I wanted to continue showing more photo's of the amazing cemetery in Lima.
This is the first time in my life I've ever seen a car in the middle of the cemetery like this, trust me, this isn't the Parking Lot!
The rusted old car was just sitting here, so I thought it would be best to take advantage of it. But as soon as I began taking my photo's I was approached by a couple of older gentlemen who were not too pleased with me.
Perhaps it was their car? If so, I can understand the men getting upset because as you can see I photographed with with my extreme wide angle lens. You know what that means! I was actually only about half a foot from the front bumper, really really close to it to get the perspective I wanted. Perhaps I was too close to the car for somebodies comfort.
I'll add photo's in the WS too. One of them is directly from behind the car, which has better overall lighting than this photo, but I chose this as the primary post because of the front car view.
Hope you like it
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Indrasish (2853) 2013-08-17 23:51
Excellent shot.. And you gave us an interesting note too.. Excellent composition and antique place.. Wow!! Superb image quality too.. Thanks for sharing this one..
Very well done and have a nice sunday..
jjcordier (75590) 2013-08-17 23:53
Quel étonnant cimetière....qui sert même de cimetière de voitures apparemment! Vraiment très curieux. Ton très grand angle contribue à rendre cette photo très très originale. Les photos du WS ne manquent pas d’intérêt non plus!
emka (77306) 2013-08-17 23:54
Hi Craig, Not only this amazing cemetery but also this wrecked car! What a fun for you. I am sure you were happy as a clam to see this. Wooow, great shots.
have a wonderful Sunday
Royaldevon (28633) 2013-08-18 0:18
I can't believe the men were worried about the car, this doesn't look to be capable of moving! It does, however, have a quirky character with one 'seeing' eye and the others springing out like lose monocles!
Fine f/g attention and a great sense of depth.
I have never seen a cemetery like this, before; we learn so much on TE.
Have a great day,
SnapRJW (30909) 2013-08-18 0:20
Hello Craig - The addition of the car adds oomph to the shot. I see exactly what you mean about the light in the WS shot but I much prefer this composition. The skewed perspective has exaggerated the angles has given the composition incredible strength and lines that pull the eye. I wonder why you upset the locals? Perhaps the car has special significance.... a final resting place for somebody's ashes perhaps? Ghoulish thought! Warm regards Rosemary
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-18 0:48
Interesting place..interesting shot..well composd and taken..liked your POV.
lousat (75506) 2013-08-18 1:10
Hi Craig,it's the first time for me too,i never seen a car on a cemetery,maybe this is a car cemetery too watching the car conditions...ehehe...great and original pic,fantastic perspective from this original POV and the usual great work in PP!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
annjackman (19189) 2013-08-18 1:22
Wow - this is an amazing find and really creative wide-angle photography. The distorted car looks so out of place in this unusual cemetery. A fabulous shot even if you did upset the locals!
Kind Regards, Ann
Nicou (120328) 2013-08-18 2:01
un sacré cimetière avec de chaque côté ces tombes et la voiture au milieu quel ensemble et image sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (52999) 2013-08-18 2:07
heheheh I can just imagine these old boys going off their heads at you, the heathen with the camera :) Good on you, I'd have run for cover, crying for my mamma. You're right about the WS having better light, but you just had to get the front of the car. The wide angle works so well, I love the exaggerated perspective and the converging lines. Top job, and a pretty funny story, now that you're away from that spooky place.
smarcell (19963) 2013-08-18 2:44
A very clever way to take a picture in a cemetery ! Nice wide angle view, and the car (the wreck, I would say) is a good way to fill the image. Strange scene indeed !
subhendu_bagchi (25587) 2013-08-18 3:32
hi Craig, an interesting one here. The ultra wide composition is done the trick here. Like the distortorsion a lot :) ... Actually this distortion helped this composition a lot. The abandoned old car in middle is a nice point of attraction here with the interesting cemetery at back. A superb presentation using a low POV.
G R E A T...
Have a nice time.
snunney (82487) 2013-08-18 3:36
People can get very upset if you take too much notice in their prize possessions:-) Great capture of this rather strange looking sight. Excellent point of view and fine technical presentation. I like the way the rows of tombs seem to be falling in on the car as if they are about to crush the life out of it.
thebest (4276) 2013-08-18 4:38
Excellent photo - amazing content slightly futuristic - who would ever believe that this car was just parked there waiting for you to come along & snap this incredible shot!!!
I think your POV & the way you composed this shot is '' Brilliant '' Well done Craig I love it!!!!
timecapturer (47952) 2013-08-18 4:45
a stunning visual shot this and as quirky as it seems gives us a glimpse of a different way of life and is strangely Warhol-artish. Not sure we will see any other TE members posting something like this so top marks for originality.
