I find this to be a very sad and at the same time a gentle and heart warming image.
Yes it is a very old and worn away tombstone, it is so old and neglected and weather worn in fact, that all the words like the memories of the person buried there, have long since faded away.
The reason I find it both sad and heart warming, is because the story it tells to me, is that even though this grave still holds the remains of someone who was once loved and very dear to their family, that over the passage of time the grave has become neglected. No one comes to the grave anymore, no family visits, no flowers and no mourning for the life of the person buried there. In fact no one even knows who is buried there anymore, it's as if they never existed, just vanished with the passing of time. Yet heart warming because mother nature still brings flowers and tends the grave and gives comfort to the remains and will never forget.
Yes for some reason, this image seems to have uncovered the emotional female side of me (put me in touch with my feminie side I meant to say here and as the popular saying goes
- and as I also mentioned in another thread, this is the type of stuff/nonsense that goes through my head when I am working a scene. Who said you have to put something of yourself into the photograph? Well that is what I put into this one - it may be miles away from the reality, but that is what this image says to me and the emotion I was trying to capture when I created it.