Angels of the Resurrection, probably one of my favourite photographic subjects. These angels are found in older cemeteries throughout the country. They belong to an art form that has now almost ceased to exist. Before the days of height restrictions in cemeteries and graveyards for monuments, the Monumental Stonemason would have created these structures for the more affluent members of society. There are a number of motifs that are common to the monuments, a hand pointing upwards, and angel praying and in this case a trumpet.
A fairly narrow depth of field has been used to render the background to in a series of abstract shapes, whilst keeping the monument sharp. This photograph was taken a number of years ago with a Canon 300D Digital camera. This was my first “serious” digital camera and although it had a number of limitations it was capable of producing some amazing images.
The image was originally shot in colour, and was converted to mono using photoshop.