrong, as it turned out! I didn’t find the memorial, and I ran out of daylight because I kept stopping to take photos. The dramatic sunset was an unexpected photographic bonus.

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13 thoughts on “In search of an angel

    • That is exactly the one I was looking for. I’ve been through that cemetery dozens of times, and I can’t believe I’ve never noticed a “larger than life, bloodsucking archangel” — as I think his post referred to it somewhere. But I shall find it!
      I’m glad you like the photos. Processing the raw files is a lot more work, but the difference can be incredible.

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      • Blood sucking? You must have vampires on your mind. 🙂

        There are visual clues in my photos locating this memorial. If you need directions I will tell you, but I suspect the journey there will yield fruitful photography in the meantime. In any case you’ve learnt an important lesson already – always shoot raw.

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        • “Vampires on my mind” – well, at the moment I am on my balcony (strongest signal!), downloading 2GB of Photoshop CC so I can process raw files at home rather than at work, under a near-full moon with bats thrashing in the trees. Very vampire-esque! 😉 No directions, please; the phone lines and palm tree in your photos are indeed clues, and I would have found the ‘vampire’ last evening if I hadn’t run out of light. No, on the weekend I shall pack a lunch, a GPS and a very large memory stick, and find me a vampire!

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  1. Wonderful photos Elizabeth, very nicely done! I’m glad you didn’t remove the helicopter, I think it is so cool there and makes the photo more unique. Congrats on starting to shoot raw! 🙂

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    • Thanks Elina. The full size version of the one with the helicopter is extremely cool (if I say so myself); you can’t really see the effects of the raw processing in these small ones.

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  2. I have dabbled with RAW files, but never found the time to spend on the processing – maybe it is something I should look at again. All your photos are lovely, but I especially like the first two. Waverley cemetery huh? Is it easy to get to? It looks like the kind of place I’d like and I will be in Sydney one day!!
    Jude xx

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    • I agree with you about the time it takes to process the RAW files! Impressive results, but I’m not sure I want to sacrifice other things in order to edit photos. The cemetery is very easy to get to (especially for me as I live very near!), and the coast path from Bondi to Coogee runs along the front. I definitely recommend it. In fact I’ve just come back from my Saturday excursion to find this memorial — which I did, but now I’ve got dozens more RAW files to deal with!

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