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Gravediggers Cottage

By Herge88
Another from our recent trip to nearby Avebury. This cottage caught my eye as we were leaving the churchyard after taking some unsuccessful shots. I assume that it was once the gravedigger that lived here as was the case for many in years gone by, but of course I could as is usually the case be wrong. If anyone knows differently I would be interested to know the truth.

Thanks as always for your comments and for looking.

Matt

ps I meant to add that I had a play with some toning effects, please tell me what you think.

Tags: General Cottage Architecture Stone Digitally manipulated Avebury Grave Cemetry Wilts

Voters: JudeC, Buffalo_Tom, Swaffs and 49 more

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Comments


JudeC 9 6 3 England
9 May 2008 7:55AM
Hi - great image - love the manipulation - Jude.

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
9 May 2008 8:05AM
Like the mood created Matt.Good one.
Tom.
Swaffs 11 10 England
9 May 2008 8:14AM
nice toning, give the shot a great mood.
Doesn't matter if your right or wrong, the picture looks right.
imagio 9 12 1 England
9 May 2008 8:17AM
The toning adds to the mood of the place Matt..

Bernie
MandsH 9 England
9 May 2008 8:24AM
Toning makes this shot very effective
Mandy
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
9 May 2008 8:27AM
Well done Matt. Clever work.
Dennis
User_Removed Junior Member 9 16 England
9 May 2008 8:30AM
Nice work Matt
Andrew
9 May 2008 8:42AM
Great shot Mr Brown Senior. You have probably poached your pigeon with this one. If we do go out again this Sunday, there will be even more unsucessful shots to trawl through. Hoorah.
Haydn
Very well done. A great image. JNC
9 May 2008 8:57AM
like the desat. here : suits the subject
a lovely cottage... well situated ?
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
9 May 2008 9:20AM
Toning looks fine to me .Not ''overcooked''. Good comp' with the placement of the gravestones.An image to die for here Matt.
Mick.
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
9 May 2008 9:43AM
Pleasant for looking and contemplating of eternity
Cheers
george
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
9 May 2008 10:04AM
Moody and interesting.

Ken
Herge88 9 40 4 England
9 May 2008 10:22AM
Nice one Mick, I actually laughed at that, but I am in grave danger of being told off for not working.

Matt
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1427 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 11:30AM
Good composition, the gravestones seem to dominate the cottage. The toning is interesting, I think I'd like to see the grass a bit greyer.
Loved your lesser spotted woolybill comment.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 11:36AM
This evokes the name of Thomas Hardy for me; wrong county, but only by a whisker. I can't even say why for certain, but it may have something to do with the cottage, the retreating green tone and the reminder that the grave is never far away. The colour certainly has echoes of early 20th century processes; the composition has strong verticals (gravestones, chimney stacks etc); very satisfying.

Regards
Bill
9 May 2008 12:06PM
cute little cottage nice capture Dawn ps those bugs are reaaly bright
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
9 May 2008 3:20PM
What a moody image full of great tones, well done.
Bob
9 May 2008 3:58PM
Great tones, lovely image.
Artois 9 405 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 4:01PM
good composition
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
9 May 2008 5:24PM
I like this toning

Peter
nickyv32 8 135 England
9 May 2008 7:09PM
Glad to be No 30. the colouring gives it quite a spooky look, great shot.

Nicky
9 May 2008 7:49PM
This has an appropriate gloomy feel to it, an atmosphere entirely relevant to the subject Mick.

Mike
9 May 2008 9:40PM
I think the toning works well here, great capture.
Alex
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
9 May 2008 9:54PM
Well seen and taken .

Rock
rmr 8 1 Wales
9 May 2008 9:57PM
super mono and well framed
mark
derekv 8 3 England
9 May 2008 10:38PM
Excellent shot, Matt, superb composition.
Derek
proz 11 205 United States
10 May 2008 2:33AM
good shot Matt, well composed and works a treat in mono.
10 May 2008 10:06AM
My pleasure to be 40 sir
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
10 May 2008 11:49AM
Lovely toned image. - gary
gerrymac 8 10 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 2:20PM
Nice image the tone looks good
Gerry
JimV 9 6 3 Canada
11 May 2008 2:31AM
Looks good to me Matt, and the cottage was definitely worthy of a shot, like how you've composed it with the headstone in the foreground.
Rgds., Jim
Milla 8 7 2 United Kingdom
11 May 2008 9:20AM
Oh, I love the mood you've created here, it feel so perfect! Spot on capture and processing.
TyChee Plus
11 273 1 United States
12 May 2008 3:42PM
Excellent treatment here.
Ty

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