The Veil

October 16, 2021  •  1 Comment

Blog 21 10 15 The VeilBlog 21 10 15 The VeilCopyright 2020 Paul Grayson AMDG

Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris is the last resting place of Oscar Wilde, Chopin and Edith Piaf among numerous other luminaries and is an operating crematorium to this day. It was the scene of the massacre of the Communards in 1871, when 147 “fédérés” prisoners were summarily executed by French government troops and thrown into a trench at what is now the Mur des Fédérés at the southern edge of the cemetery.

Rivers of tears have been shed here and the famously artistic, inventive and sometimes grotesque memorials add to the lugubrious feel of this ever-enchanting place. They generate an emotional reaction from any visitor, but particularly, this photographer.

When nature adds its  own commentary, the tombs are given another level of meaning and feeling. The spider-woven veil on this weeping mourner touched me particularly. I hope it does the same for you.

Settings

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

VR: On

Drive Mode: Single

Focal Length: 250mm 

Auto Focus-Area Mode: Single

Aperture: f/4

Shutter Speed: 1/500s

Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority

Exposure Compensation: 0.00 EV

Metering: Pattern

ISO Sensitivity: 400

Format: Raw

Mounted on Monopod

Place : Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Year: 2021

 


Comments

Eric Bontemps(non-registered)
Techniquement c'est toujours parfait, mais ça on est habitué. Le bokeh est magnifique !
La toile d'araignée est ce qui apporte le plus à la photo.
Personnellement j'aurais retiré le haut de la photo pour donner plus d'importance et de solennité à la statue.
Le texte est toujours au top !
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