Metaire Cemetery Sphinx

This photograph was taken at Metaire Cemetery in New Orleans in May 2005. The cemeteries in New Orleans are above ground due to the low water table there. It was taken with a Canon Digital Rebel 35mm camera using a lensbaby lens. The lensbaby is a special effect lens. I use it to give me a similar look to the toy cameras I used prior to going digital. I think of it as my digital Diana. More information about lensbaby lenses can be found at


  • Carol Schiraldi PRO 10y

    Kathy, I love the blur that you got on the right hand side of this one. I also really like the sky.

    The lensbaby gives a "real yet still abstract" viewpoint. The right half of this image looks very abstract while the stone work on the left side presents a "real" viewpoint.
  • Bijoucep PRO 10y

    This is truely a beautiful image. The Sphinx looks as if he is peering out of the corner of his eye @ you.....oooohhhh creepy!
  • Arantxata PRO 10y


    Score 7/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Marc Gutierrez 10y

    Score 7.5/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Steven Jones PRO 10y

    Interesting effect.

    Score 6.5/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Diego V 10y

    I like the perspective, the comp, and contrast is just right but IMHO the blur effect actually detracts too much.

    Score 6/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Dave 10y

    Have to agree that blur does take away from this. 6/10 (from the Score Me! group)
  • Pimoo the french photographer 10y

    very heavy atmosphear !

    Score 7/10 (from the Score Me!
  • Carol Schiraldi PRO 10y

    This is one of my favs. I love the feel of it.

  • markjburden 10y

    i'd go for more blur on the right
  • Carol Schiraldi PRO 9y

    This photo has been blogged as part of Freshly Squeezed Photography.

    Check out the link to see the blog.
  • Kris Van de Vijver PRO 8y

    wow, one of the better lens baby pictures i've seen
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Taken on May 29, 2005
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