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Free-standing medieval effigy in the south transept at Pershore Abbey, Pershore in Worcestershire.

The now faceless effigy, on a tomb chest incorporating quatrefoils, is thought to be an abbot, possibly William de Harvington or Abbot Hert.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Woodland Beauty'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jun 2011 - 4:35 PM
Focal Length:4.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Shadow of Death
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:16 Feb 2013 - 12:59 PM
Tags:Abbot, Architecture, Death, Effigy, Medieval, Pershore, Pershore Abbey, Recumbent effigy, Shadows, South transept, Tomb chest, Worcestershire
Votes:28

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 1:05 PM

An interesting and well captured photograph in rather difficult lighting conditions Phillip.

Regards Nathan Grin

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 1:12 PM

Oh I like this one Philip it is full of mystery and intrigue, I like the shadow falling across the tomb and we can only guess what this unkown Abbot would have looked like. It also feels serene and peaceful when I look at it.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
16 Feb 2013 - 1:23 PM

A different pov, very interesting, lovely light and shadow
Effrossini

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 1:51 PM

Even stone effigies die... Moving, sad image.
Moira

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 4:22 PM

Good use of light and shade and shadow in this.

Best Matt

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 4:26 PM

The shadows add depth and mystery, Philip, and I like your angle of capture.

Dave

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ChristineD
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16 Feb 2013 - 4:38 PM

An interesting capture

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Feb 2013 - 5:09 PM


Quote: An interesting and well captured photograph in rather difficult lighting conditions Phillip.

Regards Nathan Grin

I certainly agree there Philip, assume that is wear due to veneration over many century's by pilgrims well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Feb 2013 - 5:15 PM

This is an excellent capture Philip !! You discover the weirdest and most interesting artifacts and scenes !!

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parob
parob e2 Member 3parob vcard France69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:19 PM

Recumbent effigies in churches and abbeys are usually meant to celebrate a person's life. This one is quite special because it displays, as Moira underlines, death and decay. Obviously, the stone-head has suffered the ravages of time, but I think there is more in this complex shot. It is as if outside light filtering through the stained-glass had for a moment entered the underworld of darkness and mystery. Thus it is finally, the strange coloration on the spotted figure; the way it contrasts with the dark background and the invading dark band that does it. It is only now that I noticed the quatrefoils, the imprint of another time. Well done,
Paul

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 - 5:33 PM

Good pov Philip, vwry well captureSmile.
Elena

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nonur
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17 Feb 2013 - 12:22 AM

Well taken shot.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:31 PM

Well spotted, spooky....

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