A Gravestone in St. Michael's churchyard, Charleston, South Carolina

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  1. dinodan

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    Charleston is my home, and I especially love to visit the old city with its churches and graveyards. This headstone caught my eye one day, both for the way it glowed in the afternoon sunlight and for the poignancy of its weathered inscription, dedicated to this long departed individual who died young:

    Sacred
    to the memory
    of
    MARTIN MOULT
    a native of
    Manchester, England
    who died March 2nd, 1827
    aged 38 years
    He was esteemed
    & respected by a numerous
    circle of Friends​

    Shot on Plus X. Nikon FE2 w/ Voigtlander Color-Skopar 50mm 1:2.8 & orange filter.​

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    Very nice image..What time of the day was this shot? I am wondering if later in the day would have produced some more dramatic light and shadow.

    BTW..It is poignant ..and my husband is from Manchester ,UK too.
     
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    Thank you. It was fairly late in the day (around 3:30 or so, and just this month), but I do plan to go back and try different lighting situations. Interestingly, the inscription is easier to read in the photo than in real life most of the time. I had it about 99% deciphered, so I Googled "Martin Moult", and lo and behold, up came an old book from 1906 with transcriptions of every grave in the church. Amazing!
     

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