The angel of death

By mrswoolybill
I uploaded a couple of Lensbaby shots of this grave in Brompton Cemetery last year. Since then I have been back to a more conventional image of the same subject and reworked it in Nik Silver Efex Pro, and I like the results.
Thanks for looking,

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gary_d Plus
9 576 13 Wales
18 Feb 2013 8:39AM
Its a great mono Moira with detail right through the image. - gary

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.7k 148 England
18 Feb 2013 9:07AM
The mono does reflect your title well, Moira. I remember her in her 'green' garb looking like a woodland nymph.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 9:20AM
The statue sits well among the foliage and your composition is great.
richmowil Plus
8 320 2 England
18 Feb 2013 9:23AM
Super composition - Nice Image!! I like this a lot!!
18 Feb 2013 9:25AM
Fantastic mono image
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
18 Feb 2013 9:51AM
Great tonal range and compo, a lovely mono, Moira. It speaks nothing of death to me, though. A beautiful statue of the angel.
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
18 Feb 2013 10:37AM
Excellent mono Moira.

widtink Plus
4 406 2 Scotland
18 Feb 2013 10:40AM
Lovely mono Moira Smile

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 11:18AM
A rather foreboding title one thinks, the monochrome adding to that feeling.

Regards Nathan Grin
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 11:21AM
Nicely captured and presented.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
18 Feb 2013 11:23AM
Love the way this is popping out from the hedge, good use of mono as well.

Best Matt
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 117 14 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 11:32AM
Great mono image Moira, is she about to strike you down?SmileSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1552 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 11:52AM

Quote:It speaks nothing of death to me, though. A beautiful statue of the angel.

Quote:A rather foreboding title one thinks, the monochrome adding to that feeling

Quote:Love the way this is popping out from the hedge,

Quote: is she about to strike you down?

Interesting responses. I certainly see her as an aggressor, she just needs a spear in that raised hand.
I don't follow Doctor Who, but my daughter said this reminded her of the Weeping Angels. Who I gather are not nice angels.
Thanks everyone.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
18 Feb 2013 11:58AM
I like the results too, Moira! Smile An excellent piece of mono work Wink
Trev Smile
18 Feb 2013 12:42PM
very well composed
AnneWorner Plus
9 620 43 United States
18 Feb 2013 1:47PM
Mono changes the mood of this entirely - she does look ready to do battle against evil forces.

danbrann Plus
12 636 17
18 Feb 2013 3:37PM
looking for a high five I think Moira and she gets one from me.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.3k 33 Norway
18 Feb 2013 4:10PM
About to bring her arm down, thus summoning Death. She seems suitably evil and extremely concentrated, Moira. The idea of her lurking in the bushes (though goodness knows why someone so powerful would feel the need to do so) adds to the feeling of an aggressor.

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1552 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 4:20PM
Malc, that expresses what I feel perfectly! Thanks.
Cheers, everyone,
Super composition
A great composition Moira, with excellent tonal range
Great mono Steve
18 Feb 2013 6:34PM
this is beautiful...
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 6:34PM
Certainly is a good detailed conversion, Moira. I like it a lot!
18 Feb 2013 11:35PM
Great detail nice mono work------MilkyWink
Demanding angel, Moira!SmileSmileSmileTongueTongue
The axe has vanished from her raise hand I suppose?

Tibetan 4 3 England
21 Feb 2013 3:11PM
I think she would have had a sword but it's gone, good shot and nice work like that well done Moira, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
3 Mar 2013 5:34PM
An image that packs punch Moira, it looks as though she is raising her fist in defiance or victory

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