Tilt & Shift #5 & #6
During Easter weekend I paid a visit to Lawnswood Cemetery & Crematorium in Leeds, England. My main reason for going there was to lay some flowers where my Mum’s ashes are interred but it’s also a peaceful and fascinating place to walk around.
The cemetery opened in 1875 and the crematorium in 1905 (the first outside of London). There are some extraordinary graves and memorials to the well-to-do Yorkshire folk whose remains reside there.
I took these photos of the ‘Ethel Preston’ memorial. This grade II listed structure, dating from 1911, is constructed of Italian marble and features a life-size statue standing under a classical porch, in front of partially open black marble doors, holding a bunch of flowers.
Some say she’s waiting for her husband to join her in the afterlife, as she stood waiting on their doorstep in real life many a time. Others say the door has been left ajar to allow her to travel to and fro the afterlife.
Anyway, I decided to play with tilt & shift on these photos to try and bring the statue to life.
Not literally. Obviously. Yeek!