Comment by Lizzie down under on 5th August 2013 at 03:48
Lovely picture Andrew if a little somber....being in a church yard....but nevertheless it has its own appeal....cheers!!!
Comment by kath Pressey on 5th August 2013 at 08:55
that's a great photo. I love graveyards . the sun just catching the cross really makes the picture.
Comment by RON HUNT on 5th August 2013 at 09:04
Went to this church a couple of months ago to a christening. What a miserable bugger the priest is...Told the kids off for talking.
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 5th August 2013 at 10:46
brilliant picture Andrew,dont usually like this thrme but this is a clever one especially with the cross ......love the clouds.Well done.
Comment by Nev on 5th August 2013 at 11:27
Nice example of contre jour!
Comment by Roy on 5th August 2013 at 15:36
Is that the opposite to backlight Nev?
Comment by Janice on 5th August 2013 at 18:02
Very nice image Andrew. I too like cemeteries as they hold so much of past lives, stories to be unravelled. Roy, Contre Jour and Backlight are pretty much the same thing. Both involve shooting into the light, however backlight tends to be a little more subtle to create a rim light around the subject, whereas Contre Jour can produce very strong silhouettes.
Comment by Henry7 on 5th August 2013 at 19:25
Great photo. Certainly makes you think about living and what a short time we have on earth.
Comment by Garry on 5th August 2013 at 20:27
You spend longer dead than alive.
Comment by Dave (Oy) on 5th August 2013 at 21:36
Lovely shot mate :)
Comment by Rev David Long on 5th August 2013 at 23:14
Given that the matter of our bodies gets recycled, Garry, that's not true.
Comment by Lynne on 5th August 2013 at 23:30
Good on the priest for ticking of the kids. Children sould be seen and not heard. Discipline is sadly lacking these days.
Comment by Roy on 6th August 2013 at 15:35
Sorry Lynne, normally at a christening at which there is usually more than one child being christened and a 'mixed' congregation, the Rector, Vicar, Priest, whatever, would turn a blind eye to the noise of children unless of course they were screaming the place down, i have yet to attend a quiet christening.It would be interesting to have Rev Long's take on this subject.
Comment by George Formby on 6th August 2013 at 15:52
Lynne with that sort of Victorian attitude no wonder no ones going to the church these days..I've been to christenings in church where the vicar has encouraged the children to walk around.
Comment by Ellen on 6th August 2013 at 19:27
An interesting slant on the subject matter; it makes for a striking image. ....Thanks, Andrew.
Lynne,were you never a child? Get a life.
Comment by Gerald Pilkington Canada on 14th August 2013 at 21:29
.Are vandals still a problem, i see a couple of head stones on a tilt
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