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Tragedy?

By MalcolmS  
I took this shot principally for the light and shadows and the way in which the gravestones were packed together.

However, look at the grave in the f/g and you will see that it is for a mother and her five children, three of which died in their first year.

And we think we have it hard.

Hope you don't think it too macabre and as always it looks best large.

Tags: Photo journalism General Gravestones Howarth Landscape and travel

Voters: VintageRed, C_Daniels, stevebostock and 20 more


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VintageRed 14 15 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 6:35PM
A poignant intro and some interesting light. Nick.
phototime 14 8 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 6:42PM
The shadows and lighting on the gravestone has a great effect on the image,nice composition well taken.
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
10 Aug 2006 6:47PM
Hi Malcolm,excellent lighting and shadows,can't make out the date,if it's the 15 or 16 but isn't that about the time of the plague and the typhoid problems.I like reading things like this,tells an awful lot of history.A very poignant and interesting image.Take care.AnnSmile
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 7:22PM
Very thought provoking image Malcolm with great light and shadow.

Mark.
Pegon 15 78 1 England
10 Aug 2006 9:00PM
Well spotted and captured Malcolm,nice light.
Pete.
KBan 15 512 4 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 9:10PM
eerie shot Malc.
can't meet this weekend i'm dog sitting fr my Daughter, hope we can make it out soon!
Keith
tonymarq 15 1 United States
11 Aug 2006 1:23AM
Malcolm i like this for so many reasons and one being the repetative pattern of the head stones but all different and as you said i magnafied the inscriptions on the stone and kinda gives a sense of how far we have come in the medical profession as probably there is cures today that didn't exsist back then!

stay well
tonymarq
tags66 14 8 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 5:59AM
Nice image, very thought provoking.
Tim
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 9:14AM
Unusual subject Malcolm, the narrative and inscriptions are thought provoking, youve captured some very nice dappled light in the foreground, bringing out some super tones and texture in the headstones.
C
11 Aug 2006 11:58AM
Great contrast between colours, Top Shot.
ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2006 2:56PM
I love the light and shadows Malcolm.
Don't know if you've ever done family history, but it makes you weep, some of the things you come across. We do take our modern lives for granted and aren't we lucky really,
Chris.
Gecko 14 25 Australia
12 Aug 2006 7:36AM
Great light and shadows, like the angle. Pam
Possum Plus
14 148 England
22 Sep 2006 7:10PM
Not macabre at all, Malcolm - these are the places we find our histories. I really like this shot; the light and shadows are wonderful, and the wording is so clear. Click!
Allie

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