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On arriving back in England after 7 years in Australia, we ended up in Kent, and were lucky enough to rent a home for a year in lovely St Mary in the Marsh. The big skies of the marsh helped in settling in removing any longing for the big skies of Australia, and giving us a welcome relief from its harshness, with beautiful gentle colours and countryside, and holds special place in my heart.

St Mary in the Marsh is a village near New Romney in Kent, England, situated in the heart of Romney Marsh in one of its least populated areas, but with New Romney just 3 miles away, there are plenty of amenities close by. The village consists of a few homes, The Star Inn, which provides a focal point for the local community, and a church, “St Mary the Virgin”

It is probable that there was a Saxon church on the site originally known as "Siwold's Circe". This was superseded after the Norman invasion by a stone built church with a splendid three tier tower of Kentish ragstone. The oldest parts of the church are about 1133 AD. The chancel was extended in about 1220 AD. Inside is a plaque commemorating Edith Nesbit, author of The Railway Children, who lived at St. Mary's Bay and is buried in the churchyard. There are many interesting features of the building which warrant a visit.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2012 - 10:40 AM
Focal Length:5.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh
Username:Humblebee Humblebee
Uploaded:21 Feb 2013 - 11:30 PM
Tags:Architecture, Church, Countryside, Landscape, Romney marsh
Votes:21

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
21 Feb 2013 - 11:39 PM

Super composition Carol, excellent work,
Fred.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 11:46 PM

A lovely composition, very well captured, Carol. Super colours. - oh what a lovely day down there! SmileSmile

Lavina

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Frase
Frase  6 Scotland
22 Feb 2013 - 12:46 AM

Wonderful image.
Complimented with interesting text.
It does look a beautiful area.
Don

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 1:30 AM

Interesting narrative and also your comparison between Australia and England.
The cherry blossom blends in with the Church roof and lead in brick wall.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Feb 2013 - 4:20 AM

This is an excellent image Carol !! I love the processing and the write up !! Good stuff !

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 - 5:43 AM

Excellent image and beautifully presented Carol
Jim

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
22 Feb 2013 - 6:05 AM


Quote: Super composition Carol, excellent work,
Fred.

I agree with all above.........GrinGrinWink

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 7:10 AM

A lovely image ,and I love the Cherry BlossomSmileSmile
NettaSmileSmile

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Cristian
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22 Feb 2013 - 8:03 AM

Cracking image and also informative comments.

Cristian

Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 9:24 AM

The texture of the flint knapping shows up well, Carol, and a lovely sky as a backdrop.

Dave

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alligatorpants
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22 Feb 2013 - 10:48 AM

Beautiful.

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thedon1941
22 Feb 2013 - 6:36 PM

Lovely image Carol. Kent at it's best. Love that part of the county. Don

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:30 PM

Good lead in with the road. A delightful looking church captured wonderfullyGrin I bet you wouldn't find anything like this in Oz!Wink
Ryan

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