Good Morning Everyone,
This is the church of St. John's in Keswick which, besides being a beautiful building, has views of the lovely Lakeland Hills around it.
The church was built in 1838, having been commissioned by Sir John Marshall, Lord of the Manor of Castlerigg. (Until I researched this, I didn't realise its connections with Castlerigg where there is a Stone Circle shown here. )
Although Sir John died before the building was started, the project continued, and his remains are interred below the centre aisle of the nave.
The church was built of soft, pink sandstone and there is an interesting selection of stained glass by Henry Holiday. The east window, containing 20 panels, is said to be one of his best, and should be viewed early on a sunny morning. It is a memorial to the founder, John Marshall.
I wish you a happy day, Bev :-)
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Nicou (125032) 2014-05-02 2:19
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe compo et captage avec les deux partie de pierres rondes ce clocher légèrement caché par ces branches des arbres quelle vue grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
danos (88243) 2014-05-02 2:29
well chosen the POV as we can see this section of the church of St. John's in Keswick,with the leafless branch on the right to decorates perfect the whole scene.Excellent the light and the colour management as the beauty of the scene.
Have a good WE,Danos
snunney (86342) 2014-05-02 2:31
Though we may not all be religious, there is something about churches that photographers find fascinating in their own right. Of course, they also make for excellent photos as this shot clearly shows. I like the vertical framing and the view through the two gravestones. The light was ideal to bring out the colours and detail in the rich red sandstone, my favourite building material after brick. Perfect technical presentation.
emka (81722) 2014-05-02 2:51
hello Bev, Your beautiful photo reminds me wonderful first English TE Meeting in Keswick. Excellent composition with the branches of the tree covering partly the sky and giving nice framing. Very fine picture.
WArm regrads MAlgo
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-02 3:07
the title of this one just sums it all up really. A quintessentially English view that you have captured perfectly.
Have a great weekend - B.
ikeharel (59461) 2014-05-02 3:54
I like how you used the naked tree branchs to "fill" the sky space above, and with super-clarity under the favorable daylight.
A nice red bricks walls on the church, built from local stones with special mild tone.
My inclination is to take this POV without the tumb-stones on sides, but that's only my humble preferences.
Sergiom (62832) 2014-05-02 5:38
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue entre les deux tombes qui donne une belle profondeur à l'image. L'église est magnifique sous cette lumière et la contre plongée lui donne encore plus d'ampleur. J'aime bien les teintes roses de la pierre.
mkamionka (31193) 2014-05-02 7:03
lovely presentation of this charming church. I like very much the pink color of the stone. It works so pretty especially in the rays of sun and also combined with the blue sky and green grass around it. Very well thought through composition.
Have a great weekend,
Romano46 (18466) 2014-05-02 8:24
Ciao cara Beverley
ogni gioorno hai la capacità di trovare e di proporre spunti molto interessanti e piacevoli che hanno come oggetto la Gran Bretagna nella quale vivi.
Anche oggi ci mostri una veduta ricca di dettagli, tagliata in maniera eccellente e con un soggetto che è classico della regione ma che non ci si stanca mai di osservare.
Ottimi colori, contrasto e composizione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
carlo62 (35196) 2014-05-02 8:51
mi piace come hai composto la scena, con le due lapidi negli angoli inferiori e i rami dell'albero a bilanciare la torre di sinistra.
Un luogo classico per voi, ma molto diverso dai nostri e per questo molto affascinante.
cornejo (33242) 2014-05-02 10:28
Hi Bev, very good picture of this interesting composition, with interesting architecture, temples, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-05-02 10:54
nice rustic church under a mild, happy climate. colors, clarity and composition are good.
gildasjan (41770) 2014-05-02 11:01
J'apprécie ce cadrage vertical avec ces branches dénudées qui viennent habiller ce bleu ciel intense.La teinte des pierres de cette église crée une belle harmonie de couleurs.Une image nette et bien exposée.
Noel_Byrne (25670) 2014-05-02 12:36
It is when you see a place like this that is possible to realize the importance of a choice of stone for building material, this soft pink color looks amazing under this bright light. Excellent use of the grave markers to frame the whole scene, it kind of feels like I am hiding here peeping out at the church. A sunny day can really bring new vision to a building like this and you captured it perfectly. Love the textures in the head stones too.
All the best, have a great weekend
mesutilgim (86574) 2014-05-02 14:26
Perfect pov and layout.
I like much the leafless branches of the tree at top with nice sidelight, which createas a good natural frmaing of the upper part of your capture. Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend with much light !
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-03 1:06
now this picture could easily become very nice postcard from Cumbria. I love the classic composition which has all the details well planned and organized into very pretty result. The church with a bit of the graveyard doesn't look very sad with these colors and cheerful light. It is more of a place to have a nice quiet stroll in the afternoon. The bits of greenery liven up the scene and the delicate branches at the top help to frame the photo in very natural and subtle way.
Superb quality of the colors, sharpness and light management.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day ahead
Silvio1953 (125507) 2014-05-03 6:12
Ciao Bev, lovely composition with beautiful church, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Kielia (23847) 2014-05-03 8:56
your churches of Britain are treasures and this is no exception. You have indeed captured another very interesting one. Your POV works excellently thus giving the viewer an excellent idea of the architecture. Colors and light are very pleasant. My compliments!
Cricri (108623) 2014-05-03 9:58
Bien la vue de l'église entre les deux tombes, les branches dans le bleu du ciel, bon format , belle présentation
macjake (57780) 2014-05-03 12:38
Morning to you aswell Bev
or should i say evening now? in England it must be about 9pm...here its only 12 noon.
the time differences make it hard on TE sometimes.
soft pink sandstone eh? looks fine to me too.
I wonder how common that sandstone is, don't hear about it very often.
wonderful day for photo taking, the large clouds and blue sky are a perfect backdrop.
really like the headstones too, anytime you can include the elements of a graveyard you know its going to enhance the scene!
SWEETFREEDOM (22960) 2014-05-04 4:34
Very nice the slightly pink color of the building. Good composition and excellent colors.
nikkitta (15270) 2014-05-05 12:39
Also beautiful capture of the pnk church well framed with a branch
Nice and good color contrast
Like the view of the tombstones, they seem veru old
Well done, enjoy watching
Greetings and congrats from Argentina
jmdias (56975) 2014-05-30 2:27
very nice framing using well the branches of this tree and the shapes of this beautiful architecture. I liked the precious light and these details. even at day light the place looks a scenery of terror movie. but it is very beautiful.
adores (38629) 2014-06-15 7:50
I always find these cemeteries a little mysterious. I like the way you used the tombs in foreground to frame the church and the tombs. Good dof! The light and the sky are great.
Praetzer (2137) 2015-04-08 10:35
Nicely composed with a good frame.
The tree closed wel the picture.
Clouds that add value.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (31193)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-02 1:42