Metaire Cemetery Sphinx

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    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

    patrick wilken, Bijoucep, cawins, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. carolsLittleWorld 118 months ago | reply

      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.

    2. Bijoucep 118 months ago | reply

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

    3. Arantxata 113 months ago | reply


      Score 7/10 (from the Score Me!

    4. taylorkoa22 113 months ago | reply

      Score 7.5/10 (from the Score Me!

    5. gnevets88 113 months ago | reply

      Interesting effect.

      Score 6.5/10 (from the Score Me!

    6. dvaires 113 months ago | reply

      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!

    7. Davifelis 113 months ago | reply

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

    8. Pimoo 113 months ago | reply

      very heavy atmosphear !

      Score 7/10 (from the Score Me!

    9. carolsLittleWorld 113 months ago | reply

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


    10. markjburden 112 months ago | reply

      i'd go for more blur on the right

    11. carolsLittleWorld 106 months ago | reply

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

      Check out the link to see the blog.

    12. PIXistenz 89 months ago | reply

      wow, one of the better lens baby pictures i've seen

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