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Fairfield

By Sezz    
Taken on Saturday afternoon on a meet with epz's Dave87, we couldn't have asked for better weather Smile

Fairfield lies between Brookland and Brenzett on a minor road in a deserted part of the Walland Marsh. The area was won from the sea (inned) sometime between 1200 and 1270. The monks from Canterbury built dykes to the western edge of the Rhee Wall (the sea defenses built by the Romans) and enclosed the land so reclaiming the rich and fertile soil from the sea.

Fayrefelde existed before 1595 as a map of the time shows the village approximately where the church now sits. It is likely that as the land became more reclaimed so the village sprung up.

Nowadays all that can be seen is the church lying down from the road embankment which is probably the original inning wall. St Thomas a Becket at Fairfield is one of those churches supported by the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust .

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.

Regards - Sarah x

Tags: Kent Landscape and travel Fairfield Fairfield church Romney marsh Stthomas a becket Walland marsh

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Comments


mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 3:53PM
Beautiful, I like the way the Dyke leads you into the picture and the church,
Mark.

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sketch 9 1.5k United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 3:55PM
THis looks so peaceful and serene, wish i was there now, its cold and wet here

sarah x, the other one lol
Wooly 10 112 4 England
30 Sep 2008 4:37PM
Looks superb large Sarah, great light.

Alan
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
30 Sep 2008 5:06PM
Nice composition Sarah.

Darren.
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 5:57PM
Looks great, Sarah. I like the way the water provides you with a lead in and a reflection.

David
30 Sep 2008 6:01PM
oooooo love the wide open feel to this one Sezz. AGAIN a great view point.
I'm yet to see any of Daves pic's of the day, hope to see some soon.

All the best

John Smile
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
30 Sep 2008 6:11PM
Nice one Sarah and a excellent description

Brian..................................
Ray42 8 3 England
30 Sep 2008 6:18PM
Great shot like the composition on this - Dave said he took you to the sound mirrors - I'm waiting for the posting. I hope they are as good as this one.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
30 Sep 2008 6:22PM
Picturesque, Sarah. Ron.
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
30 Sep 2008 6:38PM
top drawer shot Sarah, excellent

rgds
Dave
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
30 Sep 2008 6:38PM
Well composed, works well in portrait

Stace
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
30 Sep 2008 6:54PM
Nice composition and lead in.
Ty
ChrisOs 11 2 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 7:53PM
It's all been said already. Great lead in lines and comp and I like the look of the water.
Chris
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 8:40PM
Nice comp
John
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 10:19PM
Good viewpoint and depth Sarah.

Nigel
30 Sep 2008 10:54PM
Gorgeous image
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
30 Sep 2008 11:11PM
Thanks to everyone for your time, comments and votes, really appreciated Smile

Sarah x
Dave87 9 42 5 England
1 Oct 2008 1:25AM
Thoroughly enjoying viewing your shots taken on Saturday Sarah and certainly does work a real treat for me. A pleasure to view.

Not sure how to explain to John - I didnít take any mate!! One thing I am sure of - a super lady lives on this page and the weather was great. Sound mirrors on Sunday from me Sarah (I hope).

Dave.
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2008 12:36PM
Looks great Sarah.
I like the way the water provides you with a lead in and a reflection.

marc
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
1 Oct 2008 6:55PM
Dave and Marc - thank you!

Look forward to it Dave Smile

Sarah x
kamera 8 3 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2008 10:05AM
Again Great composition and lead in and the use of the polarizer worked wonders on the sky also helped by the vapour trails . The field to the left just below the horizon line is a little too light and for me there is too much foreground .nearly half of the picture is just grasses If this had been my shot I would have cropped some of this off I would also have reduced the contrast again .This is of course just personal prefernce.
Rgards Colin
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
14 Oct 2008 6:25PM
Thanks for your advice Colin, appreciated!

Sarah x

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