Perhaps the guys thought you might damage their car!
Considering the tales you have told from this and other trips abroad I am surprised you are still with us and not wearing concrete boots!
Enjoy a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2013-08-18 4:47
Thanks for sharing more shots of this amazing city of the dead, as its so unlike any necropolis I've ever been in. The tighly packed white marble walls give it a somewhat Claustrophobic feel, just like a real city! As for the car, it makes a fantastic addition to the scene, and it does kind of belong there. The car looks dead, like its life has passed and now its here to spend the rest of its days among the others who have passed. I wonder this car even still work?
Beautifully seen shot making a very strange contrast, but one that seems just right.
All the best
Sergiom (58617) 2013-08-18 5:20
C'est vrai que pour donner cet effet de lentille, tu devais être très près de la voiture. Par contre, il faut aussi penser que cela pouvait être la voiture d'un des morts qui lui sert pour sortir la nuit et aller retrouver ses amis zombies.
Fis2 (84528) 2013-08-18 7:21
Very impressive picture!
yquem46 (38680) 2013-08-18 7:58
A great report here with this quite unusual scene !
Bravo ! Excellent quality and use of the wide lens
ktanska (24618) 2013-08-18 10:11
This makes agood combination with your previous one. So the size of each grave is is easier to figure out on this.
The car looks rather gloomy. As is would think: I'm not dead yet, but already feel more comfortable at a cemetery than among the younger ones.
papagolf21 (85422) 2013-08-18 11:54
Bonsoir, cher Craig,
L'image est étonnante à tous points de vue. Je ne puis que me joindre aux autres amis pour vous féliciter pour cette excellente prise de vue.
Très bonne soirée.
npecanhuk (64182) 2013-08-18 12:16
Weird cemetery! Weird situation (with that car there!)! I've seen some reports on TV where they showed some cemeteries like that here in Brazil... they don't please me a bit (I've seen worse examples down here)!
By the other hand, as usual, your picture of that place is great with special regards to the use of the wide angle lens, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Periko (2609) 2013-08-18 18:03
The niches and the ruined car are the only elements in this image, and both of them are interesting. It is strange to see a car in a cemetery, but the world is full of strange things. Good work.
adidas5nb (5241) 2013-08-18 22:54
stunner of a shot.love the effect the wide angle has got.great pov and like the ruggedness of the place.
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-08-19 1:36
alone the cemetery like this looks unique and completely different from the cemeteries in Europe.But the old,abandoned car is a great addition to the scene-it´s like the resting place for it.
It´s really cool shot,especially seen through your wide-angle lens,which gives unique feel to the scene!
PS.Also your second image in WS is superb.You alone between the tombs.For me-great atmospheric shot!
Superb composition and PP!
Have a nice day
marabu61 (8139) 2013-08-19 1:48
I really wonder what the purpose the presence of this car in the cementery means to those men? Obviously the car is not fit for traffic any more. Maybe it belonged to one of the residents of the cemetery?
Anyway it makes for quite a morbid scene, enhanced strongly by the wide angle lens. It is like a scene out of a Louis Bunuel film.
have a great start in the new week
serp2000 (39526) 2013-08-19 8:18
and once again,
well, this photo gives a scale of this cemetery. Amazing twisted optical effect, I like your photos with a impaired geometry, they have some psychedelic amazing shapes. It makes me smile )))
Urs (14082) 2013-08-19 9:32
That is an amazing cemetery in Lima. It is an impressive architecture and there even is car possibly for one of the dead to drive off ... Could be some Indian belief. Who knows? Excellent POV and execution. Well done
limielski (0) 2013-08-20 13:17
Now I can see the scale of the cemetery! I didn't know it's so huge.
You are a hunter of the old cars - I agree in this aspect with emka :-)
But it's very cool idea!
lgir (6889) 2013-08-21 8:45
un des défunts voulait-il avoir sa voiture devant sa dernière demeure ?
En tout cas la perspective obtenue est superbe sur cette image originale.
adores (36121) 2013-09-03 18:18
The cemetery seems amazing and huge and the car couldn't be in a better place. It's incredible the things we can find sometimes. A really good shot, I like it a lot. The Ws are very good, but this one is just perfect! I'm glad you still had the time to take a few photos:)!
mcmtanyel (12427) 2013-09-14 20:18
My, I can't decide which is eerier, the car, the cemetery or the angry gentlemen? You really have a knack for getting yourself in scary situations, eh?
A very nice find. From the thumbnail, this looked like another abandoned car, but from your note I surmise that it works? Scary thought!
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-20 23:44
well u ra in my favourite ! definitly love the way u see.... this use of wide angle is great and the scene is crazy!!!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (55504)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-17 23:46