"What Do You Say to the Dead?"

Enjoy my art? Visit the Shane Gorski Photography Store and enjoy it in print!

 

View On Black HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. THIS SMALL VIEW GIVES NO DETAIL OF THE MOOD OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH!

 

"...Will you forgive me for living?"

 

Taken in Romeo, Michigan at what I think is called the "Romeo Cemetery" next to the High School on 32 Mile Road.

 

I was very inspired to venture here after listening a lot to Black Sabbath's "Dehumanizer" album, especially the track "The Dead."

 

INFO: New technical leaps! Went to the cemetery at 10pm with my multi-thousand dollar lighting setup... a 20oz plastic Mountain Dew bottle with an LED flashlight in it... HA HA! I love it!

 

This is a 6 shot HDR image with some subtle treatments of textures (rock) that I got from a family friend's house. There are obviously a lot of photoshop tricks on this one too.

  • Greg 7y

    Awesome
  • Charles Ostrand 7y

    Love the lighting and effect on this. Can you hook me up with a lighting set up like yours????lol
  • Jamie Mink 7y

    WOW. I've looked at this "live" in the cemetery quite a few times and never imagined it could be interpreted like this. Powerful, great work.
  • Martino ~ NL 7y

    great work! looks like a still from a horror movie or some creepy video game.
  • ~EvidencE~ 7y

    wicked process
    n shot
  • photosbyhpennington 7y

    Awesome! Definitely want the scoop. Watch for the flickr mail....
  • Loraine DiCerbo 7y

    Awesome ominousness in this image!
  • Day Coppens 7y

    This is creepy goodness at its best. Awesome!
  • ki's2 7y

    so cool Shane....love the look and of course, it's a cemetery, so definitely a fave in my book.....you keep amazing me...

    a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/mega_shots/">
    Please add this fine image to Mega Shot; Post 1 - Nominate 4 Mega Shots
  • Ian 7y

    "dance with the dead in my dreams, listen to their hallowed screams, the dead have taken my soul, temptation's lost all control"
  • Kai Streets 7y

    Instant fave... Especially when viewed large. Amazing capture.
  • Paul Merrill 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Green with Envy, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Chicagos~Finest 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Dealing with Death., and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Alanna St. Laurent 7y

    Awesome shot!
  • Studio Troll I Ord 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called STIO, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Eddi van W. 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Commons - Showroom, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Dave Manning 6y

    I love the dead before they`re cold. They`re bluing flesh for me to hold
    Cadaver eyes upon me see nothing.I love the dead before they rise
    No farewells,No goodbyes...Muha ha ha ha!
    Great work Shane!
  • Derrick Rea 6y

    I never knew your rotting face
    While friends and lovers
    mourn your silly grave
    I have other uses for you, Darling
  • afranguinha 6y

    Nice work Shane. Very spooky angle and the treatment is a treat... (excuse the pun)
    Well done!
  • kd8cdp_Gordo 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Haunted HDR, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
S Search
Photo navigation
< > Thumbnail navigation
Z Zoom
B Back to context