E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst

St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst


Spring, in an English Country Churchyard.

The old section of St Nicholas churchyard, Brockenhurst.
 
Taken last week.

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St Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst


Spring, in an English Country Churchyard.

The old section of St Nicholas churchyard, Brockenhurst.
 
Taken last week.

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comments (20)

The thumbnail made me think, ooh a halloween pic. But it isn't at all. wink It's beautiful.
EJWilkins: I'm glad you think it' sbeautiful, that means the picture tells it as it was. smile
  • chris p
  • where the clocks change to summer!
  • 25 Mar 2007, 11:21
Peaceful smile
EJWilkins: Yes, it is. smile
lovely...
EJWilkins: Thanks Sam
I guess you didn't disturb anybody smile interesting one Ellie
EJWilkins: No, I didn't disturb anybody, and didn't worry an of the people who were visiting the churchyard either smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 25 Mar 2007, 13:55
Church graveyards are one of my favorite spots to stroll through, Ellie. Peaceful, quiet, calming and so full of stories. To add spring to them is the frosting on the cake. I think the flowers remind us that there is resurrection everywhere, especially in the graveyard!
EJWilkins: Thanks Ginnie, Spring is a good time for these sort of thoughts. It's a beautiful old churchyard, and surprisingly busy with visitors too, every time I've been there there has been at least one other person with a camera.
Very poetc shot - Fine art !
The mix of these old tombstones and this brand new and colorful flowers is really a marvellous idea : Standing ovation and right to my likeys smile
Have a nice week !!
EJWilkins: Gosh, thanks Zeb. And you have a good week too. smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 25 Mar 2007, 16:03
really lovely shot ellie. my eye is drawn a little to the patch of light in the top left and would perhaps clone or crop it if it were mine.
EJWilkins: You know, I didn't really notice it, but now you mention it I think you're probably right and a lower crop might work well. Thanks Nev. smile
  • Lilith
  • 25 Mar 2007, 16:43
I like the way the tombstones are leaning, as if they were trying to escape.
EJWilkins: Perhaps towards the sun?
I like the peaceful mood in the picture and the leaning tombstones
EJWilkins: I do too Magnus, and also hope 'they' don't insist on removing those stones that are leaning. It doesn't seem right, somehow.
Nev's got a point with the patch of light though it works well even so. It's the different angles of leaning tombstones that make it for me. And like Ginnie says the flowering bulbs are icing on the cake. Lovely shot Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Jose, and I think I agree about the light, I hadn't noticed I was too bothered about getting the stones to look right and try to balance them within the picture.
This is lovely Ellie. I have a grave yard right next door but I've never ventured in, maybe its time I did. You always manage to give me ideas with your different take on things.
EJWilkins: I think you should Johnny, and if you can, talk to whoever maintains it. They'll tell you all about the interesting people who rest there.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 25 Mar 2007, 22:20
I like graveyard photography, and this is one of the reasons why. But I sometimes feel I shouldn't be doing it.

Very peaceful.
EJWilkins: I thought that the first time I visited the Old Cemetery in Southampton, but sometimes a picture is going to be the only record of how something looks, and also the only accurate record of some of the stones. As far as I know some genealogical societies are trying to photograph ageing and toppling stones before councils get them removed.
Whenever I have been to this church there has always been at least one other person with a camera, those at rest don't mind and the stones were placed for others to see, and to remember.
Very nice! The light is just wonderful and the gravestones make an interesting contrast with he flowers.
Very nice Ellie. I do like the composition !
Oh, how beautiful!
In spite of the subject, Ellie, this are wonderful. On the one hand the darkness of the bottom and ahead the colors of the spring.
I like.
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  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 27 Mar 2007, 16:42
Ellie, I adore this, so I've added it right away to my Likeys. It's a wonderfully evocative image, simultaneously conjuring up thoughts of sadness and joy. Did I mention that I ADORE it? Now I'm off to see what all those other people before me had to say.
The gorgeous new life of the flowers amid the old, tilting gravestones is marvelous. Bravo!
I really like the lighting on this. It's beautiful.
  • Ana
  • Asturias, España
  • 1 Nov 2008, 18:38
Very fhoto.

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