Tynemouth Priory

By mrswoolybill
Bit of a cliché, this one, but we had a glorious sky that day.
I have more from this wonderful spot, but I'll give you a break.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Graveyard Architecture Cemetery Tynemouth Tynemouth priory Landscape and travel

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DaveRyder Plus
6 4.7k 7 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2020 7:38AM
I'm guessing 48yrs old in the 1700s' was quite old (wiki suggest average 35yrs) but it was a very different world.
Lovely photo Moira (B&W version to follow in the coming days????)

'I have more from this wonderful spot, but I'll give you a break.' - remember those heady days when you went out with a roll of 24 or 36.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2020 7:45AM

Quote:B&W version to follow in the coming days????

Sorry, no. I tried, but couldn't get the effect that I wanted on the headstone. The light patches become more intrusive in b&w. My instinct at the time was - this one needs colour.

Quote:remember those heady days when you went out with a roll of 24 or 36.

I'm still pretty economical, I tend to concentrate on a small number of subjects and obsess over them. I'll usually come back from a day out with no more than a dozen frames. Film habits die hard...
Thanks folks and good morning!
7 Aug 2020 7:51AM
Now that's something I've never seen on a headstone before... a skull and crossbones.
And the inscription strikes me as rather unusual too... "The Burial place of..."


Colour? ......Eh???

franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2020 8:05AM
Works well in colour, Moira.
7 Aug 2020 8:30AM
nice weather and i love how everything isn't straight
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
7 Aug 2020 8:33AM
Like the converging angles 😁
saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
7 Aug 2020 8:39AM
The burial place of a pirate? Hence the skull and crossbones?
The only other headstones I have seen with skull and crossbones is in the village church at Eyam - the plague village.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2020 8:41AM
There are a few skull-and-crossbones gravestones around if you look, I know of one in Bywell cemetery. But then there are also a few pirates around...
Thanks again folks.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2020 9:10AM
One further thought - 'average life expectancy' of 35 doesn't mean that most people died at 35. Average takes account of the high infant mortality rate - close on 40% just in the first year of life in 18th Century England. If you made it past childhood you stood a good chance of reaching relatively old age.
kaybee 16 7.4k 26 Scotland
7 Aug 2020 9:33AM
That would look great (even greater) in infrared
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
7 Aug 2020 10:18AM
Many skull & crossbones in Scotland in particular Cromarty my great grandfathers birthplace , very well composed image Moira !
7 Aug 2020 10:51AM
Lot of leaning going on and that really makes this image, Moira.


Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2020 12:10PM
Crikey....skull & crossbones....maybe he was a 'Rocker'

Come on Moira....volume up Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
7 Aug 2020 12:29PM
On viewing the skull & crossbones, was he a pirate?! 😁 I like the viewpoint and strong converging verticals 👍
I agree about film habits. When I first went digital, my brain was still in film mode for quite some time. One of the first 'digital' holidays I had was a 5 day break to Scotland, back in 2002 and I took all of 27 images! Even now, I'm picky about what I shoot (I took 23 last Friday around the Hepworth), and not willy-nilly like some of our Camera Club members, who will take hundreds just in one day! 😁
Trev 😀
mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
7 Aug 2020 12:47PM
Skull and Crossbones are fairly common in the old graveyards in Scotland---lots of pirates? Great composition and details, Moira.
When you look back at pre-digital, as for example, holiday transparencies, you were very frugal, possibly because of the cost of the film. It worked out roughly at 15p per picture and assuming they were all O'K. Often not the case!!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2020 1:02PM
Thanks again folks. Roy, I had a look at infra-red - again it was the headstone that was unsatisfactory. Thanks for the idea though.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
7 Aug 2020 2:34PM
great composition ...colour works very well
7 Aug 2020 7:40PM
I find this tombstone image interesting, looked at it quite a while.
clicknimagine Plus
10 715 101 India
9 Aug 2020 1:32PM
Beautifully composed...
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
24 Aug 2020 1:04PM
well composed
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2020 3:07PM
Welcome back, Dennis!

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