The ghosts of Christmas past 2

By mrswoolybill
From the Christmas tree created by the volunteers who have restored a local cemetery, featuring images of some of the cemetery's residents.
I'm going to take a few days break, to enjoy the real world.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Christmas Black and white Specialist and abstract Christmas tree Portraits and people Community photography

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ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
27 Dec 2021 7:51AM
Take care out there, the real World sucks at present, full of Covid.
27 Dec 2021 7:58AM
Weird. Looks like a man's face, Photoshopped on... only not very skilfully.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2021 8:00AM

Quote:Weird. Looks like a man's face, Photoshopped on... only not very skilfully.

It's a strange face, but it's the original photo. The clothing is black and the face is quite startling against it.
Edit - Original available as V2 here.
smut01 Plus
7 137 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2021 8:03AM
Hope the real world doesn't rain on you Moira .. have a nice time out there! Smile
Tony
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
27 Dec 2021 8:10AM
‘Nothing’s real outside the gates of Eden’……as Bob Dylan sang. Very evocative image Moira.

Dave 🙂
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 84 Norway
27 Dec 2021 8:41AM

Quote:Weird. Looks like a man's face, Photoshopped on... only not very skilfully.

Now I've seen it, I can't help but agree, and cannot un-see it.
leo_nid 5 12
27 Dec 2021 9:09AM
the real world .. when you're not watching
😶
James124 Plus
8 63 54 Portugal
27 Dec 2021 10:39AM
I detect a mischievous sense of humour in this lady's face.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2021 11:09AM

Quote:I detect a mischievous sense of humour in this lady's face.

That's what I see James. She's definitely in full mourning, but there's a really warm character shining through, much less stiff and formal than the other portraits used in the project. I like the fact that she's leaning her face on her hand - it's a useful technique to keep her still for a long exposure, but it gives a less formal feel.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
27 Dec 2021 12:53PM
Watch out for that nasty Covid out there in the real world, Moira 😲 Still grey, damp and dismal out there, when will it perk up? ☁☁
Trev 😀
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2021 1:15PM
We have a lot of inherited old family photos and they never cease to charm. Nice work on this Moira. Lives were hard and I love the honesty in this image. She has fine bone structure and to be fair, if many faces were seen unmade up and hair scraped back, male and female faces easily merge into one gender! Loved the Michael Jackson video where faces merged.

Enjoy your break Moira and stay safe.

Kath
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
27 Dec 2021 2:24PM
In the real world at the moment I'd rather just read a good book. Take care and stay safe Moira. Or go out early while the world is still sleeping. Might as well take your camera.
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
27 Dec 2021 2:57PM
It is a bit weird, is it a man or woman? I think, a woman in widow weeds, but looks a bit too happy?
Ian
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.1k 105 India
27 Dec 2021 3:49PM
Lovely shot Moira...
27 Dec 2021 4:04PM
Quote: "created by the volunteers who have restored a local cemetery, featuring images of some of the cemetery's residents."

A wonderfully thoughtful thing to do.

Stay safe.
A
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2021 6:19PM
Beautiful composition, content, and appeal. Brings up strong emotions Moira...
Isabel GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2021 12:50PM
What a great idea,
Ju

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