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

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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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