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We went to Northamptonshire on Tuesday for my Aunt's funeral.
I hoped very much to find some fields with rape in flower

This may seem a very strange image to mark the day, but it is the coffin in the ground with the earth and roses that were thrown in over it. The white flower is from my Uncle and the red ones from the children and grandchildren, just as they fell.

The family had chosen How Great Thou Art as one of the hymns.
This verse from it gave me the idea of combining the rape flowers with this shot of the roses

"When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!"

Thanks for looking

Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 May 2012 - 12:15 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Portrait
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:.....in sure and certain hope
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:17 May 2012 - 6:47 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
17 May 2012 - 6:53 PM

moving image & text...

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WhiteRose1
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17 May 2012 - 6:55 PM

What a wonderful tribute and descriptive eulogy, Helen.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 7:03 PM

So beautifully done, Helen. Big time.

And I love "How Great Thou Art". Gosh...I haven't thought of it for ages. And now it's going through my head. Love that Smile

Andrew

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 7:09 PM

Thanks Pascal, Dave and Andrew SmileSmileSmile

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digital_boi
17 May 2012 - 7:10 PM

Nothing in life is certain here you have captured for sure one of life’s very few certainties a loss is always a sadness

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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17 May 2012 - 7:19 PM

Unusual but very beautiful.
I wish more people took cameras to funerals. They are after all a part of a family's history.
Often they are the time when distant relatives come together, too. A while ago an elderly friend asked if I could scan and restore a very battered print of a picture of herself with her brothers and sisters at their mother's funeral. It was the only picture she had of them all together, and the others are now dead.
I think the family will value this one in years to come.
Moira

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17 May 2012 - 7:24 PM

Not a strange image at all, Helen, it's good to be different, and with your inimitable editing technique, it has become very special.
Now, your title holds the one sentence at a funeral that bewilders me. How can hope be sure and certain?
Anyway, that hymn is one of my favourites and I love those words.

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mikbee
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17 May 2012 - 7:35 PM

Yes,and why not Helen ?
And most certainly if it is a family funeral.
A brave upload from you,and you have my admiration for it !!
Mick.

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AnneWorner
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17 May 2012 - 7:48 PM

I had to view this large - you've made something so beautiful from something so sad. Very moving image Helen.

Anne

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helenlinda
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17 May 2012 - 7:53 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile

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MoragM
MoragM  4 Scotland
17 May 2012 - 8:08 PM

Beautiful and moving.

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helenlinda
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17 May 2012 - 8:09 PM

Thanks Morag

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17 May 2012 - 8:17 PM

a powerful and moving image helen
andy

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helenlinda
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17 May 2012 - 8:18 PM

Thanks Andy
and many thanks to Anne for her User Award SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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morpheus1955
17 May 2012 - 8:31 PM

Unusual and very moving tribute

Hugh

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helenlinda
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17 May 2012 - 8:36 PM

Thanks Hugh Smile

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17 May 2012 - 8:36 PM

Well done Helen! touching!

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helenlinda
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17 May 2012 - 8:41 PM

Thanks Jenn Smile

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pluckyfilly
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17 May 2012 - 9:13 PM


Quote: Not a strange image at all, Helen, it's good to be different, and with your inimitable editing technique, it has become very special.
Now, your title holds the one sentence at a funeral that bewilders me. How can hope be sure and certain?
Anyway, that hymn is one of my favourites and I love those words.


Quote: And I love "How Great Thou Art". Gosh...I haven't thought of it for ages. And now it's going through my head

and I had to sing along with it - great tribute

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17 May 2012 - 9:25 PM

Thanks Ann SmileSmile

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marktc
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17 May 2012 - 9:35 PM

our sincere condolences Helen, its odd isn't it how sometimes one soul departs from the world to make room for another. So sad to hear your news.

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17 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

A lovely tribute made all the better with your expert editing skills. - gary

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

Great tribute and nice work.. Peter

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Irishkate
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17 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

Sorry such a sad occasion was your inspiration for today's image.
I think it is very well done and how wonderful to be immortalised in Ephotozine!
KateGrin

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high art

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18 May 2012 - 8:09 AM

Most certainly a very unusual subject, but you have made a beautiful tribute to your Aunt here Helen. Moira

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18 May 2012 - 8:57 AM

Thanks Moira Smile

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gingerdelight
18 May 2012 - 9:06 AM

Firstly, my condolences on the loss of your aunt. A fitting and very beautiful tribute of which I am sure your aunt would approve.
Carol

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18 May 2012 - 9:51 AM

A beautiful and meaningful tribute Helen.
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Joline
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18 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

We tend to forget that death is one of the passages of life. You have made a meaningful tribute to this lady in a most poignant and beautiful manner.

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18 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

Thanks Carol, Ron and Joline SmileSmileSmile

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18 May 2012 - 1:38 PM

A beautiful tribute Helen...
Pauline.

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18 May 2012 - 2:59 PM

Thanks Pauline Smile

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18 May 2012 - 3:34 PM

A very fine tribute, Helen, and of course, an excellently created and presented image Smile
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18 May 2012 - 4:26 PM

Thanks Trev Smile

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18 May 2012 - 5:07 PM

A beautiful tribute to your Aunt Helen..Lin

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18 May 2012 - 5:08 PM

Thanks Lin Smile

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18 May 2012 - 5:59 PM

how incredibly moving ...
thankyou for sharing ,,,

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18 May 2012 - 6:44 PM

Thanks Barbara Smile

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A moving and special tribute....

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18 May 2012 - 8:08 PM

Beautiful and moving, Helen. Well done for recording the final verse in the life of a loved one. Not often done.

Malc

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18 May 2012 - 8:50 PM

Thanks Michaela and Malc

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19 May 2012 - 11:54 AM

Lovely work,well done,
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19 May 2012 - 1:14 PM

Thanks Saeid Smile

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19 May 2012 - 11:48 PM

this not strange, it is beautiful, loving and tender.

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20 May 2012 - 12:01 AM

Thanks Annette Smile

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20 May 2012 - 9:45 AM

Lovely last lingering capture……..Condolences.
May she live in your memory with joy………Jocelia

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20 May 2012 - 1:40 PM

Thanks Jocelia Smile

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20 May 2012 - 3:39 PM

You are brave Helen . I took mine to Wilf's funeral but was too scared to use it . This is so different but very beautiful . That hymn is one of my very great favourites and it is Sunday evening . What better day to enjoy singing it xxx

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20 May 2012 - 4:10 PM

Thanks Mavis SmileSmile

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20 May 2012 - 8:59 PM

Poignant image. paul

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20 May 2012 - 9:32 PM

Thanks Paul SmileSmile

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