"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Far From The Madding Crowd

“Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife..
..she kept the noiseless tenor of her way.”


Words shamelessly paraphrased from: “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” by Thomas Gray (1751)
Picture taken in the churchyard of Holy Cross Basilica, Fort Cochin

6 responses

  1. A wedding? Fantastic shot beautifully edited.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    • Nad

      I can see why you thought it might be a marriage but the crowd were assembling prior to a religious procession. And that’s the reason I managed to take a picture without giving offence…
      The editing is all down to Adobe’s Light-room software for Macs!

      October 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    This picture has taken my breath away. The clarity of the main subject is extraordinary and, combined with the complementary colours of turquoise and orange, the sumptuousness of her garb is superb.

    October 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    • Thank you. It was great good fortune.
      I was snapping away with only my tiny compact camera when I noticed this strikingly beautiful young woman and hoped that I could capture something of her grace..

      October 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      • Toffeeapple

        Oh, you did that perfectly. I always think of watercolour painting as ‘happy accidents’ when a colour seeps into another – giving a whole new perspective upon hues. A similar thing as happened here and I am so pleased to have seen it.

        October 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        • Yes, I think many if not most of our creative achievements can be put down to serendipity or “happy accidents”…

          October 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

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