Winter's Gibbet

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Standing stark on the skyline just above Elsdon village in Northumberland.
A reminder of it's grisly past, when the hardened criminal William Winter, with 2 female accomplices, did murder elderly Margaret Crozier in 1791.
This replacement gibbet stands on the moors rebuilt and moved here in 1867.
Perfect for B&W
01/05/2014 - 15:18alig
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter SpeedN/A
Focal LengthN/A


Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 17:25
Perfect indeed. You have infused the image with the required degree of menace.
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Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 22:13
Very atmospheric.
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Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 23:48
Well done! The low key monochrome is absolutely what the subject needs to create the right emotional response.


Link Posted 02/05/2014 - 03:00
Creepy, in a very nice image kinda' way. In the states we have to use hypodermic needles and gas chambers, even now. Pity. -- thanks, tg
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau


Link Posted 07/05/2014 - 12:23
Like this alot, the black and white definitley helps set the mood. - mary.


Link Posted 07/10/2014 - 15:09
Great image - I remember riding up that hill towards the end of a 200km audax in May - rather foreboding. Great image. The GR seems to do very well with b&w
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