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Cobham Church

By NDODS    
This image of Cobham Church was captured a little while ago now whilst out and about with my Support Worker. Cobham has many connections with Charles Dickens, so much so that the curate actually asked me for 15.00 before I had a chance to press the shutter.

I had a lovely day out yesterday, my Turkish haircut and shave was brilliant so much so that I came out feeling and looking 3 weeks younger.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead we are forecasted 18 hours of snow. Julie's school will be closing at 12:30 in order that staff can get home. "This never happened when I was teaching?"

Take care and keep warm

Regards Nathan

Tags: Church Architecture Historical Charles dickens Cobham Literature

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 7:52AM
brilliant detail nathan wonderful light and comp love the sky a cracker nice one Wink

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dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 7:57AM
A stunning picture of the church. i do like the way you have composed the picture withe the lead in of the path

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
18 Jan 2013 7:57AM
Quite a moody image Nathan i like it , composition is brill quite a dark image but it conveys the mood wonderfully. Hope you are well Grin

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Jan 2013 8:05AM
I love Dickens' characters and I like this shot a lot. The colour of the clouds is matching the colour of the church and the gravestones so well. The silly question is, is the colour of the clouds natural or worked to be so to achieve a nice overall tone?
18 Jan 2013 8:09AM
An excellent image Nathan. The pathway leading the eye in nicely. Well captured
Jellyfire 6 41 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 8:11AM
Love it Nathan, almost has a 3D quality because of the great detail, and I really like the way the path leads the eye into the image
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
18 Jan 2013 8:22AM
Fantasic image!SmileSmileSmile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
18 Jan 2013 8:36AM
The path provides the ideal lead into this fine composition.

18 Jan 2013 8:43AM
Lovely picture! I hope you didn't pay the 15 - I refuse to pay to go into/photograph God's house! What happened to living by faith???
One of my favourite places in Kent. i struggled to get the picture I really wanted at this church.. youve captured it perfectly.
18 Jan 2013 8:52AM
Super composition Nathan,
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jan 2013 8:55AM
A beautiful capture and processing Nathan. I cannot believe that you had to pay 15 for taking a photo, though, what a way to boost the church funds Wink Carol
Richsr 11 91 223 England
18 Jan 2013 8:55AM
Like your lead in for this one Nathan
regards Richard
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:00AM
3 weeks younger .... mmmm
and also when a teacher I never went home early ...
gosh havent times changed
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:06AM
Gorgeous image well worth the 15 but fancy that! Bit of a shock to be approached by the curate asking for money even though the church is steeped in history, I have never heard of this before and certainly has never happened to me, I have photographed many churches, must have picked the cheap onesWink well done Nathan
Alda 5 70 30 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:17AM
18 Jan 2013 9:23AM
An excellent image. I like the moody colours of the clouds
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:26AM
Superb image Nathan, excellent composition and light, I'll make no comment about the curate asking for 15 :-(

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jan 2013 9:36AM
A bit of a gas requesting money before snapping something so obviously within the public domain.
But a very moody shot you got.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Jan 2013 9:38AM
15.00 is outrageous Nathan, all the Cathedrals I have photographed only ask for a donation, the most being 5.00 and they ask why people are stopping going to church, any way mate a stunner of a photograph and the processing superb, glad you enjoyed your haircut and shave, had the same done in London some years ago and I came out 25.00 lighter.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Jan 2013 9:45AM
Lovely lead in and beautifully processed, Nathan. The Burmese Temples were free to enter but charged for photos... they learn quickly.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
18 Jan 2013 10:07AM
'3 weeks younger' GrinGrinGrin

Good composition. Has an eerie feel
Tibetan 5 3 England
18 Jan 2013 10:30AM
15. blimey quick off the starting blocks there!, hope you got more than one photo at that price Nathan, good angle for the shot, like the trees either side, nice moody sky and good colours, I think I have decided I like it lol. yep! but not going there myself ha ha ha, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
18 Jan 2013 10:30AM
a donation...yes, but 15 smackers????....hope he took paypal GrinGrinGrin

wonderful - quintessentially English Smile
18 Jan 2013 10:31AM
Beautiful composition and lead in to the picture Nathan.

phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 11:13AM
Excellent composition with a great lead into. .....Phil
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
18 Jan 2013 11:16AM
What a beautiful shot, it almost looks like a painting. Beautifully composed. Ann.
18 Jan 2013 11:16AM
A lovely atmospheric shot and a beautiful church. Very nice Nathan,
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 11:17AM
Wonderful old Church but 15 is a big ask!
What a moody sky to match the feel of the graveyard.
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 11:33AM
A wonderful image--great lead-in, a moody atmosphere and superb textures
a beautiful image well taken'

18 Jan 2013 12:15PM
Great pic with full of impact.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 12:29PM
Excellent lead in to the wonderful old church Nathan. Like it a lot.

