Today’s Photo Challenge word was MELANCHOLY:
This image is a double exposure of the Oakland Cemetery Civil War monument and the graves of those who fell in the siege of Atlanta (1864), with graves of fallen slaves in the foreground, and graves of fallen soldiers throughout the frame. The image was taken from Slave Square using a Holga Lomography lens — a “toy” lens that does not communicate electronically with the camera. A Minolta IV light meter was used, with a 30% reflective spot. Focus was set to infinity for both shots, and each shot was under-exposed by 1/2 stop. The white balance was altered to 4000°K to cool the tone in the shot and create the somber mood in the image. This is where all wars end. No one wins.