Situated in the beautiful small village of Rydal in south Cumbria, just north of Ambleside, this is the interior of the Parish Church of St. Mary. It was built in 1824 by Lady le Fleming of Rydal Hall and the Lakeland poet, William Wordsworth, who spent most of his life living in this village, played a part in choosing the site which was originally an orchard. Wordsworth himself, a religious man and also a lover of Nature, would have worshipped here on a regular basis.
I've already shown you a picture of the outside of this lovely little church here.
A larger version of this main picture can be seen on "beta" TE here.
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mesutilgim (96764) 2014-04-13 11:44
Nice interior capture with good pov and layout. Perfect light management and nill distortion.
TFS and best regards
mjw364 (1466) 2014-04-13 12:16
A symmetrically composed image with great clarity and depth. Well exposed too given the various sources of light. The altar and arch at the centre of the linear perspective created by the lines of the pews and aisle is the resting place for the eye and your shot does not shot suffer from converging verticals (a nasty affliction so I am told)! A thoughtfully composed shot.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-13 12:25
superb capture of the interior with beautiful clarity and fine symmetrical framing. The low light has been managed expertly and the stained glass window at the far end forms a beautiful focal point. Thanks for sharing this lovely photograph and have a great new week ahead.
macjake (71059) 2014-04-13 13:09
I have to say that i'm very surprised to see the flip side of this church.
For some reason when I look at this indoor scene, i presume the outside of the church is made primarily out of wood - fooled me.
I just didn't think the two photo's 'fit', do you get that sense too or am i simply losing my marbles :)
the slow shutter of 1/13 still works well, i'd have my tripod with me, so good on ya to get it so sharp and focused.
the downward slop of the ceiling is a nice addition, creates depth and perspective, I think thats a vital part of the compo. Scroll down the page to eliminate that ceiling and you'll see what i mean.
excellent post John
see you around
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-13 22:53
Une photo de qualité remarquable de cet intérieur d'église, assez modeste.
emka (104238) 2014-04-13 23:27
Very nice church, so simple and without no decorations except the colourful windows. Interesting to imagine that Wordsworth prayed here. Lovely composition with great depth. Excellent light management and nice symmetry.
I am back home from Georgia, warm regards MAlgo
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-14 3:25
who could resist sitting a while and reflecting on things in this exquisite and beautiful church interior. Strangely taking shots in little churches in not as easy as it looks because the light can be very difficult to manage, but this is perfect. Superb clarity and detail. Glorious imagery!
Have a great week - B.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-14 5:39
mi piace pensare che anche te ami fotografare gli interni delle chiese indipendentemente dal fatto che in TE vengano poco apprezzati.
Io trovo che sia uno dei luoghi nei quali l'espressività e lo studio della luce abbia modo di esprimersi nella migliore delle maniere e si riescano facilmente a trasmettere emozioni e sentimenti che vengono dal profondo dell'anima.
In questa tua composizione e ripresa sono di ottima qualità e si uniscono ad una nitidezza e a un contrasto di qualità superiore.
Io sono dell'idea che si fotografa più per se stessi che per gli altri, e quindi indipendentemente dai giudizi altrui.
Per questa tua foto hai tutto il mio apprezzamento. Bravo.
Ciao e buona settimana
JanArie (657) 2014-04-15 0:40
Hi John, very good interior photo with nice light and details. Also the depth into this photo feels that you walk into the church.
jhm (157932) 2014-04-17 5:14
See we here a catholic church or a protestant interior!
Very simple but everything gives quiet of the moment
Even the brown benches and the glassed to the altar.
I am very gladly that their the church open, in Belgium are all churches close, everything becomes stolen, incredible, through east Europian gangs.
Sharpness and clarity his real pleasant.
Very well composition, TFS.
annjackman (21901) 2014-04-17 9:40
The light is really lovely and picks out the pastel colours of the walls and the rich brown of the pews. Your steady hand was useful once again with perfect sharpness at 1/13 sec. First class exposure and clarity.
Kind Regards, Ann
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-04-20 15:29
This is a wonderful image. Superb light control, clarity and detail. 1/13 handheld to get such clarity is a great work. I take my hat off to you. Excellent!
macondo (19780) 2014-04-21 2:06
I immediately loaded the larger version of this, which is the better way to appreciate the detail and general quality of the interior shot. You wisely constrained the pixel dimensions so that it fits on a 24" monitor - many don't. The lovely timber and simple elegant design of the church are very nicely captured and there's no discernible distortion. I think I viewed this church at Rydal a few years back, along with some other notable Wordsworthian things. Thanks for the link to the exterior view, composed with your usual panache and incredibly sharp.
Silvio1953 (150323) 2014-04-22 9:50
Ciao John, great view of beutifulintyerior, excellent perspective, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (59434) 2014-04-26 2:42
Ciao caro Giovanni
Did you know that the blue ceiling near the altar and the blue details in the foreground ceiling will always indicate that a church is dedicated to Mary? Whether it's Prod or Cadillac? From the architecture, I am guessing that this is a Protestant church. I like the sparseness of it compared to some of the overdone churches I frequent. Excellent perspective and symmetry. The light management is excellent where you even managed to retain most of the details of the stained glass, something I always find difficult to do.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (26142)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-13 10:54