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St.Mary's Churchyard, Lindisfarne

This picture was taken in the churchyard of St.Mary's, the church I have featured for the last three days on the island of Lindisfarne off the Northumberland coast.

I particularly liked this quite ornate mausoleum against the churchyard wall, and behind you can just make out the coastline on the far side of the sands that you cross on the causeway to get to the island.

St.Mary's Churchyard, Lindisfarne

This picture was taken in the churchyard of St.Mary's, the church I have featured for the last three days on the island of Lindisfarne off the Northumberland coast.

I particularly liked this quite ornate mausoleum against the churchyard wall, and behind you can just make out the coastline on the far side of the sands that you cross on the causeway to get to the island.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Oct 2009, 01:17
Looks like a fine verandah where the owner could rest back in a deck chair on a sunny afternoon and sip a cold one while taking in the gorgeous cloudscape.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does ray, better than laying six feet under I would think smile
  • Eric
  • United States
  • 1 Oct 2009, 02:22
You have a great eye for landscape, I enjoy all of them! Do you do much messing around with HDR? Some of your pictures seem to me like you have used a bit of it in them, but in others they don't. If you haven't, I would encourage you to give the technique a try. With your already keen eye, I'm sure you would get great results!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment Eric. I don't use HDR as such but have purchased a plug-in called Topaz. It has quite a few presets which give all sorts of effects, including HDR. I usually pick one of those as a starter according to the image and then adjust the sliders until I am happy. Some images I leave alone as you have found. you can learn more about Topaz at http://www.topazlabs.com/ if you are interested.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2009, 07:17
This is lovely Brian: I've just got to go there one day
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I trust you mean you will go as a visitor only smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Oct 2009, 08:07
Fantastic Mausoleum Brian, did you happen to get the age of it
Brian Walbey: I didn't think to look for the age Tony, time was a bit short so I just grabbed a few shots.
I don't remember this from my visits. Great picture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
Looks peaceful and quiet - as a churchyard should be. I like that mauseleum, and the landscape behind it.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely spot Sheila. Behind me though were the "great unwashed" as Alan likes to call them by the dozen.
It is both beautiful and desolate here.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chad, and no doubt very quiet once the visitors have gone home.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Oct 2009, 12:04
Its rather large
Brian Walbey: Perhaps it was a big person vintage grin
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 1 Oct 2009, 12:29
Your treatment makes it look even more "antique".
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, it has had just a touch of Topaz in the processing.
I trust it was quiet there now that the season has gone by. Lovely image Brian.
Brian Walbey: Well it was busy at the time Ron, there were loads of people behind me but I bet it is quiter later in the season.
"Zombieland" . . . cool
Great shot
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Not somewhere to hang around about midnight Rob! Thanks for your comment.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Oct 2009, 21:51
Oh, a wonderful view, a beautiful sky, some fine, old headstones, and an interesting building/gravetemple for a rich/respected family (?)- a feel of quietness and rest! I like to go across such a churchyard, to read some inscriptions, and to think about the limits of our life!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, I get the feeling you would like to visit this place given the chance.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2009, 22:55
What a wonderful structure Brian and a great backdrop too.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ingrid.
I love the tones in this very much. I've seen this fine structure but never good a good a shot as this.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, that's a very nice comment for you to make.

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