Silence under the clouds

Gravestone in the cemetery of the Zion Union Church in Maxatawny, PA along route 222 just outside of Kutztown.  The date on this stone reads 1808 but I couldn't tell if that was the year of birth or death.  The church was built in 1890 so I'm thinking the date on the stone is probably the birth date.  

I shot this back on 9-9-2012 with the Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 14mm.   Aperture priority mode F11, ISO 100, exposure bracketed for three frames, with 1 stop variance (-1, 0, +1 EV range). Tone map post processing done with NIK HDR Efex Pro 2.  B&W/IR conversion done using onOne Software's PhotoTools 5.5.