Good Morning Everyone,
I have chosen to post this shot to link with the well publicised 400th anniversary of the trials of The Lancashire Witches.
These so called witches all lived in the Pendle area. They were probably unfortunates who were accused of witchcraft because of ignorance and superstition.
My photograph shows the church at Newchurch-in-Pendle. This church has the 'eye of God' sculptured into the wall so that it could watch who was not attending church. Near the south wall (carved with a skull) is the alledged grave of Alice Nutter, one of the witches.
Pendle is alive with 'Witch Activities' and a walk (taking in the villages from which the witches came) and ending at Lancaster, (where they were tried and convicted) has been arranged. There is a good link here which details the walk and the story of The Lancashire Witches.
I hope you find this interesting and thank you for stopping by, Bev :-)
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vrabieionut (2189) 2012-04-19 2:00
You get a perfect light here. The architecture is beautifull and the cluopd also is amazing.
Have a nice day,
ChrisJ (115575) 2012-04-19 2:24
Surprisingly good shadow detail for such a cloudy, overcast day. I like the repetition of the white flowers. Good pp work with the people in the bg adding scale & animating the shot as well as providing contexrt to the old church. Tfs!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-19 2:58
classic composition, with the pathway so enticing. Fascinating notes that accompany the posting. The church looks so atmospheric against the forboding sky.
Regards - Brian.
dta (79130) 2012-04-19 3:02
Hello Beverley ,
A pitty that the light was not better . Because the churche is interesting , and the clouds in the BG are really impressive . May be you coul have corrected slightly the distortion , too .
Sergiom (81881) 2012-04-19 4:49
Malgré la lumière très difficile, tu fais bien ressortir les détails de ce beau bâtiment même si il est dans l'ombre. Les gros nuages ont beaucoup d'impact dans la composition.
Nicou (144332) 2012-04-19 8:56
Très belle image pour cette aniversaire superbe avec le petite fleur sur le pré vert, ce ciel gris fait trsè bien ressortire la pierre, la belle horloge dorée sueprbe compo.
Bravo et maitié
ikeharel (72971) 2012-04-19 9:28
Good evening Beverly,
I love witchs stories and jokes, and the image perfectly convey a witchy mood. Good that you taken this under shade, enhances the witchery ambiance.
Which witch watchs us...? Watched by which witch...?
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-20 2:37
a beautiful photo from this place with attractive composition and very nice details, the clouds are fantastic, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
delpeoples (58618) 2012-04-20 5:27
Hi dear Bev
I heard about the Pendle Witches when I was watching them on the TV show Most Haunted. Am intriguing story. So knowing the story, your photo has a very eerie atmosphere. It's weell-composed and you did well in a light that was doing you no favours. So great work.
adramad (46542) 2012-04-20 7:59
This is a wonderful image that blends beautifully with the interesting note and values much more what we see.
An impressive sky is a touch of drama to the beautiful comoposicion, the church is an interesting building in a place with so much history.
Have a good weekend.
bartekp (4746) 2012-04-20 12:33
Very good POV, i like frontal composition and not strait tombstones.
mesutilgim (95554) 2012-04-20 12:45
Very nice capture with perfect layout.
Amazing photogenic clouds crowns the scenery perfectly.
Interesting notes as well.
TFS and have a nice weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-04-20 23:04
interesting notes and building, difficult light well managed, good colors and p.o.v.
Cricri (120609) 2012-04-21 5:14
Une atmosphère étrange avec ces gros nuages qui semble couvrir l'église, bon cadrage et réalisation
vasilpro (41551) 2012-04-21 9:12
Wonderful composition, beautiful church with interesting story, excellent light management, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-04-22 10:48
Ola Beverley ,
Bom momento com esta enorme nuvem de fundo dá um bom dramatismo da imagem , gostei dos detalhes desta igreja especialmente do relógio dourado , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
bayno (18344) 2012-04-23 22:47
beautiful church and interesting note, the church has committed a lot of injustice and oppression, not to mention the massacres and all in the name of God, it seems a great folly, I'm an atheist, rich color and beautiful clouds threatening, there is a bit of lens distortion easily corrected in PP...have a good day...
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (39792)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 1:51