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photoblog image Dawn on a country church spire

Continuing around Hever castle  Elegy Written in a Country Church yard came to mind.  Although that relates to dusk as opposed to dawn, still  - one of it's very many verses is appropriate:

Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade
Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap,
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,
The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.


Jide Alakija from United Kingdom 27 Jul 2006, 00:27
Nice nice nice.....keep it up Barbie.
Barbara: Ose Jide

E Etomi from Nigeria 27 Jul 2006, 06:23
I think this would look even better in black and white.
Barbara: I did look at a monochrome conversion and it did emphasise the dawn...but I do like the warmth of the sun on the brickwork

ikawokolaso from enfield 27 Jul 2006, 08:40
in response to etomi; have you not heard she's not a fan of post processing? i like your boldness in resisting the temptation to tamper with your photos in photoshop.
you know the catchphrase for sky's new HD box- 'let the pictures do the talking'
[ok that was unneccesary, i apologise]
Barbara: I have my very own knight!..Although it's not actually resisting PS...more like giving up.

Nike 27 Jul 2006, 11:42
I like it - Reminds me of the one in my village.

Chrurches in the English countryside are so pretty but they are in serious danger of disappearing because they are increasingly no longer required for worship and the upkeep is consisdered too expensive. Many are being turned into flats houses, workshops, flats or offices.
Barbara: Hi Niks
It is rather sad isn't it? See you Saturday? Bxx

Suby from Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK) 27 Jul 2006, 13:39
Aunty Barbs, I could have sworn either Sinem or I have this exact shot smile We love taking shots of old churches.

This for me has been well framed, and I like the distance from the church you took it from (have to try this myself next time)


Barbara: ooooh! maybe I'm influenced by you guys at a subconscious level!...Thanks Prof

AmmoPhoto 27 Jul 2006, 13:59
Nice shot Barb. I too like the warmth of the sun but I so much to see what is beyond the edges of the frame. I get the feeling that there is so much more to this picture and the church that you're not showing us. But then again maybe that was your intent, to keep us wanting more.
Barbara: Thanks AP....hmmm...could have a done a bit more with the graveyard...but didn't get the chance to come back here for those takes...promise I hardly cropped this..just a bit of the lane in the foreground.

Visual Vault 27 Jul 2006, 17:33
Barb, you are doing it again, you are making me want to go on vacation, take some time to wander the old country and such... You sure I can't crash on your sofa? smile

-V V-
Barbara: Oh.. how she laughed...

Visual Vault 27 Jul 2006, 20:53
Just like that, you'd turn me away, and leave me out in the cold, wet, streets of england, all alone? Me, a poor defensless tourist to your great country, and this is what i get.. All I wanted was a little bit of your sofa, and a hug.... maybe some shepards pie or some chicken, and a roast beef, some bangers and mash perhaps... maybe a knickerbocker glory for desert... or maybe just a nickerbocker glory on it's own, those things are a meal in themselves... smile

(oh, and the studio work on my blog is just for my portfolio, maybe someone will hire me someday and i can go 'yay! i made money!'... but right now, it's just to build up my portfolio...)

-V V-
Barbara: Very spooky that ...I make a mean Shepard's pie....but knickerbockers...yuk..
Oh very well then Oliver - you and Natalie may have the sofa...until you get hired.

zebigleb 27 Jul 2006, 21:50
Very well done !

Visual Vault 27 Jul 2006, 21:57
Hired? Who said I was looking for a job when I get there, i was just going to mooch until you got annoyed and threw me out, then I was going to go crash at Suby's place smile And what's wrong with nickerbockers? come on now... that is the ULTIMATE desert thing, granted i've only ever had it twice in the same trip there, so who knows, maybe after 10 of them i'll hate it... Somewhere I read it was actually first made in New York in the 1930's and taken to England from there, but it never cought on on this side of the ocean...

-V V-

Petra from Netherlands 27 Jul 2006, 22:25
Lovely photo Barbara!!....yeah your photo's make me wanna go on vacationsmile
Barbara: Thanks Petra...but you've just come back from vacation! wink

sparklite from Canada 29 Jul 2006, 15:26
I love the way the sun captures the stonework. It's a great shot. The subtle colours work nicely here too smile
Barbara: Thanking you kindly.

Suby from Milton Keynes, UK 12 Aug 2006, 19:07
Aunty Barbs where are you?

Everything okay?

Barbara: All v ok...back now.

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Evi 14 Apr 2007, 16:47
Lovely shot and composition, Barbara, thanks for sharing it!
Greetings from Greece

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