Thursday, January 21, 2010

moss-gathering stones

I'm fascinated by gravestones at the moment. It's something to do with the combination of text, stone and the dynamic effects of weathering and colonisation by moss and lichen. Here's some that I photographed recently at the 13th century St Justus Church on Cornwall's Roseland peninsula, set in a semi-tropical woodland beside a tidal creek. I haven't fiddled with the colour!

1 comment:

Wigeon said...

Wonderful photos - especially the composition of your middle one. Our old kirkyard is just incredible and has led to me busying myself on mass photo shoots and paintings on the minutiae that we can so easily overlook. Hope you had a lovely time in Cornwall.