Sunday, 3 November 2013

A rather pleasant gravestone

Exploration Travel Magazine had a photo contest last month. In line with the spirit of the season, it was a cemetery theme. I lost. You can see the lovely photo by the winner here. I can't feel bad losing to that photo, it's great!

My photo shows the graveyard at Escomb Anglo-Saxon Church near Durham in northern England. Click the link for an article I wrote about it. Escomb is England's oldest Anglo-Saxon church, dating to around 670-690. Of course these graves are much more recent, 17th-19th century if I recall. I love how that plant is coming up through the broken tomb. Life sprouting from death!

The magazine has regular photo contests if you're interested. This month's theme is beaches. I'm not much of a beach person so I'll have to dig deep through my archives if I'm going to be a contender.

2 comments:

Sioux said...

Sean--At least you were a contender. For photography not being your number # artform, I think you took a great photo.

That broken tomb almost looks like a type of chaise lounge. A chaise lounge in a cemetery...THAT would make an interesting story...;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Life springing from death. I think yours is a cool shot.

Looking for more from Sean McLachlan? He also hangs out on the Civil War Horror blog, where he focuses on Civil War and Wild West history.

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