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The Awaiting Angel


For years now I have been driving past Ainsdale Cemetery in Southport and seeing many magnificent monuments from the road, so the other day I decided to stop, with camera in hand ready. The array of memorials and monuments was outstanding, all clean and bright in the sunshine.

There were quite a few angel monuments, I was taken with the pose of this one, she looks like she has been waiting for some time for something to happen, so a bit of distressing to go with the pose and the end result may be seen in sepia.

The Awaiting Angel


For years now I have been driving past Ainsdale Cemetery in Southport and seeing many magnificent monuments from the road, so the other day I decided to stop, with camera in hand ready. The array of memorials and monuments was outstanding, all clean and bright in the sunshine.

There were quite a few angel monuments, I was taken with the pose of this one, she looks like she has been waiting for some time for something to happen, so a bit of distressing to go with the pose and the end result may be seen in sepia.

comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jul 2009, 01:30
Your distressing has certainly worked alright!
Les Auld: Thanks Chris.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Jul 2009, 04:07
Love your processing Les
Les Auld: Thanks Zed smile
  • Kay
  • Portland OR
  • 11 Jul 2009, 04:53
Les, they were waiting for you to take their picture. I love the treatment!
Les Auld: They certainly did not move away as I approached them Kay, thanks for the comment.
This treatment works well, and I find the whole picture amusing. The designer must have had a sense of humour.
Les Auld: I was surprised that there were so many different angels in the cemetery, many with what I would consider a touch of humour to them, Thanks for the comment.
Great subject Les..and the processing sets if off a treat.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron there are some interesting images to be found in cemeteries, thanks for the comment.
They really used to go to town with these monuments didn't they Les. Your treatment works very well with the subject matter.
Les Auld: They certainly did Brian, much to the benefit of photographers that came later, thanks for the comment.
I am drawn to both graveyards and distress, so works for me all ways up.
Les Auld: So am I Alistair, thanks for the comment.
She looks like she got bored of waiting ;-) Very nice treatment
Les Auld: Thanks Mark, not a lot to do in a cemetery I suppose.

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