Taken in the beautiful small village of Rydal in south Cumbria, just north of Ambleside, this is 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.
I shall post a photograph from here of Wordsworth's home, Rydal Mount, later.
Click on the red text for A LARGER VERSION of this picture which can be seen on "Panoramio" and will, hopefully, soon be linked to Google Earth.
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npecanhuk (75592) 2013-08-09 20:30
Very attractive and charming picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, large vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-09 22:22
Hi John, Nice picture..good color and composition.
romanaa (7984) 2013-08-09 22:34
very good composition with the lamp post in the foreground, I love the beautiful church and the garden is so neat.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-08-09 23:06
Très jolie composition verticale présentant de très belle façon cette église photographiée sous une excellente lumière.
jhm (155358) 2013-08-10 0:28
A splendid picture with the church taken out of a excellent angle.
I have your larger version viewed, these is simple wonderful.
John, I have the last version lens purchased 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM diameter 82, the deformations are almost gone.
On your picture see we the lantern a little bit deformation, I think with the new lens is the over
Excellent captured, nice composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
vjmite (4216) 2013-08-10 0:45
There is a lovely light on the church and the grass, and the composition works well with the lamp in the foreground. Nice and sharp with excellent colours.
sabermonajati (11281) 2013-08-10 0:46
excellent composition with amazing view from church you captured.
bayno (18344) 2013-08-10 2:17
more than a church looks like a small castle and the style is classic English that I really like, I like the composition with the lamppost in FG, the light was great and the shades of green really nice, the quality is excellent as always...
have a good WE...
timecapturer (49288) 2013-08-10 3:48
a lesson in composition and light management this. Enticingly beautiful place and a composition that makes it so irresistible. The detailing and bright green grass make the setting so idyllic and peaceful. Execution is flawless and the presentation a delight. Perfect!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2013-08-10 5:19
Superb composition. I would not have thought to position the lamp as you have here, but it adds such depth to the image, a brilliant idea. The church itself is of course beautiful, and the whole scene is rich with wonderful lush color. The sky is a wonderful compliment too!
All the best
MJR (3360) 2013-08-10 8:35
This is pretty much beyond the need for words....
So any I use are really only of the nitpicky A.R variety!
Your inspired use of the lamp-post would be Even Better if it bisected the line of the path, and Even Better if the lamp itself did not cross the tree line. I.e, a view point inches left and a foot lower.
But this is something that is not always seen in the viewfinder, so I shall continue to not use words...
There, pretty much word free !!
holmertz (55029) 2013-08-10 9:59
I like how you have anchored the composition steadily in the lamp-post, from where the path leads me up to the church. It looks like it had been raining not long before, which makes the grass look beautifully fresh and underscores the very English atmosphere created by the church. The sharpness is good enough for a considerably larger version, it's just a slight drawback that the Panorama version is too large for my screen. The details are impressive but I prefer to watch the whole picture without the need for scrolling.
What's that flag? It doesn't look like the Union Jack.
emka (100959) 2013-08-10 12:13
Nice church in typical English style. It looks as it was in a beautiful park with nice trees. I remember that Wordworth, his sister Dorothy and Coleridge lived somewhere in Lake District. Such a romantic area.
I wonder what red flowers (?) are on the lawn. Charming view. nicely composed with the stylish lamp.
Warm regrads MAlgo
Kugart (1778) 2013-08-11 14:21
Nice shot of the old church. Beautiful rich colours lighting and sharpness along with a good POV go to make this a splendid capture. Nice work.
Royaldevon (40374) 2013-08-12 1:06
The Lake District is a wonderful place for photographers with so many varied aspects and subjects.
I love this!
That lamp standard is perfectly placed to anchor the f/g and link well with the path to guise deeper. The view of the church is, also, really good. Its angle produces a fine sense of perspective and terminates in that tower, with flag, to provide a most rewarding focal point.
The dof and the whole ambience created by the shot, is wonderful.
Have a great week,
macjake (69831) 2013-08-12 18:54
always a pleasure to re-visit your gallery to see whats new, even if you did post this a few days ago.
looking at all this greenery makes me want to take out the golf clubs and hit a few! haha.
by the way, one of my dream vacations is a golf trip to the UK, play some famous cliff view courses in Scotland and Ireland. What a dream that would be. Are you a golfer John?
I wonder if people are going to complain about the light post, it honestly doesn't bother me at all. I have similar shots in my own personal gallery like this from Poland.
you've obtained an excellent depth of field from front to back and side to side. and your chosen pov shows the girth, don't think i've used that word in a critique before :)
excellent light and exposure, nothing wrong with this one John.
enjoy your day, see you around
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-14 9:03
Although I am not 100% sure with the inclusion of the lamp on the foreground, the image looks great, with perfect sharpness in all the frame. (The ammount of detail in the large version is amazing).
Perfect exposure, too.
mkamionka (38415) 2013-10-01 14:03
I admire your exposition here, the sky is just a tiny bit overexposed but except for that everything is perfect in spite of a very challenging light conditions. Composition is obviously well thought through. Both the lamp and the path add a nice touch. Lovely church and again great advert of this National Park. I really have to get back there again someday.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (25946)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-07
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-09 17:51