A Grave of an Unknown Sailor

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Comments (7)

Steven Stoddart on July 12, 2011

This is a remarkable place. Situated high on a hill with half of the Graveyard overlooking Loch a Chumhainn and the other half having a view of a forrest that carries on up the side of the mountain.

As I walked in, I saw this headstone and so moved by it. "A Sailor" is all it said.. and a date when he was found - November 1940. At the bottom of the head stone, it also said "Known unto God"...

There were 5 other graves here for sailors... all casualties of the second World War... and only one had a name...

It is is such a peaceful spot... one, I hope, that would have been to the liking of those at rest here...

Henry Scoggin on July 14, 2011

Great composition on this Peaceful old cemetery. It looks like it was taken with black and white infrared film.

Have a great evening, henry

Steven Stoddart on July 14, 2011

Greetings Henry!! Spot on with the IR reference... Thanks for stopping by and for appreciating this shot... It is a remarkable place... for it location as well as for those who are at rest here.



francescocalzolari on August 21, 2011

With respect to look at this excellent B / W. Hello from Francesco

RezaSamami on August 28, 2011

Fantastic!..........Like...........Beast Wishes

yuk. on August 30, 2011

Hi Steve,

incredible shot and Your short story seems to be the introduction to a tale of pirates .....


★☆ YS nr 1 ☆★

|------► yuk ! ◄------|

Steven Stoddart on August 31, 2011

Greetings Francesco - Thank you for your visit and kind words :-)



Hello Amoot - Thanks for your visit and like :-) Both are appreciated..



Hello Yuk :-) The sea has claimed many lives over the years... I am sure a good number of them were claimed by pirates :-(

Thanks for the YS...



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 12, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Steven Stoddart
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2011/07/11 14:34:17
    • Exposure: 0.040s (1/25)
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100