Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Can I get a re-do?

Why YES I can! After our little cemetery outing (see post below), I've been thinking A LOT about a few shots that I just KNOW I could have done better had I brought my tripod with me. (I always leave SOMETHING behind you know!) Anyway, I moped about it for almost a week thinking that I could have done better, and contemplating WHAT I could have done differently. I went over certain shots in my head and recounted what I would do different next time. So today Gregg got home from work and I sprinted out the door to try to catch the sunset at the cemetery. (Sans kids--- YAY ME!) Yep... Karin turned me into a graveyard junkie. Yeeesh. Now I'M the creepy one! I have to say though, when you are at this beautiful cemetery, and there are no crazy kids running through the graveyard SCREAMING and scaling tombstones, it's a very peaceful and quiet place! Mental note for next time - No Kids. =o) Anyway, long story short. Re-shot some photos that had been haunting me *pun was SO intended*, and got another dose of utter tranquility. If they could just throw a few massage chairs and a pedicurist out there, I'd go weekly! *sigh*




This angel seems to have been calling me this past week. If you read my post below you will see how this beautiful piece of art affected me. This was the MAIN reason I returned to the cemetery. I had to photograph this stunning piece again!
I saw this scene as I was driving through. I hopped out of the car, set up the tripe and started firing. Not until I got home did I realize there is a statue on top of a tombstone of what appears to be a person sitting and mourning? Guess I'm going to have to go back and photograph the front side of that one... maybe next week? heehee

This is another of the photos that I felt I could do so much better on. I really wanted to get a good shot of the soldiers cemetery. How very grateful I am to each one of them, and also to their families. They gave their lives, so that my children can live free. How do you thank someone for that precious gift???


6 comments:

sgoetter said...

Krissy, these pics are gorgeous!!! You're right...peaceful too!

You're photography skills are really getting GOOD!!! WTG!

Stacey said...

WOW! Krissy those pictures are fantastic!!! You are sooo good!! I have never been there before...looks like a beautiful place!

Helen Hancock said...

Aaahhh K...you cover all bases girl! Funny, reflective, grateful....you truly are an inspiration! I know what you mean about things bugging you until you just have to act on it. Good for you! These are fabulous. Now...a question....how much difference does a tripod make to the shot? Den says he is getting me one for Christmas. Does it really make that much difference?

Wendy said...

Krissy I had to go get a tissue, the angel and the child ones you re-shot are beautiful...and the soldiers graves with the flag totally awesome!! You ma'am did a terrific job and I'm so proud of you!! Can't wait to see more and thank you for sharing!! Hugs!

Tracey said...

OMG Krissy those shots are fabulous, I just love the way you have made the most of the light TFS :)

NJStampinMom / "Lynn" said...

SO glad you got a re-do! These are amazing. I really liked the shots you took in the first visit (yes, I peeked at those too!) but the re-do are breathtaking.