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02/09/2007 In the graveyard
02-SEP-2007

02/09/2007 In the graveyard

St. Andrew's Church (Old), North Berwick

The normal conundrum - b&w or colour... (i'm set on the b&w)



"In the late sixteenth century the town gained unwelcome notoriety as a result of the North Berwick witch trials. This was primarily the culmination of the events of Halloween 1590 when the North Berwick witches danced through the ecclesiastical remains of St. Andrews church. This was apparently to conjure up evil against King James VI who was returning home from Denmark with his bride, Anne. The devil appeared and ordered them to raise a storm to destroy the king. Wax images had been moulded and other attempts made to harm him with magic. During the Witches Sabbath, the graves in the old cemetery were robbed for 'magical cookery' while a cat was baptised and thrown into the sea."


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Guest 28-Jun-2011 20:28
Black & White definitely - much more drama. My personal opinion is that the image loses something in colour. Just my opinion tho
Daniel Last16-Nov-2007 21:35
I like the b&w... It just fits better.... ( especially after reading your short history lesson... egad! )
Enny28-Sep-2007 15:08
excelelnt, dramatic, love it.
Guest 27-Sep-2007 23:37
Great image. I like the color one too, but the b&w is definitely more dramatic. Well done!