Fairview Cemetery, Franklin County, Texas

This is one of a collection of pictures I made on a solo visit to Mt. Vernon, Texas, and surrounding country.  The Fairview Cemetery is the final resting place of many of my relatives, and I've visited here from time to time over the years, for a funeral service in the Fairview Church or for a graveside service and sometimes just to pay my respects.  On this occasion I was photographing tombstones until the light faded.  As the day drew to a close, I saw the scene like this, splashes of light and dark across the lonely landscape.  The trees seem out of place; I remember this as a flat, empty prairie, hot, dry and windy. 

The human eye can adjust independently to separate areas of scene, but the camera must see it all together.  That's where digital art can interpret the scene not as the camera saw it but as I saw it in my mind's eye.  Creating the scene as I saw it required several layers, each layer giving me the ability to adjust a part of the scene.  Extra contrast and an art filter rendered the sky as it seemed to me.  An art filter applied paint daubs to give the foreground crispness.  Extra layers allowed me to emphasize the splashes of light.

 

 

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