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Cemetery Photos - Copyrighted???

Luvemak
Today I took photographs in a few VERY old cemeteries. I'm talking Revolutionary War era cemeteries. In some of the photos, you can faintly make out names. The stones are old and the majority of the deceased parties information dates back to the 1700s.

I'm doing some post processing to make them look a bit, shall we say, creepy...

Will having the writing on the stones earn me some rejections?

Any info would be helpful!
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Posted: 09/23/2013, 15:14:57 PM
Lostarts
They probably will not complain. lol
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Posted: 09/23/2013, 18:02:17 PM
Luvemak
LOL Lostarts!!! I'm more worried about the DT reviewers than the Dearly Departed!!!
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Posted: 09/23/2013, 18:15:24 PM
Wisconsinart
Names and symbols, edit them out. Religious symbols are OK.
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Edited: 09/23/2013, 20:10:11 PM
Luvemak
Thank you Wisconsinart,. If that's the case I think I'll remove all of the writing so it doesn't look awkward. :)
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Posted: 09/23/2013, 20:23:35 PM
Nikitu
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You still need to remove all names from the grave stones, even if the graves are very old.
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Posted: 09/24/2013, 02:26:28 AM
Luvemak
Thank you Nikitu!
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Posted: 09/24/2013, 07:22:39 AM
Alvera
Put my name there. You have my accept, I'm not feeling very well and I am old...
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Posted: 09/25/2013, 02:49:37 AM
Clearvista
Perhaps the dog bite photos are of the royal torso. Hope you are up to date with tetanus :)
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Posted: 09/25/2013, 04:31:14 AM
Alvera

Originally posted by Clearvista:
Quoted Message: Perhaps the dog bite photos are of the royal torso. Hope you are up to date with tetanus :)


First of all, it was a wolf, a big one, a beast, big like an elephant, huge. They ambushed on my way to capital city, no internet here and I upload images "by hand", a 300 miles road for every batch. I killed 20 of them but the last one bite me because my horse was distracted by a facebook message and stopped for reply. :)
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Posted: 09/25/2013, 11:57:06 AM
Lostarts
Bravo, Alvera, and this is why you are our king!
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Posted: 09/27/2013, 08:09:11 AM
Nikon4004
ANy name must be edited out and any artwork, most likly on more modern stone will be copyrighted
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Posted: 09/27/2013, 13:13:53 PM
Luvemak
After all of this, all of my cemetery submissions were approved in the night!

Here is one from the series:   Old Cemeteries - Ground View Panorama   
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Posted: 10/03/2013, 07:45:20 AM
Studioportosabbia
editing cemetaries is a lot of work, you have to remove ALL names and other texts. I feel, sometimes it harms the total image.
   Old cemetery in the Provence   
   Old cemetery in the Provence   
   Old cemetery in the Provence   
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Posted: 10/06/2013, 04:11:54 AM
Thinkart
You´re right, Studioprotossabia, I´ve preferred they changed the status of my image to editorial instead of faking the reality as much as that.
   Jewish cemetery on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem   
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Edited: 11/08/2013, 14:53:39 PM
Luvemak
Looks like it depends on the age of the stones. With mine, I don't think it looks that unusual since a lot of the writing has worn off over the years. The back side of the stones are blank as well.

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Posted: 11/08/2013, 15:41:46 PM