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Elegy. 33/52

"Elegy: In literature, an elegy is a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead."

 

Concept half inspired by moving house by Brooke Shaden.

 

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So this has been playing for the past two days straight. I'm a HUGE sucker for ambient music, let me tell you. Also my purple hair is gone due to bad redyes and it's now mostly dark brown and I have no idea why it started to look red here but I went with it anyway.

 

Anyway, I spotted this big mausoleum in a cemetery months ago that I always pass coming into Kent and I've been dying to photograph in front of it. It looked so dreary but elegant at the same time and I wanted to show that something full of death can be beautiful, too. Haunting, no less, but still beautiful. I've always thought of graveyards to be oddly interesting to me, being able to see things that dated back to 1800s, even 1700s. This is one of the longest edits I've done in a while, too. I don't even want to begin on all the problems I with through editing this, the biggest being the 8 skirts put together getting too pixelated when I'd lighten them to attempt to bring out the detail because I edited this so much. Then I couldn't decide whether I liked this in color or monochrome so I've added the latter below in the comments. Before and after HERE on my Facebook just to show you how much I pushed this particular photo.

 

Also, I decided to set up a Society6 account you can visit HERE to try selling some prints! Since I'm going to be a junior in the fall, I've been looking at internships all across the country and along with full time/part time work I just wanted to be able to make all the money I can to be able to afford living for an internship should I get one out of state. I don't like the profit margin much on Society6 BUT since I'm new to the whole print selling stuff I just wanted to try it out for a while. I'm going to make some large prints to hopefully sell from WHCC and transition to using them full time eventually however this summer so be on the lookout for some limited edition prints soon! :,)

 

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Taken on April 26, 2013