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My point of view, the flowering rhododendron and the gravestone seen in this photo, all that is hidden behind the sculpture in my last posting "River of Tears". Also it was taken a full season later in late spring. The sticky weather on that evening let the last day light come in horizontally under a deep cloud carpet which fortunately scattered the sparse light to brighten up the hole scene. Nonetheless lighting was so poor that I got only a slightly blurred image. In the size shown above it doesn't matter. After increasing the contrast and re-sizing I could even apply some sharpening. But for real prints I enhanced the picture with an oil painting effect.

Back in the late sixties I had to walk through the "Old Cemetery" on my way to school. In those days the hole area was such a green wilderness of overgrown gravestones, sometimes a haunted place - where never any bad things happened to me. Coming out of the jungle I continued my way over the top of the hill with quite unspoiled views of sun rises, rainbows, thunder storms and all other kinds of weather. Very often I was accompanied by Rolling Stones tunes of that time, freshly caught up from the radio before leaving home. That influenced me to give the photo the curious title.

Meanwhile the "Old Cemetery" is been converted into a public park. Over the years much of the greenery was removed, but there are still over 800 trees growing in the park.

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