Tintagel Church is dedicated to St Merteriane .
St Materianas may have been St Madryn, a princess of Gwent, who is believed to have preached here. The present church may have been built on the site of a Celtic oratory run by the monks of Minster.
The church is outside Tintagel village on a uncluttered site,just off the coast path.
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tyro (26138) 2012-01-12 16:35
I remember (just) having been in Tintagel about forty years ago but I think my chief memory is of a very quaint little post office.
I must say that I rather like this slightly greenish sepia treatment which you have given this picture - it becomes the atmosphere of the place very well. I also like the way the foreground features are beautifully sharp and contrasty and the contrast diminishes with distance and we have an almost ethereal view of the church itself.
Standing proudly in pole position, of course, is the grave of Domenico Cantanese - I just had to Google that one (!) and discovered that he was a 14-year old cabin boy on the barque Iota which was shipwrecked on Lye Rock in 1893 - he unfortunately perished though the remainder of the crew survived.
The more I look at this one, the more I like it: it's quite "moody" and quite captivating and certainly worth at least deux points!
P.S. How do you "do" your sepia effects? If it's any interest, what I do in Photoshop Elements (and only because I read it somewhere some time ago) is, after converting to black and white, to go into Enhance - Colour - Colour Variations. Then, at bottom left of the window, there's a slider for "intensity" and I move it to the left one "click". Then I click once on "increase red" and once on "decrease blue", and that's it. Do you do something like that?
Nard (6972) 2012-01-13 0:13
I like the atmosphere given by your choice of POV and the B&W. Something a bit strange, out of time. The flowers and the buoy on the cross in the foreground, the church, the cloudy sky, a compo full of details.
gmg (4202) 2012-01-13 5:05
Interesting image with a< nice atmosphere due to the pov and the epia tone
snunney (103327) 2012-01-13 5:19
Strange to see a life belt in a churchyard, I assume it commemorates a local shipwreck. The point of view is excellent with the memorial placed to one side and the church making the focal point. The black and white treatment, which is very well done, enhances the mood no end.
Ricx (13495) 2012-01-13 7:49
Hi Les, an excellent image of this wonderful little church yard. the daisies and the life ring in the fg allow for good focal point with good depth in the buildings. well done Rich
danyy (0) 2012-01-14 0:08
des couleurs très particulières qui impriment une atmosphère de calme mais aussi un peu d'inquiétude à cette scène hors du temps. Un paysage qu'on ne troyve que sur les îles britanniques.
patdeph (35748) 2012-01-14 5:30
I like very much this dramatic atmosphere, well emphasized by the sepia conversion.The depth, the tombs, the church,the cloudy sky give the sensation tht something frightening will happen.Excellent!
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-01-19 9:30
Great choice to go B&W of this scene against dark stormy clouds, perfect presentation. Good pov and dof with nice contrast. Very well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16404)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-09-00
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): All Saints Cemeteries UK Ireland, My Mono [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-12 13:37