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 12:31PM
Can't beat a good church photo, our only "free" link to history.

Gareth Smile
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 12:38PM
Wonderful light on this atmospheric shot - I really like it.
18 Jan 2013 1:06PM
fine work with this one Nathan Excellent

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Jan 2013 1:31PM
15 just to take a photo! I'd have politely told him to go away, and sneaked a shot when he wasn't looking! Wink It's a very lovely old church though, and nicely captured, Nathan Smile
Trev Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Jan 2013 1:53PM
This is a stunning image of this lovely place Nathan !!
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 2:02PM
Superb image Nathan, everything is spot on.
Regards, Alf.
Humblebee 5 1 England
18 Jan 2013 2:23PM
Another very fine image Nathan, beautifully presented and processed ... and we never got let out of school even with fog so thick you couldn't see your hand at arms reach, let alone snow Wink ... Carol Grin
18 Jan 2013 2:26PM
The clock running one hour advance. A fine image.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 2:45PM
Some excellent comments NathanGrinGrin
I will add my twopenneth now...................... on second thoughts....................I will keep zippedTongueSadSad Leon will be disappointedWinkGrinGrin
Terrific image Nathan............and the write up is great too!
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
18 Jan 2013 3:11PM
Wonderful looking place with an excellent lead-in. Love the moody feel to this image.

Started snowing here about an hour ago. Don't think they'll have closed the schools yet as it hasn't amounted to much so far though I strongly suspect it has plans. Grin

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 3:48PM
A great image Nathan,
Ali GrinGrin
MMM THREE WEEKS YOUNGER I feel three stone lighter when I go, maybe if I go this one I could be lighter and younger, now there's a thing, good lead in Nathan well composed image, did you pay 15 big ones mmmm I wonder.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 4:35PM
Gorgeous moody image, Nathan. I love that overcast light!

I hope the snow doesn't put too many people out Sad

Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 5:37PM
Cracking atmospheric image did you pay the 15 quid
Pinnace 9 12 Wales
18 Jan 2013 5:41PM
Let's hope the money goes to a good cause other than the church coffers - hope you asked for a receipt.....mind, the resulting image good fetch far more in sales Wink
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 6:16PM
Nicely processed but no comment on the 15 though.
18 Jan 2013 6:40PM
Brilliant Nathan, what a winner, smashing view point and nicely worked.

John Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:19PM
Did you pay him the 15?
a great image Nathan and bet it will be covered in snow by now
18 Jan 2013 10:22PM
Great shot love the sky
18 Jan 2013 10:30PM
Wonderful moody image Nathan. Don
18 Jan 2013 11:26PM
A very striking photo Nathan!e lighting is superb as everyone is saying! I used to live down that way and always enjoyed a walk round the church grounds before going to the Leather Bottle!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jan 2013 12:01AM
A fine shot of this lovely old church, excellent composition and lead in. 15 to take photographs, you are having a giraffe surely!!!
19 Jan 2013 2:51AM
A superb composition. Has a great atmospheric mood.

oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:54AM
looks a great location Nathan ,lovely lead in to your composition with that moody sky above .Wink
snows still falling here Sad
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 8:30AM
Nice comp Nathan and a moody sky, lovely church, like the skew whiff headstones, Peter..
1881 6 India
19 Jan 2013 4:25PM
A stunningly beautiful photo.

Regards - Sanjeev -
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:41PM
A wonderful image, Nathan, as always well thought out composition, lots of fine detail and luv your style of processing.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile
1881 6 India
19 Jan 2013 4:52PM
An excellent image Nathan jee.

Regards - SANJEEV -
A Macro lens giving good detail at 1/250?.
Well composed. WesternRed.
platzy 5 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:46PM
Love the sky and the moody colour tones, great image.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
22 Jan 2013 12:13AM
Very very nice Nathan,the light on the building brings out the detail..

avacreates 6 448 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 3:05AM
Absolutely love this image - English History is fascinating but alas where is Robin Hood with his bow and arrow when you need him ?
Sending healthy blessings your way Grin
(thank you for your wonderful support commenting my images with inspirational words and voting)
26 Jan 2013 5:27PM
I love the way you have processed this image, the colours are great. I don't think I would have paid though.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
1 Feb 2013 5:42PM
'Superb architectural & scenic color Image rendering' ~ Peter
10 Feb 2013 9:35AM
Great angle and mood

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