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Keith Burton


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Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light
I took this poignant image in my local cemetery yesterday afternoon. The light was quite harsh and I considered lightening up the shadows but eventually decided to leave them quite dark. Although I'm not religious I quite like visiting cemeteries - they are usually very peaceful places. Our one is quite old and part of it is now managed as a wildflower meadow. I got quite a few images I was happy with including some Fungi, one of which I've posted along with this one.

Special K, Berny, Colin Ashcroft, Annemarie and 16 other people have particularly liked this photo


20 comments - The latest ones
 Proxar
Proxar club
Well composed and captured!
13 months ago.
 Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific
You captured the cycles of life/ death and day/ night, of nature and the universe very well Keith! How are things?
13 months ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Schitterende opname,Keith.
Hartelijke groeten.........Frans.
13 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Lovely backlit image.
13 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Lovely capture.
Have a great Sunday ;-)
13 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
A wonderful interplay of light and shadow.
13 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
You have captured this great in your own way Keith. Love the cross shadow here and in fact the high contrast colours all seem to add to the overall flavour. - I quite agree with you re cemeteries being tranquil places of peace and often wonderful light and so I often visit our local ones including one quite close with the ashes of my parents, overlooked by large trees, full of shadows and character. In late Autumn and Winter, these are fantastic places to venture into in the early morning when patches of mist are lit up by the sun causing wonderful beams.

Regards, Herb
13 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
The light is stunning and the shadow of the cross. Fife has some lovely old graveyards and like you I enjoy wandering round. We go in for quite a lot of skull and crossbone decoration in the older ones though which is not to everyone's taste.
13 months ago.
 Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11 club
La simplicité du décor et un beau jeu d'ombres et de lumière donnent toute la force à l'image...
13 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Sometimes what you originally get is the best Keith, as in this case. It looks so beautiful with the shadow of the cross. I am not religious either, but I do like cemeteries. We can learn so much from the writing on the older stones. Your picture here does evoke a feeling of sadness....someone's loved one.
13 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A very moving image really well captured Keith, the harsh light and strong shadows are perfect for the image and help to highlight the simple cross,
An image to remember without doubt.
13 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
It's perfect the way it is, because that's life: part light, part darkness. I, too, like cemeteries and am not religious (despite my upbringing). However, that doesn't men I don't feel spirits and powers higher than my own, especially in a peaceful place.
13 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
beau jeu d'ombres et de lumière ... C'est touchant cette croix de bois toute simple
13 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Terrific Keith The Shadow and the colorcontrast are TOP
13 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
13 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Thank you all so much for your generous comments..................I'm really pleased you like this image.
13 months ago.
 Jean Paul Capdeville
Jean Paul Capdeville club
Comme la précédente, cette belle photo invite à la méditation. Vous n'êtes pas religieux dites vous mais peut être êtes vous agnostique ? Amitiés. Jean paul
13 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Jean Paul Capdeville club
Definitely atheist Jean Paul :-) I just appreciate beauty wherever I find it. Although I'm not religious, I always try and respect other people beliefs.

Glad you like the image and thanks for stopping by!
13 months ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
that works brilliantly well composed Keith
13 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Colin Ashcroft club
Thanks Colin...........you're very kind.
13 months ago.

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