Church

I visited this very pretty timber church in Suffolk to photograph the outside of the building, however, the sun was directly above and in line with the church making it impossible to shoot. Fortunately the inside of the church was really quite lovely!

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Sunrise was one of those straight yellow/orange glow affairs due to the lack of any clouds in the sky this morning, so I turned 180° and photographed this pill box and the glowing sky behind me which looked a lot more interesting. Now, I have photographed this particular Pill Box (just behind the new Graveyard at the rear of Dunmow Church), but I’ve never had a strong enough photograph to publish…is it strong enough today…possibly not…but it’s the best I have 😉 and sometimes, that’s good enough.


A quick trot into Clavering Church today…I took loads of shots, but really didn’t like any of them, so you get this rather disappointing effort…


The trees completely dwarf the church – 9 shot pano – 3 shots wide, 3 shots high


A new category was plucked from the bag of choice today and my wife selected “Windows and Reflections” as the next category for me to ignore for the next week or so…

We took a walk around Quendon and Rickling Green this afternoon and I saw this church window with a nice rose bush growing (rather wildly) up the side of it, so, I was able to at least get a shot of a window for the new theme today.


The local Roman Catholic Church caught my eye in my search for lines and curves in Dunmow today.


The Church at East Bergholt in Suffolk was due to have a bell tower built in 1525, however, due to a lack of money this was never completed so a bell cage was built in 1531 to house the bells – this image shows the bells within the cage –

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A dull and dreary day so I popped into Brantham Church. It’s been a while since I visited a church – I spend a lot of time in them when I first started out in photography, because they are, pretty much, deserted and you can potter about in peace, and there are always plenty of subjects.

My eye was caught by some pretty  detail on the pulpit. Much of it was covered by a screen but I quite enjoyed the sentiment of just this part of the whole that was visible.


Not the shot I wanted to give you for today’s image, but I’m still working on that, so, for now I give you the exteria of St Mary’s at Little Easton…more should, hopefully, follow tomorrow!


I visited the old church at Chickney this afternoon and took some long exposure shots as the clouds were nipping by at a good pace…I wasn’t satisfied with the pictures I was getting so popped inside and shot that for a while. Thing is, I’ve photographed this church a few times now and I really wasn’t getting anything new so I decided to have a look at the back of the Church and found a path through a field of growing wheat. I wandered off and found myself at this lovely small boating pond and set up to shoot some long exposures here.

As tends to happen a lady soon arrived wanting to know what I was up to, turns out I’d wandered onto private land. The lady was very nice about it and was happy for me to carry on and I’m really grateful that she did as I got this cracker.

I’ve included the colour version as well which has a completely different feel to it – let me know in the comments which one you prefer.

If you’re wondering the shot was taken with my 10 stop ND filter along with a 0.6 ND grad filter for the sky. This gave a 2 minute exposure time.

The Mooring