Gruffydd W. J., Llandeiniolen 2012

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Gruffydd W. J.,  Llandeiniolen 2012 - POET'S GRAVES - BEDDAU'R BEIRDD
Notes on W.J. Gruffydd

A lovely image captured before the rain came. The stone is the gravestone I wanted and fortune played a part having the angel beside it. The trees and church in the background frame the two stones well, a wide angle lens was used, a long exposure to show blur in the branches help with the atmospherics.

From Winter 2012 through to Spriing 2014 I visited graveyards throughout the length and breadth of Wales. Many hours were spent searching for particular gravestones, of poet's, well known and not so well known. A few were not found, mostly they were.
The project was difficult not due the hours searching but more so to finding an ordinary gravestone in a wild graveyard. So often other viewpoints of other gravestones would have made an excellent photographic record but I was forced to settle, even compromise, with my brief. Frustrating as it was, it was also made the more rewarding, my eye was forced to work harder. Fortunately these peaceful places helped with keeping the mind free of distractions.
Here are a few of the images published in the book.
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Jones David James - Gwenallt, Aberystwyth 2012

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