This photo was taken two Christmases ago on the island of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) in North Wales. The island saw the last stand of the Celtic druids, who were defeated there during the Roman conquest of Britain. This edited image, with the faint glow of light around the dark silhouette, suggests to me the lingering Celtic spirit – quiescent and contained now, but still purposeful.
Inspired by Paula’s request for quiet. For more hushed compositions in black & white please visit her blog at Lost in Translation
Related: For more of the Druid’s last battle see my earlier post Island of Old Ghosts.
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33 thoughts on “Sarah by the Sea ~ Black & White Sunday”
Hushed, evocative, and lovely, Tish.
Diolch yn fawr iawn – as they say in Wales – many thanks, Janet.
Powerful and beautiful! The faint glow is real?
Yes, it appeared as I was altering the exposure in editing mode. I didn’t add it 🙂
Thank you dear Tish. I like the evocative mood in the photo and this glow around the figure. Who is Sarah? Shall we play some music by Enya with this one?
Enya sounds just right. Sarah is our lovely niece.
A magical image!
Pensive and tranquilizing all at once…
That glow is so understated and magical I wouldn’t have noticed it had you not pointed it out. You’re helping me develop an appreciation of photography now. Get it: “‘develop’ an appreciation…” oh sorry. Drink more coffee, Bill.
Trouble is I’m getting a bit OCD about it myself, and we both know writers already OD in that department. But I’m glad you like looking at my pix, Bill.
I like this very much Tish – very Ingmar Bergman.
Now that is a very big compliment. A sort of nouveau Seventh Seal ?
Very atmospheric – love it!
Thanks, Debbie 🙂
This so speaks to me Tish. Mystical, simple and yet a force to be reckoned are the words that sprang to mind.
You took the words right out of my mind, Hanne. I am so pleased it speaks to you with the same ones 😀
🙂 it certainly does.
Oh Sarah of the Mist, what binds thee to this land?
Thanks for the inspiration Tish. Your photo is haunting.
Am so pleased to inspire, Tracey. Thank you.
What a beautiful image..
The image is ethereal I am beginning to love B & W more and more. You’ve posted. stellar one.
Yes, I’m finding B & W quite captivating too. Glad this one hit the mark 🙂
Beautifully composed and edited! Really draws me in, makes me curious and yearning to know more!
Hi Connie. Thanks for your comment.
looks like a very deep black.
This has some mystical quality to it!
that does well for quiet. Like it
I’m going to be naughty and suggest the Dark Knight from Star Wars, Tish, but it is, in fact, your niece Sarah? Such a striking image 🙂
Niece Sarah doing a Darth Vader imitation – now there’s a thought, Jo. I think she might be up for it too. In real life she’s a chemical engineer, a petite little body who cuts big men down to size in oil refineries…:)
Well there are similarities, Tish 🙂 Good for her!