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I am sure this one will not be to every ones taste, but i feel it is in keeping with TE.Taken in the very porley named General cemetry right in the centre of the city of Nottingham,is hidden behind lots of tall walls and buildings so it seems like a seret garden. The cemetry has marker stones that ive seen dated around 1850 and some that are worn out look alot older. (for those intrested look at the web site WWW.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/bereavement ),and look at the history, it is the same place as the piece of twisted iron I posted the other day.
This slate head stone was one of the first things that I saw when entering, the site has been planted heavily with some superb trees this one is a weeping ash (fraxinus excelsior `Pendula`), it has leaned forward onto this stone.As its grown it has cracked the stone but at the same time it has surported it and grown round it and even between the split, ensuring that as long as the tree stands so will the memorial. it is to a man and his 3 young sons dated 1865, the edge is carved with leaves ever so finely worked into it.I suspect that you will be able to read the details off the stone if down loaded and enlarged I can from the original. I am going to be very cheeky and post as a workshop the whole tree so you get a feel for the context of the picture.
You may notice that even at F2.8 that the houses overlooking the site are all in focus. this is some thing I find a problem shooting in digital DOF seems very variable some times only inchs make a difference then others like this you can go to infinity like here.
Adjustments . crop to size . saturation +10 contrast +4 USM 120% X 1.9px radius X threshold 1
save to web at close to 200K as possible (TE limit)

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Additional Photos by Robert Brown (RobBrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 389 W: 57 N: 304] (1797)
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