Good Morning Everyone,
Welcome to the St. Michael's Church at Bracewell.
Bracewell is a small village just northwest of Barnoldswick, Lancashire. The church of St Michael's is a lovely old Norman building, dating to around the year 1100. It was not established as a parish church, but as a private chapel for the Tempest family.
The most interesting feature is probably the south doorway, which is typically Norman, the chancel arch, also Norman, and the tower arch, which dates to the 14th century and is a good example of Pointed Gothic style. Very little of the original medieval glass remains, but there are fragments of 14th century glass depicting coats of arms of local gentry. The simple font is probably also Norman.
The nave pews are by the famed Kilburn woodworker, Robert Thompson, aka 'The Mouseman', and show Thompson's favoured mouse motif.
Taken from Lancashire Travel Guide.
I wish you a great day,
Critiques | Translate
danos (97395) 2014-04-10 1:10
Good morning Bev,
nice the Spring colours and light with the St. Michael's church to be presented perfect.I like the clarity and the charmy of the scene as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
mesutilgim (95018) 2014-04-10 1:23
Another nice architectorial capture with perfect pov.
The giant tree at left creates a nice natural framing. Of course the old gravestones in the foreground gives a mystrey touch to your capture.
TFS and best regards
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-10 1:24
This is a very well realised photograph with precise framing and lovely colours. The shadows on the tower and the adjacent wall make charming patterns. The white and yellow tombstones match really well with the green grass. The picture gives a feeling of peace and quiet that has nowadays become so difficult to find.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new day.
Nicou (141100) 2014-04-10 2:10
le tombes au pied de l'église donne de la couleur quel effet et iamge sueprbe vue et ce clocher et les crénaux quelle vue avec la belle végétation et les abres.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (98241) 2014-04-10 4:11
The well chosen point of view shows the architecture of this attractive church to good effect. The gravestones make a suitable and apt frame. I like the shadow play occasioned by the trees and the overall warm ambient light. I have heard of the Mouseman but never seen any of his work in the flesh.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-10 4:52
quintessential England view this and one that looks all the more beautiful as spring starts to make everything organic start to glow and come to life again. A wonderful little church this and it just oozes history and peaceful charm. Love the tree shadow on the tower.
jhm (152164) 2014-04-10 5:24
These church is really British with a stubby tower and big flat roof.
But these picture gives real quiet feeling
Depth and perspective are pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (78457) 2014-04-10 5:27
J'aime beaucoup cette coutume d'avoir un cimetière près de l'église, comme si les les morts voulaient chercher une protection quelconque.Le point de vue sur l'ensemble est parfait et la lumière très belle.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-10 8:08
Ciao cara Beverley
nelle tue foto sei sempre precisa ed accurata soprattutto nella formazione della composizione.
Questa non fa eccezione e riproduce al meglio un classico soggetto inglese nei tipico colori della sua campagna, meglio ancora ora che siamo in primavera.
Ciao e buona serata
williewhistler (16394) 2014-04-10 9:05
such a lovely shot where you have taken full advantage of the lovely Spring light to warm the whole scene.
The pretty little church is nicely framed by the naked winter trees.
Kind regards Les.
holmertz (51940) 2014-04-10 10:40
This is a fairly plain but lovely church and a well composed photo. There is no lack of buildings from the 12th century in Britain or almost anywhere, but anything being that old. and still standing, always gives me goosebumps. Just imagine how many generations of people who have been here and seen this. The gravestones look considerably more recent, at least from this angle and distance. A highly interesting and fascinating photo with an equally interesting note.
saxo042 (37870) 2014-04-10 12:09
A very peaceful picture, as pictures of churches and graveyards always are. This church looks indeed very British with the square tower, obviously built for defence reasons. An interesting note here too.
carlo62 (47341) 2014-04-10 15:22
questi sono luoghi che amiamo molto, sia io, sia mia moglie, sono molto simili a quelli che vediamo nelle scene di "Midsomer Murders", una serie che seguiamo da anni, molte delle puntate le abbiamo viste più di due volte...
Questo è un luogo classico per le scene di questi film, la chiesa, il cimitero e gli alberi spogli, con luci e ombre che giocano tra le tombe. Fantastico.
Fis2 (96681) 2014-04-11 2:07
Beautiful old church,
Good frame and colors.
I like it.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (113137) 2014-04-15 5:59
I like the soft pastel colors reminiscent of a watercolour painting. Well composed with good sharpness and excellent lighting and low saturation. The row of tombstones in the fg add interest, & the tree at left nicely frames the centrepiece stone church. Tfs!
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-16 8:16
the old English architecture is very specific in style and I like it very much. The churches sometimes can appear a bit chunky and with thick walls but somehow they do not look heavy. Also in your picture all the trees add plenty of subtlety and life to the otherwise quite seroius scenery. Lovely colors and positive springtime mood.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your evening
ikeharel (70607) 2014-04-18 3:30
Always appreciate any critique given, Beverly, knowing that my ideas sometime are not making the acceptable common-sense, but always try new stuff. Your critique and notes most welcome.
On usual rutine, I try not to take cemetaries on photos, nor comment about, but you elected a fine POV with special light upon the stones, contrast well on the brown difice. Pic. space fully used.
Have a nice Easter-holiday weekend,
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (38371)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-23
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-10 1:04