Our Little Hero Sleeps

One of the stops Zach, David and I made during our time on the North Carolina coast was a cemetery in historic Beaufort. This was a great location with lots of interesting markers to shoot. The close quarters gave me the perfect opportunity to try out my fisheye lens which I had only used for the first time earlier that morning. The title of this post comes from the text engraved across the top of the largest marker, it belonged to a boy of only 12 years.

If you look closely you can find David Baker unknowingly making a cameo in this frame. I didn’t even realize I’d captured him until I pulled the brackets into LR.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Rokinon 8mm Fisheye

Software: Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro, Topaz Adjust 5, Topaz DeNoise 5

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  1. Marc Collins March 30, 2012 at 2:35 PM #

    Amazing amount of detail in the stonework. Nice POV too.
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  2. andy gimino March 26, 2012 at 3:52 PM #

    Nice image curt! Love that texture on the grave markers and the sunburst up top…very nice.
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  3. Mark Summerfield March 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM #

    Very interest POV made even better by the sun burst in the trees. Great shot, Curt!
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  4. Chris Nitz March 26, 2012 at 9:28 AM #

    Such a nice shot. I like all the grit and texture on the headstones. Nice work on this!
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  5. Eden March 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM #

    This is great Curt! Gorgeous light and processing. Cool textures as well. Nicely done!
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  6. Jimi Jones March 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM #

    Really nice shot, Curt. Great angle and processing.
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  7. Rob Hanson March 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM #

    Nice shot of a great location! You’re right, things are tight there, but you got a great capture with the stones and the flare.
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  8. Mark Neal March 26, 2012 at 7:54 AM #

    Great shot Curt. I really like the extreme perspective. I can’t see any life in this shot. But, viewing on BB Playbook and image is small. :)
    Mark Neal recently posted…HDR – Welcome to Fort Macon

  9. Dave DiCello March 26, 2012 at 7:32 AM #

    Love the flare here Curt, what an awesome POV. Perfect processing as well!
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