20.1.11

flight





We were walking thru Brompton Cemetary, Mr. Dot and I, and there was something about the light. I took out my camera, a bit blurred cause we were moving, but I was focused on the girl moving towards us, and all the birds on the lawn. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a runner passed by, and all the birds fled. The sound of their wings fluttering in the sky.

'Hurry up, Jill', said Mr. Dot.

14 comments:

Hannah said...

I adore the first photo, the birds are beautiful


Hannah xx

nesha said...

even though it's a cemetary, there is something about those photos that is hauntingly beautiful.

Nesha x

styleeast said...

Jill, that top picture is divine! You take your camera everywhere with you, i need to start doing that!

Good old Mr. D, another classic quote x

Style Odyssey said...

oh, i love these photos. two of my favorite visuals are birds and cemeteries. seriously. i go around photographing charleston's old graveyards when i get the chance, and sometimes the pics end up on my art blog. birds are a bit harder to photograph.
there's an edgar allan poe vibe to these photos. speaking of such things, did you know poe's birthday was yesterday, and i just found out that he spent time in the charleston area- well, actually sullivan's island, which is nearby. he even did some writing while he was in the neighborhood. anyway, bit of dark-side trivia for you. :)
xo

Pearl Westwood said...

I love birds, it makes me laugh as you could do that in Manchester and the birds they wont be going nowhere, there are fear less LOL!

Katt said...

the first photo is amazing :)
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Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

First photo is stunning.

polka dot said...

Thank you. I was only going to put up the first photo, with no words, but you know me... chatty Cathy.

Pearl I love the idea of Manchester bird with attitude. NY pigeons are a lot like that.

Stephanie: I didn't know that about Poe's birthday! I wish I could re-name this post Poe but that would be cheating.

Night night everyone: shutting this baby off and watching S&tC rerun. xx

Miki's scrapbook said...

Oh, my! Amazing shots, Jill! So many birds!

I'd never seen a cemetery like this one before. You get to see lots of tombstones in Japan, but nothing like this.

Hope you're getting ready for the weekend! ;)

Love,

Miki.

artdecodiamonds said...

What can I say the pic of the birds is fantastic!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

What a beautiful old cemetery, you were certainly in the right place at the right time to get these amazing shots:)

vagabondsolitaire said...

Wow, what atmospheric photos. What a stunning photo op you stumbled upon. Love these! =)

thingsandstuff said...

I don't know if it was because I couldn't find my glasses but when I looked at the first picture I couldn't work out what the strange flying forms were.....they almost looked like blobs of grey paint floating through the air....it was only upon closer inspection WITH glasses I realised they were pigeons...but I like both explanations...the real and the imagined :) x

The Photodiarist said...

That first shot is brilliant!