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As well as the churchyard, at the back of the Church is an emergency exit, which is also used for disabled access. As you can see, the local "elite" have been at work! What a comparison to the wonderfully engraved headstones only a few feet away. I suppose we are lucky that these, at least, remain unvandalised (for now).

Thank you all so very much for your comments and interest in my latest uploads, and I may have some news on the young William Bulmer quite soon.

Carol

Camera:Canon SX20 IS
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Title:From the Sublime to the (answers on a postcard please!)
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:29 Sep 2009 - 2:22 PM
Tags:Architecture, Photo journalism
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 2:41 PM

I sort of think ,from your picture, that this looks like an art form
All the kids that have written on it just want to be on something
Thankgoodness they arent defacing the gravestones or even the surrounding brickwork

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 2:42 PM

Inane .... A telling image of todays culture thanks for sharing Colin

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 2:47 PM

I woz here springs to mind, Carol. Well taken.
Roy

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 2:56 PM


Quote: I sort of think ,from your picture, that this looks like an art form
All the kids that have written on it just want to be on something
Thankgoodness they arent defacing the gravestones or even the surrounding brickwork

barbara's quite right the brickwork remains untouched... Vandals with an arty streak, "Ridiculous"

LOL,

Martin.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 3:01 PM

An emergency exit from a cemetery, love the idea...
The door is set in such a clean, pristine frame. There's a lot to look at in an apparently simple picture.
Moira

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REDWOLF
REDWOLF  6 England
29 Sep 2009 - 3:01 PM

Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entre

Ry

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 3:07 PM

Should be easy enough to identify them as they have all left their names or aliases. They don't come much more intelligent than that Smile
Bill

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Shootme
Shootme  4 England
29 Sep 2009 - 3:11 PM

I like the shot, I see my name right in the middle and they've got ths spelling right, It must be art!

Jim.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 3:29 PM

Bored kids, with nothing better to do that deface a suitable surface! Carol

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 3:31 PM

Emergency exit in a Church ?

PC gone bonkers.

Very interesting shot never the less.

Rock

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 4:04 PM

E exit--- They did not realize.....


JEnnnnnn

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somnathchatterjee

wonderful texture on the door, you can use it for several photoshop effects, lovely composition too.

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BarrySaich
29 Sep 2009 - 4:26 PM

It says it all!....well spotted...B

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Dave_Holdham
29 Sep 2009 - 4:37 PM

Well spotted & captured, great image

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
29 Sep 2009 - 4:53 PM

This is excellent ,the names of my entire family are written on that door ,thanks for sharing carol xxx

Last Modified By Mikelane at 29 Sep 2009 - 4:54 PM

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EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 5:07 PM

Works well and as someone else emntioned, Exit seems altogether appropriate given the setting! Bet you could spend almost as long studying this as the inscriptions on the gravestones! Both have, at their base, exactly the same reason for being there!!

Ann

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 5:18 PM


Quote:
The door is set in such a clean, pristine frame. Moira

This is the first thing that struck me too, the emergency exit...nothing I can say to that!! Lots to look at and well captured.
Barbara

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 6:12 PM

Emergency exit to a church, eh?!! Nice bit of stonework surrounding the door - it's to be hoped that doesn't get defaced when the door's full. Well spotted and captured, Carol.
TrevB Smile

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Adderwatcher
29 Sep 2009 - 6:48 PM

Looks like theres only a bit of paint left! maybe they will repaint it then destroy it again. Great shot, fantastic contrast.
Scott

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KevinWalsham
29 Sep 2009 - 7:15 PM

what a great image well captured and composed.

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maggieh
maggieh  5 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 7:43 PM

Well ehilst it is shameful the vandalised door makes a wonderful image.
maggie

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m3lem
m3lem  8 England
29 Sep 2009 - 8:10 PM

A super image and well spotted Carol
Thanks for your kind message of get well, still feel rough.
Love Andrea xx

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andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 8:22 PM

great spot carol cracking shot Wink
andy

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Imagephotographics

Mmmmm.... Not so clever are they all signing their names ! But will anyone do anything about it - NO !

Well observed shot anyway Carol.

Chris

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
29 Sep 2009 - 8:46 PM


Quote: Well ehilst it is shameful the vandalised door makes a wonderful image.
maggie

I agree.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 10:27 PM

Well observed and photographed. I hope you went in close and took some abstracts.

Albert

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2009 - 12:15 AM

Great shot,well spotted,

Aidan,,

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2009 - 8:35 AM

great comp

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2009 - 9:03 AM

A great image...but a shame all the same...pointless vandalism, but agree that it's a good thing that they have left the headstones and walls alone

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HobbitDave
30 Sep 2009 - 11:12 AM

I agree it's pretty unusual, but with everything confined to the black space, and the outer stonework untouched, I think it makes a wonderfully surreal image. A 21st century version of prehistoric cave art? Wink
As a photo I love it, as vandalism we can do without it. But a great capture and so unusual. I wish you'd put it in a competition of some sort...if you slightly blur your vision, the main capital letters look like Greek lettering!
Dave.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2009 - 11:29 AM

Unusual and effective.
John.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
30 Sep 2009 - 11:34 AM

Guess the ones at the bottom of the door had to lie flat, wonder of the poor little darlings caught a cold, we can but hope.
Annette

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gingerdelight
30 Sep 2009 - 11:35 AM

Thank you so much for your award Dave - it is a lovely surprise and really kind of you. If I find a competition on graffiti I will enter it!
Carol

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2009 - 1:17 PM

The shot says it all about todays youth !! Very arty image....

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2009 - 11:45 AM

A sad bit of social commentary in my opinion; disrespect aside, I'd be intrigued to know the motivation: it reminds me of animals "marking" their territory!
Tim

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photophantom
2 Oct 2009 - 10:53 AM

Great contrast Carol, brilliantly taken
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