E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Hallowe'en

Hallowe'en


Churchyard

Taken looking into a 'new' section of a very old churchyard.

I know it's an illusion, but I'm still not entirely sure how.

The picture has only been cropped, no further editing.
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Hallowe'en


Churchyard

Taken looking into a 'new' section of a very old churchyard.

I know it's an illusion, but I'm still not entirely sure how.

The picture has only been cropped, no further editing.
.

comments (10)

i have always thought it would be better to plant trees instead of gravestones. it would turn graveyards into forests, or maybe even parks.
i like the pic, by the way. happy halloween to you too.
EJWilkins: There are "woodland" burial sites where people get trees planted in their name, which suits some people. Others prefer the traditional thing
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 31 Oct 2009, 05:11
That gravestone is perfectly placed Ellie smile, even looks like a person sitting at the bench
EJWilkins: I think it must be two stones not quite lined up, because they're all "flat" like the ones in the foreground.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Oct 2009, 07:22
gravestones in the autumn at this time - it is very appropriate and rather atmospheric pic!- for me is today 'Reformation Day' and for the Catholic people 'All Saints Day' tomorrow (not 'Hallowe'en' in the modern commercial way!)- I wonder about the figure/person sitting on the bench?- and I wonder about the new looking gravestones in the foreground, but there are no flowers?
EJWilkins: Hallowe'en is/was "All Hallows' Eve", the night before All Saint's Day - 1st November. On All Saints Day evil is banished from Earth.

The picture - I took it because of what looked like a ghostly figure, which I think is a trick of the light.

The stones in foreground are quite old, made of marble so have lasted very well. Families move away, flowers get left as and when they visit the area, until nobody remembers any more. It's the way things go. There are always people visiting this churchyard though, it's well looked after too.
It's amazing the results you can sometimes get without even trying. The camera sees what is in front of it - they eye sees what the brain says is there.
So well done to your camera for this one. Very halloween.
EJWilkins: I took this picture earlier in the week, almost couldn't believe what I was seeing.
Hi Ellie! Been enjoying catching up on your archived images. You`ve been busy! Some lovely images, but I have to say that I am really loving your new lens, particularly the beautifully lit leaf. I was sorry to see that you had been struck with the dreaded `Lymes`. Hope you are feeling better now. I will have to catch up with you and your news. (:o)
EJWilkins: Good to hear from you Ros, I've been wondering how you are. smile

Mostly recovered from Lyme, thank goodness, and beginning to have fun with the camera again after a long spell in the doldrums.
That seat bit of the picture is most strange Ellie, a slight step to either side and that wouldn't have come out like that.
EJWilkins: I did step to either side, and the scene didn't change. It was most odd
It looks quite ghostly Ellie
EJWilkins: Almost like a monk, I thought
Eerie to say the least Ellie, was it well spotted or just happen chance I wonder.
EJWilkins: One of those "happenchance" things Les, and odd that the flat stones the other side of the bench appear like a person
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 31 Oct 2009, 23:11
How strange, is there someone sitting on that bench.
EJWilkins: I don't think so
That is really eerie. Have you zoomed in to see the figure close up? It really does look like a legless figure.

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