Saturday, March 21, 2009

Garden for the Departed





Evening light catching the leaves, the amazing colours of a soft northern autumn... I say soft, it was pretty cold. The amazing symmetry of the vertical poplar tree leant itself to the scultpured landscapes that were all the rage in Georgian times, and which have 'grown in' over the last 200 years to be characteristic of the English garden landscape. They also make photographic grist as surely as they were meant to engage the eye in person, and to see the range of colours in leaves and sky begged the scene to be preserved digitally. This is Oxbridge Lane Cemetery, Stockton-on-Tees, Yorkshire, in November, 2006, and the time is no later than 3pm. The days are short at that time of year. The frame was slightly enhanced, sharpened and the colour and contrast brought up subtly. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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