With Brentor Church in the the Background of which Pevsner wrote "An exciting sight for miles around. Small 13th century church with west tower on steep cliff of volcanic stone, standing all alone with its west front not 3ft from the precipice. The site must have been of importance long before the church arose, as is proved by the walls of an earthwork around the rock. The church itself is 40 by 14ft with a west tower 32ft high. The tower is embattled and unbuttressed. The church has battlements on a corbel-table. The windows are deeply splayed inside but only slightly outside, i.e. 13th century at the latest...
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dta (62912) 2014-07-11 1:41
Hello Leslie ,
I can understand why this place is one of your favourite subjects . This sinuous little road , between flowers and trees , with the perspective to the Church at the top of the hill , is a marvelous scene . Especially with this beautiful evening light .
fds (7288) 2014-07-11 2:10
dear friend fantastic road between all very beautiful green and pinck i love the devon country with very beautiful colors of the summer
great image dear friend
miumiu (4906) 2014-07-11 2:14
This charming and picturesque landscape steal my heart.
The colours are natural and wonderful!
The view is lovely with the narrow road.
jhm (135120) 2014-07-11 3:38
When I look to these picture I would gladly on these road make a bike trip, what a lovely nature picture.
Composition and presentation make these picture very nice.
Colours and sharpness make these picture very attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
snunney (79551) 2014-07-11 3:54
The composition is excellent and the evening light and warm colours quite divine. The splash of purple in the right foreground nicely counterbalances the church on the distant hill. Superb technical quality.
timecapturer (45163) 2014-07-11 4:30
a shot that captures the warmth and atmosphere of a West Country summer evening perfectly. Typical winding little road and blooms along the banks and of course irresistible light. Beautiful and soothing imagery!
Have a great weekend - B.
fotka (3257) 2014-07-11 5:20
Well, it is indeed very nice place for walking or biking. Lovely landscape covered with small hills, trees and flowers. Evening light made beautiful long shadows. The photo is well done with great colors, light and sharpness.
PiotrF (4432) 2014-07-11 6:08
Hello Leslie ,
Nice view of this church, very good picture of this interesting area of natural beauty. Great panoramic view, amazing viewpoint and composition. Nice colours and light.
Very well done.
Giustiniani (2727) 2014-07-11 6:46
Bonjour Leslie, un très beau paysage , le ciel, la lumière, les couleurs sont superbes et la composition charmante.
SnapRJW (29282) 2014-07-11 7:01
Hello Les - One of your favourite local subjects but taken from a different POV I think. The narrow lane makes a good lead in line to the image and of course I love the border of wild flowers that grow on the grass verges. The green-yellows of the sunlit hills help to add depth to a wonderful scene. Just the type of shot I enjoy!
Have a lovely weekend
holmertz (37041) 2014-07-11 8:29
This is a marvellously beautiful view of the lush green landscape with the old church on top of the hill. The narrow road curves nicely through the foreground between the hedge and the pink flowers. I love the light falling on the hillside, creating fine shadows among the trees.
ourania (26348) 2014-07-11 8:46
such a beautiful scenery, you are presenting it in a very effective way. I like very much the sense of depth and how we are invited to follow the narrow road ahead. When the road perishes in the greenery, we raise our eyes and the tower becomes a point of reference for the whole area. I also like how you enriched your composition with brilliant lighting variations, stunning sharpness and rich natural tones. The atmosphere is so peaceful and appealing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Noel_Byrne (20720) 2014-07-11 11:26
What a beautiful place, and to capture it under such perfect light must be such a great moment. The road leads so well into the scene and draws the eye up and over the rich green landscape to this church in its commanding position. A beacon of its day, it still looks so well now. It reminds me very much of a church near me called Skreen, which also is 13th century and has a similar position. It doesn't have this amazing landscape leading to it though. Great shot and magical place.
nikkitta (13220) 2014-07-11 17:01
Enjoy this capture with the road leading the way to the back in this charming green landscape with pink flowers
Very informative note about the reminds of the very old church at the top
Did you have some post from this top place?
Well done , regards, enjoy WE
adidas5nb (4480) 2014-07-11 20:30
what a beautiful place to spend the summer evening in.love the light and the road.nice pov.
fabbs99 (15681) 2014-07-11 23:38
Superb composition of the rural road leading to the church on the hill top.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
arnie (1715) 2014-07-12 4:36
A beautiful shot, nicely composed with the lane disappearing into the green foliage, Lovely different shades of green from the sun throwing light and shade.
A nice length of purple to break up the mainly green outlook.
tyro (18588) 2014-07-12 6:36
A very interesting note about your beloved Brentor Church and a beautiful landscape to accompany it.
This is surely a lesson to us all in landscape composition, the winding narrow road leading us gently and subtly from closest foreground to the trees, so beautifully lit in evening sunlight, and upwards to the little church atop the hill.
The play of evening light is delightful and I particularly love how the sunlight just clips the top of that patch of crimson willow herb on the right - that really "lifts" thole picture beautifully.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness, especially when viewed at its full size of 1400 pixels in width.
kabel (1571) 2014-07-12 7:31
Hello, very nice composition.
The colors are excellent and so is the sharpness. this looks like such a dreamy countryside to go for a drive on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
resat1972 (7257) 2014-07-12 11:51
very very nice
as if it came from the movies
very good composition
great views, very good colors
masterful use of light
siudzi (32329) 2014-07-12 12:50
Wow! What a superb landscape you have visited and photographed! Really beautiful presentation! The road created an interesting visual effect here leading us directly to the center. Well done!
COSTANTINO (51290) 2014-07-12 23:21
Good morning my dear friend
and have a nice Sunday
I love this composition because
the colors are really natural
adding freshness and beauty
I love those tones of flowers
creating a lovely nature picture
lovely view and amazing viewpoint
annjackman (17755) 2014-07-14 10:56
I am so pleased that I opened the TN as the picture is exquisite. The light on the hill is lovely and the shadows add to the array of green shades. The verge of pink wild flowers adds an important splash of colour. Of course the narrow tarmac lane draws the eye into the picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
cornejo (27979) 2014-07-16 10:51
Hi Les, nice view of this lovely landscape with a beautiful light, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image of a nice place, very good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-16 17:04
very pretty view with excellent composition. The road leads an eye towards the castle in the far distance and the chosen POV helped to achieve very good depth. Great colors, well handled light and optimum sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (12409)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-09
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-11 1:30