CARLOS DETRES

Photo Journal

This is where my personal projects are born, as well as behind the scenes perspectives of the photo shoots I've done.

Walking Among the Ruins

On March 14th, I led a tour photo tour for a photographer in town from Arkansas. Since St. Louis Cemetery #1 has been closed to the public, we only had #2 to walk around. I really like this cemetery because there's a lot of space to roam around, there's still grass on the ground (unlike #1) and the tombs that are there are just as old as #1's. We spent at least an hour walking around and both of us captured some really nice images. 

The photographer and I are fans of the Lensbaby optics system, which I used heavily during the tour. I enjoyed how the lens would allow me to alter the image in camera. Since I was happy with my exposures, I applied a Totally Rad! Tri-X 400+ preset on all of the images so the post process happened in only one click for the entire batch. Life made easier.

If you get a chance to check out this cemetery, do so! It's not as famous as #1 but it's an excellent alternative. Give yourself a couple of hours to roam around. Hardly anyone goes there so you'll likely have it to yourself.

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