Church cleaning

A grave stone is a useful bike prop sometimes! I'm sure these old folks in these graves won't mind my bike leaning on their resting place!

Rather gloomy & im not a natural black & white lover but thought it a change, not sure if it works!

I have a far nicer one of summer flowers but that's tomorrow's, trying to ring the changes plus it's a diary photo.

Three good things:
1. First time on my bike for eighteen months! A bit wobbly going over our dangerous hill but only two cars passed me.
2. After our cleaning stint we retired to the Courtyard cafe for coffee & chat.
3. Just checked out air flights to NZ & pleasantly surprised how low they were!
Looks awesome in B&W!
posted September 20th, 2016  
I like your b&w but now I'm wondering what colour is your bike!!
posted September 20th, 2016  
@quietpurplehaze Silver Hazel!
posted September 20th, 2016  
Works well in b/w
posted September 20th, 2016  
Very effective in b and w. So many different shapes and sizes of tombstones.
posted September 20th, 2016  
I hope no one got up from their resting place and rode off on your bike !! hee hee !! I am not a lover of B/W but it seems very suitable for this scene , Pat
posted September 20th, 2016  
@beryl He ha Beryl, I might have come out & the bike gone, I bet they were all tempted to have a whirl!
posted September 20th, 2016  
Great B&W shot. Good for you getting back on the bike. Best book those tickets while the price is right.
posted September 20th, 2016  
Great shot! Get the tickets booked, be good to catch up again!
posted September 20th, 2016  
@alinz @julzmaioro Just have to check dates suit everyone then I will book. Coming on my own this time but will be spending more time round Taupo area possibly! Probably have a week up your way at the beginning so can arrange something hopefully!
posted September 20th, 2016  
Great shot.
posted September 20th, 2016  
bep
Nice B&W shot.
posted September 20th, 2016  
Looks like the opening scene of a Miss Marple of something similar! Tells a story! Love it!
posted September 20th, 2016  
It should have the right music for this - something moody and eerie! The bike is a good one - you can bike to a cafe for coffee?
posted September 20th, 2016  
Like the b&w with all the shades of gray.
posted September 20th, 2016  
I really like this.. so atmospheric..love the centering of the bike and the cross on the tombstone..its like a past and present pic.. its the bike just leaning there...
posted September 20th, 2016  
@maggiemae Yes I can Maggie, it's about a mile away but the main road is a bit dodgy going up that hill if you remember. Once I get over that I just cycle on the footpath. Takes me just short of ten minutes.
posted September 20th, 2016  
@brennieb The bike is just propped up,on the graves, didn't think they would mind!
posted September 20th, 2016  
great atmosphere. Youre lucky to be able to bike around. We have too many hills around us and I could never be bothered to put the bike in the car and drive somewhere.
posted September 21st, 2016  
Looks good in b&w a lovely spot for both the 'inmates' and your bike.
posted September 21st, 2016  
I think you did very well with B&W - lots of details and contrasts. Like you, I'm not keen on B&W but figured it is a good exercise for composition since all colour is eliminated.
posted September 21st, 2016  
Wonderful B&W!
posted September 21st, 2016  
nice in monochrome ...
posted September 21st, 2016  
Wonderful composition and b and w...might like the shadows brought up just a tad if it were mine
posted September 21st, 2016  
Nicely composed. Great tones.
posted September 21st, 2016  
@happypat

VERY smart!
posted September 21st, 2016  
Works very well
posted September 21st, 2016  
This is a great B&W shot Pat. I really like stand it's a good subject choice for B&W. Fav
posted September 21st, 2016  
Ditto above comments, great in the b&w. Good for you getting out on it.
posted September 21st, 2016  
So it's a bike rest as well.
posted September 21st, 2016  
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