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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dark Shadows

I really did pick the gloomiest day to explore the cemetery down the street from where I live--it was raining on me in half of these pictures. Wearing a white shirt seemed ill-advised, thankfully I didn't get completely soaked and the skirt is only mock-suede so I can wear it again many more times. It was an interesting evening to wander among the stones reading so many classic Pennsylvania Dutch names that are common in this area. I wish there was someone to explain how so many had been broken; I'm not accustomed to seeing so many damaged stones. The explanation could be as simple as ice-wedging in Pennsylvania's cold clime, but my imagination does like to create more interesting theories than that.

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29 comments:

Heather Toner said...

Those pictures look awesome. Love the skirt and the shoes too!

Marnie Thao Nguyen said...

Loveeee the top!! So cute! Adds a little fun into the vintage look! Perrfect!

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Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I really like this outfit and it looks perfect for exploring a cemetery, although the shoes probably made it a bit more difficult.

I also REALLY like this new tone to your photos. So pretty. Are you using photoshop actions?

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I really like this outfit and it looks perfect for exploring a cemetery, although the shoes probably made it a bit more difficult.

I also REALLY like this new tone to your photos. So pretty. Are you using photoshop actions?

Angie said...

great idea.. the pictures look awesome! ..I fell in love with the third *.*
kisses from the bottom of the sea

Natali said...

Great skirt and shoes! You always have such dreamy photos :)

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czarianonuevo said...

wow! such a very wonderful/dreamy set of photos!! i love it Rebecca!!

czarina♥
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xoxo!

Jessica said...

Cuuuuuute! I just love how relaxed and casual your outfit is! So cool!

Tori Bonaventura said...

Great photos! And I love your shoes!!
xo, Tori
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alisia E. said...

Great photos!! I love exploring old cemeteries. In England, I stumbled upon one in a park with gravestones dating back to the 1400's. It was so eerie and fascinating!

xx, alisia e
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Alexis said...

Beautiful photos, they look wonderful.

Laura Ann said...

I love the locations you've picked for photos these past two days. Looks like you'll have no trouble finding places around your new home :)

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

This outfit is lovely, that t-shirt is very cool! I think the bad weather worked really well for these photos, they look so atmospheric xo

CP and KW said...

Stunning. I truly adore your blog!

~CP, ladiesinnavy

Syed said...

Really liking the look of that faux suede, especially in that colour.

MarieBayArea said...

such a cool photo shoot.

Kristian said...

Is the yellow sky because of a photo effect or old film, or is the sky really that color. Because it looks very creepy-cool, but I'm really hoping its not actually because of smog or something!

Digging the outfit, by the way. Fresh and cool and ready to go on an adventure.

Jasmine said...

Maybe its because I just lost my grandmother on Saturday, but I feel a little strange about seeing someone stand on a headstone just to get a picture of a skirt. I guess I just know how I would feel if it belonged to my loved one.

Not a huge criticism or a judgement, just something that struck me. I too love cemeteries, and quiet old places.

Kimberellie said...

Very cool outfit. Love the SHOES!! And hey, I just realized you are in Pennsylvania which would be near Amish country. And that makes me totally jealous (and a little excited that you might go about taking photos of barns etc). When I was a little girl I always wanted to be Amish. Now I understand I'd probably get kicked out pretty quick...so I just want to visit!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca! The pictures are lovely as always, but I'm not so big on the vintage/film editing of the last posts, . I have to say that I liked more subtle effects better. Oh well, that's just me, and besides - everyone loves having fun in photoshop :-).

Martina

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Jasmine, no I totally understand I don't mean to offend at all. I guess I've just done so many trips to cemeteries for cleaning stones--like service projects and we always stand on the lower parts of headstones (not where there is writing but just the sort of stone structure bit) to clean the upper parts we can't reach from the ground. So for me, it's just sort of a natural thing to climb over them to get a close look at parts and things; I didn't even do it for the "picture" as much as because it's just something I'm accustomed to doing. I also visit cemeteries that are more historical than otherwise.
But I definitely understand how cemeteries are a special place and I don't want to be disrespectful when I'm there.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anonymous/Martina, yeah this is actually the first time(s) I've really done editing, previously that was all in-camera work. I understand this isn't everyone's style, but it might be where I am headed right now. There's something classic about unedited pictures, but I guess I just don't feel like showing realism right now...

Laura said...

Well, I don't think there's too much danger of me missing your old photo locations...you always find the neatest places! This is a gorgeous shoot, and I actually really like the editing. :)

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April said...

Great shots as always :)

-April
http://pieceology.com

Jessica said...

These pictures are amazing! I love this so much. It's giving me a very gothic Jane Eyre vibe and I love it!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

These pictures look incredible!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

'Ice-wedging' is technically called freeze-thaw weathering; just in case you decide to look into it more. :P :)

Ulrika said...

I absolutely love the outfit and the pictures. Beautiful.

Kisses sweetie,

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Lil'Fit

Simona said...

Love these photos and your outfit as well! So unique!:)

Simona
www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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