The lure of a photographic opportunity is never far behind on a misty morning. I’m lucky to live a few minutes walk from the local cemetery. The oldest part of the cemetery dates back to the 1880’s and looks fantastically eerie in the right light and mist. There are tree lined avenues, old stones, monuments and old Victoria era monuments in the oldest part of the cemetery, bent over, broken and sunk into the earth at odd angles. It really is a great place for some beautiful images.
To me cemeteries bring home my own mortality, we are here for a very brief length of time. Some longer than others. We are all on different journeys but ultimately will are all headed for the same destination.
Sunday 30th December was a beautiful calm day with excellent mid-afternoon light. Taken around 2:30pm along The Chesterfield Canal at Mill Green, back of Morrisons, Staveley Town Center and Staveley Canal Basin.
I never know what I am going to see when i walk home from work, especially during the dark nights of Winter. This image was shot at 17:00 on the 20th December 2018. the way i experience the world in a visual sense means that light plays a massive part in bringing structure the dominant images i see. Here it’s the structure in the clouds making them look angry and how the moonlight filters out of them slowly dying away towards the edges.
I thought the ambient orange glow of the streetlight complemented the glow of the moonlight perfectly. This orange glow reminds me of the Neil Young Song, “Across the Borderline.” Specifically the lyric…..
“There’s a place where I’ve been told Every street is paved with gold And it’s just across the borderline And when it’s time to take your turn Here’s a lesson that you must learn You could lose more than you’ll ever hope to find”
I think the mood of the image and song match perfectly.