Now My Grave Sweeter Still

© Natural/Abstract Photography

Now My Grave Sweeter Still

Uploaded: December 01, 2008


Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Featured Artist First Friday Art Trail November 2009
West Texas Photographic Society Juried Exhibition 2010

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT


December 03, 2008

Beside the lamb being a comfort and protector, the pumpkin seems to be acting as a headstone itself.
I particularly like the stones cradling the pumpkin. The sharp burst of orange pops and is a beautiful contrast throughout the arid sadness.

Very unusual...I love this photo. :) #1045641

Natural/Abstract Photography December 03, 2008

Thanks so much Sandee. This was taken in Fort Sumner, New Mexico a few days after Dia De Los Muertos so there were a lot of little things left at the graves but this was only pumpkin that I saw. #6846242

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Editor's Pick

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Natural/Abstract Photography.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.