Good Morning Everyone,
This photograph shows St. Mary's Church in Piercebridge. It was designed by Cory and Ferguson, in the Early English style, and built in 1873.
It has a most curious projecting bell cote. I have never seen anything quite like it before, and fish scale type roof tiles.
Possibly due to the available space or, maybe, following the shape of earlier Roman foundations, the church door does not face the road, it faces the nearby cottages, but that does mean that this amazing tower and bell cote face the road.
The sun was quite strong when I took the shot, giving very strong light/shade contrasts. I have used layers in PSE10 to slightly lighten the walls and I have adjusted slight lens distortion.
I wish you a lovely day, Bev :-)
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papagolf21 (101008) 2014-03-12 1:16
Bonjour, chère Bev,
Très bonne mise en image de cet édifice religieux.
J'aime à comparer l'architecture des pays au niveau des églises.
Image fort bien cadrée sous une belle lumière.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-12 2:09
Fine view of the elegant architecture. Interesting facade with the bell cote. The PP has given nice textural details without the loss of naturalness. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
snunney (98297) 2014-03-12 3:17
Good point of view on this very interesting church. I like the tight framing and the rendering of the textural detail in the stonework. The necessary PP work is evident from the slight halo surrounding the church. Not always easy to avoid though you could try a larger further on the selection, or in this case where there is already a sharp contrast between the tonal areas of the image don't feather at all.
lousat (90772) 2014-03-12 3:42
Hi Bev,you have raison,in effect the architechture of this church is very unique and original,i never seen something of this before,and the result is truly nice.You show us that in the best way,with an imposing perspective well exposed and with the usual excellent details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-12 3:52
impressive looking church this and this POV does it full justice. Looks very robust and quite magnificent in this light. Excellent post processing.
Regards - B.
Sergiom (78667) 2014-03-12 5:30
Un beau cadrage très classique dans sa facture mais aussi très efficace. Une superbe luminosité qui fait bien ressortir les détails et la texture de cette très belle église.
Nicou (141202) 2014-03-12 6:59
quelle forme et architecture originale de cette églis avec des formes spéciales qui entent et se découpent sueprbe cadrage et compo quelle mise en valeur.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (70753) 2014-03-12 9:35
Before reading the note, the churchj looked to me a bit different, Beverly, but could not pinpoint the cause for that.
You very well explained.
Pic. taken from a goofd POV with regards to the light - as I reckon with the shades.
Intertesting masons work, with unique carved walls.
Alco (7367) 2014-03-12 19:00
Very nice capture of that church. I like its special architecture. Good management of the light and nice colors. Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-12 20:21
Beau point de vue sur cette église. L'architecture de son clocher est vraiment particulier avec son ouverture pour la fenêtre. Bonne luminosité. Bien fait. Salutations.
jcpix (13916) 2014-03-12 20:33
Aren't all churches supposed to make a difference...maybe I should actually try going once in a while and test that theory!? :)
This really is quite different in style, it certainly wasn't my first thought when I saw this as a smaller thumbnail in the gallery. It could easily be mistaken for a grandiose cottage rather than a church. I do like the originality it offers though, makes you stop and take a good look at the varied architecture and details you pointed out.
Nice work bringing out the shaded areas while keeping the highlights in check. Crazy how too much sun can often times be more problematic than not enough. Thanks for sharing the other side of traditional. Well done! Have a great day ahead. All the best.
emka (96565) 2014-03-12 23:53
Hello Bev, Interesting architecture of this not so old church. Nice presentation with loveluy colours and light.
I wish you lovely day
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-13 8:35
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot,
Cricri (118877) 2014-03-13 10:21
Bon cadrage de l'église sous une belle lumière qui fait ressortir les détails et les couleurs, intéressante architecture
Silvio1953 (142175) 2014-03-13 12:36
Ciao Bev, great view of fantastic church, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (96819) 2014-03-14 2:11
I like POV and composition.
A very interesting tower.
Good colors and light.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (113309) 2014-03-14 14:37
Good choice of a vertical frame with excellent sharpness and inpressive pp work on the sky. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and yellow green grass. Excellent shadow detail in the facade of the church. Have a nice weekend!
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-09 4:46
Ciao Cara Beverley
mi ero perso questa foto di un edificio dall'architettura oltremodo originale.
In effetti non si capisce se l'architetto fosse un tipo oltremodo originale o se nel corso dell'opera abbia avuto vari ripensamenti.
C'è però da osservare che l'effetto alla fine appare delizioso pur nella sua bizzarria e la tua ripresa lo valorizza nella maniera adeguata.
Alla bella prospettiva si somma una ripresa ricca di dettagli e con colori, contrasto e luce impeccabile.
Ciao e buona giornata
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (38514)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-10
- 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/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-12 1:15