This is a picture in the cemetery churchyard of St. James’ church in Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire, UK.
This is also an attempt to salvage a rather mediocre picture… I only found myself in the churchyard by accident, and was smitten by the light. So I took several shots without much thinking or planning, as the light was fading fast and I was feeling guilty that I really ought to be driving somewhere else by then… The results were predictably disappointing.
I have chopped and cropped and straightened and leveled and cloned and curved and sharpened and applied some selective Orton to the cross, to bring back some of the drama and the magic that my mind saw at the time. I must say that the result is growing on me…
I would be happy to hear any opinions and suggestions you may have!
Here is what the original photo looked like: