Altarnun, which nestles in the sheltered valley of Penpont Water, a tributary of the River Inny, is named in the Domesday Book as Penpont and can truly be described as one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall. Across the two bridges stands the Church of St.Nonna. The Normans built a church here in the 12th century, but the church as it now stands was built in the 15th century and was partly constructed of unquarried stone from the moors. Surprisingly the tower is 109 feet high, its height being less noticeable due to the backdrop of hill and trees.
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wolf38 (31296) 2012-03-25 4:22
Hello Leslie. Daffodils and more. A beautiful and harmonious appearance of spring. Really worth seeing. Composition, light and colors are best. The photo pleases me very well. Rgds, Wolfgang.
ChrisJ (114621) 2012-03-25 4:44
Interesting to see bird's nests in the leafless trees, the same as in Korea & China during winter. But here the focus is on the colourful Spring flowers. The yellow flowers look like daffodils. Punchy light contrasts & good sharpness. Have a fantastic Sunday!
notrap (6133) 2012-03-25 5:29
yellow, white, green and blue = that must be spring!
Very inviting english countryside shot,
npecanhuk (75502) 2012-03-25 5:43
Lovely and pleasant-looking place!
Attractive and beautiful picture!
(Low) chosen pov, composition, exposure and colors are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-25 10:03
Hello Leslie - Well I simply have to comment on this fabulous spring shot, I love the low POV which looks up the daffodil-strewn bank to the bench, cottages and church spire beyond. Everything speaks to me spring in England; the forsythia in bloom, the rooks' nests in the still leafless trees.
My brother used to live in Altarnun many years ago and the village is made famous thanks to the "Mad Vicar" a character in the book Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier. A wonderful shot which resonated very personally with me. Warm regards Rosemary
brianmcc (6219) 2012-03-25 13:32
what a lovely spring scene. the yellow daffodils stand out superbly against the dark greens of the grass, and contrast beuatifully against the blue tones of the sky. the little white cottage also stands out perfectly. your low viewpoint emphasisies the foreground flowers and creates a great perspective on the picture. perfect, well though out composition.
Sonata11 (33863) 2012-03-25 21:06
what a beautiful picture of this wonderful scenery of architecture and greenery with fabulous colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF as well. Perfectctly well done presented this place. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
tyro (25286) 2012-03-26 0:29
A perfect capture of Spring, elegantly portrayed with the use of a wide lens and the inclusion of a fine array of daffodils in the immediate foreground. The little bench looks quite inviting and I feel I want to walk up that slight hill and take a seat to enjoy the view of the lovely buildings and the church tower.
Beautiful colours, perfect exposure and wonderful depth of field and sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-26 3:29
spring has definitely sprung and this beautiful image is testament to that. Love the POV with all the elements of the season in the frame and perfectly placed. England at it's finest in one of the most picturesque counties of the realm. Sublime!
Have a good week - regards Brian.
Nard (6972) 2012-03-27 1:30
Nice spring composition full of cheerfulness. I like the POV chosen down on the ground with the flowers on the foreground, the typical houses and just a part of the castle's tower. Life is coming back.
kato (11630) 2012-04-12 0:47
You're capturing well this landscape of countryside by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the village with peaceful atmosphere. The whole is harmonized well by yellow flowers in courtyard, tasteful old houses, surrounding nature and medieval church with tall tower. It is a comfortable photograph suitable for a spring season.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-05 14:01
Like this charming capture with the flower at the first plan, but more the houses and the tree at the midle in a well balanced composition
Informative note of the very old tower
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16398)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-25 3:56