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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.


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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JudeC 10 6 3 England
9 May 2008 7:55AM
Hi - great image - love the manipulation - Jude.

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
9 May 2008 8:05AM
Like the mood created Matt.Good one.
Swaffs 13 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 11 12 1 England
9 May 2008 8:17AM
The toning adds to the mood of the place Matt..

MandsH 11 England
9 May 2008 8:24AM
Toning makes this shot very effective
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
9 May 2008 8:27AM
Well done Matt. Clever work.
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
9 May 2008 8:30AM
Nice work Matt
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.
Very well done. A great image. JNC
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
9 May 2008 8:57AM
like the desat. here : suits the subject
a lovely cottage... well situated ?
mikbee 10 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.
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
9 May 2008 9:43AM
Pleasant for looking and contemplating of eternity
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 10:04AM
Moody and interesting.

Herge88 10 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.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1870 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.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 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.

9 May 2008 12:06PM
cute little cottage nice capture Dawn ps those bugs are reaaly bright
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
9 May 2008 3:20PM
What a moody image full of great tones, well done.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 3:58PM
Great tones, lovely image.
Artois 11 405 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 4:01PM
good composition
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 May 2008 5:24PM
I like this toning

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
9 May 2008 7:09PM
Glad to be No 30. the colouring gives it quite a spooky look, great shot.

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

lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
9 May 2008 9:40PM
I think the toning works well here, great capture.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
9 May 2008 9:54PM
Well seen and taken .

rmr 10 1 Wales
9 May 2008 9:57PM
super mono and well framed
derekv 10 3 England
9 May 2008 10:38PM
Excellent shot, Matt, superb composition.
proz 13 205 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 10 576 13 Wales
10 May 2008 11:49AM
Lovely toned image. - gary
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 2:20PM
Nice image the tone looks good
JimV 11 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 9 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 13 275 1 United States
12 May 2008 3:42PM
Excellent treatment here.

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