Monday, 20 June 2011

Tyne Cot

These photographs were taken by Chris when he went with his Dad to France/Belgium to see some of the war graves and battlefields from WW1.  Now Chris is no photographer and on more than one occasion I have asked him to take a photo for me and all he's managed is to take one of himself because he pointed the camera the wrong way.  So when he produced these pictures (and alot more besides) I was very pleased, especially the close up of the poppy - it's actually in focus!
The layout was done for the Play along with Scrap Factor on UKs and the brief was:- no patterned paper.  I decided to go back to basics as the photos themselves tell the story and I just added some stamped poppies.  There is journalling in the form of a pull out tag underneath the big poppy and it reads: "Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing is a burial ground for the dead of WW1 in the Ypres Salient on the western front.  The cemetery grounds were assigned to the UK in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of Belgium during the ware.  It is the largest cemetery for the Commonwealth forces in the world."


Laura said...

Ooo... very nice. Like the classicness (is that a word?!) of it.

Mini said...

That's beautiful, Susi. The poppies are amazing.
Sue x

pinksparklyscraps said...

Poppies sure are gorgeous :)
You've obviously been teaching Chris 'cos he got it right this time xx