Good Morning Everyone,
My photograph shows a signpost which reminded me very much of the Roman God Janus.
Janus was the God of transition, the God associated with the transition from old to new.
He was a double headed God. One head looked back into the old year, whilst the other head looked forward into the new year.
In the same way, this signpost indicated the old path we had just travelled or the new path that we would take.
Going forward, I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year', Bev :-)
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Nicou (141078) 2013-12-31 1:20
Avec l'église en fond quelle vue sueprbe ce panneau indicatif tout gris en bois usés merveilleux et ce bleu des inscriptions splendide vue dans le ciel bleu pur.
bonne année 2014, tous mes vœux.
colibriav (2176) 2013-12-31 1:43
Bella toma para despedir el año
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-31 2:22
Nice symbolism chosen to usher in the New Year and that too with a grand backdrop. I like your chosen POV and the composition. Great colors, light and clarity as well.
Thanks for sharing.
Wish you a very happy and prosperous 2014!
rbassin (22715) 2013-12-31 2:41
Une très belle prise de vue, d'une expression symbolique pour ce passage à 2014
Une bonne année 2014
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-31 2:57
like this! A thought provoking commentary to accompany this wonderful shot. A gloriously captivating setting and a superbly detailed image. Full of symbolism and real beauty. Well done - so creative!
All the very, very best for 2014 - B.
npecanhuk (75026) 2013-12-31 3:19
Interesting picture for this day!
I really enjoyed your idea and your work, with special regards to the vertical format, composition and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
A very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!
lousat (90594) 2013-12-31 3:23
Hi Bev,very interesting post to end the 2013's gallery,nice and original composition and the usual top quality of details and colors,I wish you all the best for the new year to you and your family and thanks.Luciano
annjackman (21893) 2013-12-31 4:05
As a rambler I always appreciate good, clear signposts! So often they are falling down or covered by bushes and trees. Very well photographed against the clear, blue sky and the churchyard.
Very happy new year to you and Len.
cornejo (41645) 2013-12-31 4:13
Hi Bev, interesting composition to send a nice message, beautifully captured in this good and interesting photograph. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. A good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Sergiom (78425) 2013-12-31 5:46
Je crois que je tournerais. Je ne sais pas si ce serait vers la droite ou la gauche, mais je n'ai pas envie de me retrouver au cimetière même si la vue semble bien belle.
Bonne et heureuse année 2014
tyro (24582) 2013-12-31 6:16
An interesting note and one which clearly informs me that its author has a classical education! And a fine and appropriate picture to accompany it too.
This is a very well composed shot with incredible depth of field - everything from the close signpost to the horizon is in sharp focus. We see just enough of the little church and the graveyard as we peer over the wall and see the distant view beyond.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Best Wishes to you and Len and family for the month of Janus and the rest of 2014!
Corry (4508) 2013-12-31 7:25
Bon choix de photo pour la circonstance. J'aime beaucoup la note qui l'accompagne. BONNE ANNÉE 2014.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-12-31 7:33
Yes Bev.... a time to look back but also a time to look forward and to take a confident step into the future. May your pathways be smooth and the views enchanting! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (30976) 2013-12-31 8:09
A perfect day to speak of Janus, and your sign did make me smile, its so well timed! And one thing that grabs me here too, is that we can choose to look back, or look forward...but in the background, the ultimate fate for all. A thought provoking shot, I like this a lot. And of course it has a blue sky and beautiful church, so lots of things that keep me happy :)
I wish you the very best of everything in 2014, its been a pleasure viewing your work in the year past.
ikeharel (70589) 2013-12-31 8:18
You can't get lost with this kind of a sign, Bevely, always get you to some point. And yet, behind it - there is a place of no return... I don't know why - but this sign kept me smiling while writing this.
Superb clarity and light applied.
All the best wishes, and happy new year, my dear friend.
mkamionka (36250) 2014-01-01 2:13
a nice philosophically charged note :)
Great use of the sign as a foreground with lovely church and a spectacular view opening behind. You had a great weather over there with amazing blue sky.
Beautiful place and attractive presentation.
Have a great New Year, full of attractive photo opportunities,
zoomer (6) 2014-01-01 13:07
Love the humor that sign brings to this somber place.Great light and details and color.All the best for the new year,Wolf.
jcpix (13916) 2014-01-05 18:39
What a fun and different way to mark the new year, I really like your concept here, smart thinking! :) Sorry it's taken me so long to reply, I'm only now starting to come out of my flu funk!? I hope you had a wonderful and merry holiday season, and I wish you and yours the very best for 2014.
An abundance of blue sky always feels to warm the senses, even if it really is cold outside. :) Good thinking to fill it with the sign post, but still allowing plenty as a backdrop in contrast. This is a nice view beyond, looks quite serene and peaceful, fitting for a final resting place. Looking forward to another through your lens. Take good care.
adores (45219) 2014-01-06 15:18
A well thought composition and a good note. Seems a good shot to finish the year. A like the arrows indicating both directions and then the background, with the church and the tombstones, so close to the sea. A good shot!
Have a great New Year!
macjake (67532) 2014-01-06 15:54
well, this is one of the more unique Happy New Year postings i've seen on TE!
very cool and creative way to look into the future or the past and reflect.
the cemetery looks fantastic too, i bet it looks great at night or in the evening...any ghosts? :)
Happy New Year to you as well
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-07 11:12
anche questa ripresa del sito proposto nella foto precedente si fa apprezzare pe la bella luce, il soggetto particolarmente suggestivo e la nitidezza.
Una bella escursione che ha fruttato un bel reportage fotografico.
Ciao e buona serata
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (38371)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-22
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-31 0:33