Berners Roding Church

03Aug

Stumped!

Stumped!

You’ll often find me scrabbling about dry stream beds on a Saturday. This one wasn’t quite as dry as it looked. I stepped into the middle of it and started sinking at a rapid rate! Still, in the middle of the “dry” stream was this old stump:

Does this win the award for least imaginative title?

This was a 9 shot HDR, processed in Photomatix with some extra On One Software juice added later, taken round the back of Berners Roding Church.


25Jul

An Homage

An Homage

“He spent fifteen years getting loaded
Fifteen years ’till his liver exploded
Now what’s Bob gonna do now that he can’t drink?”

NOFX – Bob


A couple more images taken from Berners Roding Church as it slowly crumbles into the ground.

The images in this short series are all HDR images produced using Photomatix and have also all had additional processing using On One’s Photo Tools in Photoshop.

You can see in the image above the sunlight breaking through the back wall as well as the crumbling wall and wrecked floorboards.

To the Field Day! That look such an optimistic sign in such a run down place.

Berners Roding Church To The Field Day


If you’ve been following this blog you will now know that I enjoy photographing Churches and derelict buildings…so what could be better than to find a derelict Church!

Berners Roding Church is certainly in a poor state. Rumour has it that it may be sold for residential use, though the graveyard has certainly been used relatively recently and some of the graves do appear to be tended. Inside you can see sunlight streaming in through the large cracks down the walls, the floor is exposed to the boards which are badly damaged. All that said, it does seem to be remarkably watertight!

So, a brief series of pictures from Berners Roding commences with a view through a broken window into the church:

And here we have a view of the chancel and Altar looking down the Church, the damage to the floor very clearly shown.

Berners Roding Church Chancel

More tomorrow…