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Final resting place

By redstag  
With such an Ecclesiastical name, you might expect Cropwell Bishop to have a Cathedral rather than a parish church. However a small church is what it has, dedicated to St Giles.

This is taken from the back of the church, so you are looking at the East Window here.

For such a small church it has a lovely set of 6 bells, with practice night every Monday. I have tried ringing them, but I must admit that I have forgotten all the different peels and so forth, so whilst I can happily ring call changes, I cannot get to grips with the intricacies of Plain Bob minor!

As many churches do, Cropwell struggles to find ringers, so I must admit to tinges of guilt that I didn't try harder with reviving this childhood skill.

The shot is HDR (No I hear you all cry, I don't believe it!) from 6 images processed with Photomatix3 which really is an improvement on the old version and worth trying if you haven't already.

The Cropwell series continues!!


ps Thanks all for the comments and clicks so far on this series, it has surprised me.

Tags: Church Architecture Nottinghamshire Hdr Cropwell bishop Landscape and travel Church street Nottingham road

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9 May 2008 5:26PM
Great work and a good result.
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
9 May 2008 5:39PM
Great work love the toning going to see if I get photomatix 3

Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 7:03PM
like the "open grave" in the f.g Jon

Its a great series and unusual to add vibrance to usually sombre scenes.

Brenty 15 12 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 7:34PM
Fantastic capture and treatment. Very well done.
danbrann 17 640 17
9 May 2008 7:45PM
A good image of this fine old building.
redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 8:06PM
Now, there's an idea for a mod Dave, if only I had your skills with Photoshop, I could create an arm reaching out of the grave!
9 May 2008 8:54PM
Great piece of work Jon, well done.

9 May 2008 9:17PM
Love HDR great capture and effect
TrevorPlumbe 15 60 England
10 May 2008 8:04AM
Pleased to be no 30,great capture
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
10 May 2008 8:31AM
Lovely picture with really good colours and composition and as always a excellent description accompanying the image which I feel is so important. Thanks Jon. Smile

garymcparland 15 343 3 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 11:00PM
Lovely church and i really like all the little headstones pointing in different directions. Good composition and good PP work

chris-p Plus
16 75 England
16 May 2008 3:45PM
Just enough hdr to make it stand out...agree about pm3..lots better Smile
26 May 2008 9:25AM
You have just viewed my image of the Omakau HIlls - thank you for your feedback.

I just love this image of the church and graves. I suspected it was HDR when I first saw it....


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Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
28 May 2008 7:18PM
Another fine shot in this series, like the way you've caught the light on the church and the detail in the stonework

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