Angel found in an Irish graveyard

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    My son used go to swimming lessons every Wednesday evening . I occasionally drove him there when my wife could not. The first time I drove him, I noticed a cemetery near Wicklow Town, where the swimming pool was.

    A few Wedsnesdays later I ventured in with my Canon. It was my first visit to a cemetery with a camera.
    I was almost instantly drawn to one gravestone in particular, of a cross with an angel, unlike any I have seen before or since. I had this strange feeling that I had seen it before, or maybe that it had been waiting for me a long time to find it. It's sad & sublime expression moved me, against all rational sense.

    I kept going back maybe one Wednesday every month for a few minutes or so & each time I was sure that was it, that I could'nt possibly get anymore from it, that I'd used up all the angels angles, the set was now complete...until the next time.

    This gravestone depicts, to the best of my knowledge, the angel called Michael...

    This Angel looks over the grave of one Jane Nolan, of Wicklow Town, who died on January 4th who's memory this set is dedicated. May she rest in Peace.

    Michael (Hebrew מיכאל: Micha'el or Mîkhā’ēl; Greek Μιχαήλ; Latin Michael or Míchaël) is an archangel

    For my flickr friend Paula Anddrade...

    Paula's Photostream

    Jane's Angel

    Aleks Dorohovich, photogenesis ..., and 71 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. GoddessOfHellFire ages ago | reply

      sweet, very nice indeed.

    2. flickrjob ages ago | reply

      good pov and composition - bravo
      "A" Class

    3. perszi ages ago | reply

      Hi, I've chosen your photo for the competition of the week at Scientist Photographers group, you can follow the scoring in the discussion section of our group ! Good Luck!

    4. thatmjs ages ago | reply

      lovely shot... great use of shallow depth of field

      From Beautiful Universe[tag "Beautiful"]

    5. decafinata ages ago | reply

      I don't think this statue could have been photographed in any other way.

      No problems recommending you to Beautiful Universe[tag "Beautiful"]

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    7. RedMonkeyVirus [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Great photo and capture,

      From The Continuum Pool

    8. luisa brehm ages ago | reply

      your statues are always amazing, Steiner !!!

      I Think this is Art ! AWARD

    9. Eliza Beth [deleted] ages ago | reply

    10. -Steve Roe- ages ago | reply

      I Think this is Art ! AWARD

      Long time no see - great image -love the lichen(?) - done a fine job of catching that creamy marble tone.

    11. -Steve Roe- ages ago | reply

      This Masterpiece would deserve to appear in :

      " ╠Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-invited pix only╣ .

      tag with : "ArtLibre" and consider to join us :o)

      "When I photograph, what I'm really doing is seeking answers to things."

      [Wynn Bullock] - American photographer
      Originally posted

    12. 116 months ago | reply

      Good capture. I like the depth of field.

    13. -Steve Roe- 113 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Tate Gallery (invites only), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    14. *F~ 93 months ago | reply

      May God or Truth bless the day you find this statue. Steiner.
      kind regards.

    15. sensaos 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cemeteries of the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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