The Jewish cemetery

The Jewish cemetery in Ferrara was built in the XVII century, within the walls of the city. It is a very large garden where graves, simple stones, are sparse in some areas and close to each other in other areas. Silence and an atmosphere of peace dominate. Better on black
Wonderful shot and textures
posted January 18th, 2018  
@joemuli Thank you.
posted January 18th, 2018  
A lovely capture. I always find it sad when I come across fallen headstone, like they've been forgotten about or there are no more loved ones left to care. I can't help but see the image as a b&w with some added contrast and clarity just to give it a more of a gothicy (it's a word, I just used it in a sentence ๐Ÿ˜) look. But my mind is darker that way ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
posted January 18th, 2018  
Nice image and history description. Youโ€™ve chosen an interesting angle to share. By the choice of angle you have chosen to tell one more universal story of neglected tombstones. If you had taken it from the front or side angle it might have told a more specific story as a Jewish headstone. I understand @paul10 โ€˜s point about black and white. But I think that the color almost suits it better. Firstly, it obviously suggests a gothic look anyway. And secondly, the stone itself is mostly black and white anyway, while the vegetation which symbolizes life is green. So itโ€™s almost as if color acts as the border between life and death. I like it.
posted January 18th, 2018  
Btw - Fav
posted January 18th, 2018  
@mbrutus Thank you very much for your comment. Check if you wish the other two similar pictures that I have posted, following your comments and Paul's. I'm fascinated by this place and by the entire story of the Jewish community in Italy (see also Campo de Gheto Novo, in Venice)
posted January 18th, 2018  
@paul10 Two more pictures of the same subjects with comments. I really appreciated your FCC (is that the way of saying friendly comment and criticisms?) and tried to follow them To you to judge!
posted January 18th, 2018  
This chosen great pov makes the image even more impressive! Fav
posted January 18th, 2018  
Have now seen this photo on my computer, as opposed to my phone, and like it even better.
posted January 19th, 2018  
The angle is powerful in telling the visual story here.
posted January 19th, 2018  
@jyokota thank you for your comment. I too prefer the colour version
posted January 19th, 2018  
Great pov and composition
posted January 19th, 2018  
@carolmw thank you Carol
posted January 19th, 2018  
Well first "FCC" is no official abbreviaton, it is my invention to say that a friendly constructive critique will follow. It is difficult for me to offer critique, as I have the feeling that I'm not in a position to do so. So what I say is only my humble opinion and as it is often with "arts" there is no right of wrong, and it only has to please YOU. And beside the opinion, all I say it is meant friendly.
FCC: I like the storyx this picture tells, and it evokes some sad feelings, as it probable should. But it is also calm and with all the green very soothing. I like that you left the arum plants in green. The only thing that I would suggest, if you take that picture again, leave some more room between the upper left conrer of the head stone to the frame. And probably I would give the underside of the stone a bit more light and structure.
posted January 20th, 2018  
Thank you again and again. Your advice is much appreciated because, despite your being modest, I think you are an excellent photographer! And iโ€™m not the only one if you are always on the popular page๐Ÿ˜ƒ
posted January 20th, 2018  
I like the old cemeteries...peaceful and they have so much character and history. Fav.
posted January 21st, 2018  
@gardenfolk thank you very much. I do too especially those made of simple thomstones set in gardens
posted January 21st, 2018  
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