Margaret, Henry, Joseph and William

By mrswoolybill
Second of two uploads from Ryton churchyard. I was interested in the way that the dappled light broke up the shapes of the gravestones.
As with last Saturday's upload I am showing two versions - this time I'm leading with coarse grain, the version has its original fine grain. In this instance I prefer the effect of coarser grain particularly in the foreground.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Graveyard Black and white Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel Ryton Saturday shadows

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Comments


jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
1 May 2021 7:50AM
Yes the coarser grain give some age and texture to the headstones. Nice dappled shadows too.
James
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
1 May 2021 8:12AM
The coarser look matches better with the state of the stone.
Again, it is the light which is the main aspect of the scene.
1 May 2021 8:34AM
Fantastic shadows and the angles are perfect!
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
1 May 2021 8:36AM
The lead for me, Moira.

Ken.
1 May 2021 9:01AM
dappled light well seen and beautifully handled..
and yes, the lead has the edge over the version
1 May 2021 9:27AM
Two very interesting versions, Moira each with their own merit and point of interest.

JohnSmile
1 May 2021 9:30AM
I'm beginning to wonder if your preoccupation with graveyards indicates a death wish?
As Samuel Johnson famously remarked, "When a woman is tired of Prudhoe, she is tired of life."

( Comparing the two versions, a slight preference for the lead. )
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2021 10:11AM
Square format works for this splendid composition. I do like a wee bit of grain in black and white - not a great difference between the two versions - a slight preference for the lead. Nice work Moira.
Alfie
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
1 May 2021 10:28AM
I feel the coarse grain complements the subject, with a feeling of decay and neglect.
Ian
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
1 May 2021 10:32AM
Nothing wrong with a bit of coarse grain whether B/W or mustard Moira! In this case your lead image cuts the mustard for me!

Have a lovely day at Beamish.

Kath
mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
1 May 2021 10:52AM
Very nice Moira. wonderful shadows and tones. Perfect for today.
Lovely POV, tone & shadow Moira
1 May 2021 11:20AM
The grainy one just makes it for me
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
1 May 2021 12:09PM
Plenty to read on that gravestone! 😃 Have to go for the lead as my fave of the two 👍
Trev 😀
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
1 May 2021 1:41PM
Excellent lead with these impressive images Moira
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
1 May 2021 3:19PM

Quote:I'm beginning to wonder if your preoccupation with graveyards indicates a death wish?
As Samuel Johnson famously remarked, "When a woman is tired of Prudhoe, she is tired of life."


Graveyards tell stories, connect us to the foreign country that is the past.
Thanks folks. It's a Bank Holiday weekend so we have a hailstorm...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
1 May 2021 6:35PM
Thanks Ollie for the UA!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
1 May 2021 11:40PM
Lovely light and shadows in this scene. Do prefer the grittier one.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
2 May 2021 7:49AM
Thanks again everyone, I seem to have got the order of the upload right.
And thanks Viola for the UA.
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
4 May 2021 11:30AM
it is not just a fine capture of the shadows on the stones but also on the letters on the stone.
well seen.
robert

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