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Forgotten Footsteps

By chase
Took a trip out to see this disused Chruch yesterday,I have been wanting to visit since Keith Henson ( epz if you didn't know Wink ) told me of it's existance some time ago.It's supposed to be one of the most haunted churches around...but I didn't see anything untoward.
Keith did tell me to go early in a morning for the light coming trough the bottom set of windows.. but...I had a lie-in Wink
A beautiful interior in some disrepair,everything has been taken out & just the empty shell remains.
I was quietly clicking away with the camera when suddenly someone turned the light on ! a quick re-adjustment of my bracketing set & I captured the sunlight from the top set of windows hitting the floor right down the middle of the building,lighting the path that I suspect many have walked for one reason or another.
The view here is from the back of the church looking towards the place where the Altar would have once been.

A combination of 5 images,1 stop apart,tonemapped in Photomatix.
Curves adjusted & a slight crop to try & straighten things up a bit in Photoshop.....nothing was really straight in this building,the floor certainly was anything but flat !

F16 manual mode
F/L 10mm
5 bracketed frames
Raw files converted in Lightroom.

I don't think I have ever uploaded into the Architecture category before,so a bit different for me....& there are more,maybe even a mono or two...if I can get to grips with converting a couple.. so be prepared Wink
Thanks for taking the time to look...there is lots to see.
Janet xx

Tags: Sunlight Church General Architecture Stone Religion Wall Hdr Landscape and travel Skidbrooke St botolphs

Voters: pronabk, Oleg_Lobzin, Joline and 51 more

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6 Jul 2010 11:32AM
Well chosen angle. Color and composition are great.
Excellent shot!

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Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
6 Jul 2010 11:43AM
Such a majestic place even in its current state. You have captured it's spirit well.
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
6 Jul 2010 12:07PM
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Jul 2010 12:52PM
An excellent capture, great perspective and composition, a fine image, Janet. Carol
ge22y 10 115 12 Wales
6 Jul 2010 1:23PM
What a stunning location... Great composition and nicely processed.
astyag 10 12
6 Jul 2010 2:06PM
What a beautiful scene! nicely captured indeed
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Jul 2010 2:41PM
Beautifully captured at the perfect moment. At one time there probably was stained glass in that window and would have been spectacular. Wonderful old church and captured well.........Sandy
6 Jul 2010 3:54PM
ps notes.doc
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Jul 2010 4:11PM
Thanks all.

Many thanks for your GEA Val,much appreciated Smile
Janet xx
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 5:34PM
excellent use of light
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 5:34PM
Looks good large Jan , you handled the range great. ! x
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
6 Jul 2010 5:56PM
Fine image Janet with super dooper detail.
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 6:44PM
happy to be number 30
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 7:13PM
Excellent work as always, And love the mod by Eviscera
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 7:22PM
Such an attractive church, lovely arches and ceiling, you have certainly done it justice, wouldn't have known it was abandoned, it looks is quite good condition.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Jul 2010 7:30PM
Thanks everyone.
Cool mod Dave,can I borrow your highly secret zap tool please ? Wink
Janet xx
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 7:50PM
Itl cost ya Wink
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Jul 2010 8:11PM

Quote:Itl cost ya

I'm skint...just had to get a new exhaust for mi car Sad can I have it on tick ? Wink
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 8:22PM
Nice detail janet and superb processing. Did you go alone to this Haunted Chyrch ?

9 10 10 England
6 Jul 2010 8:31PM
Lovely detail and light. Bet it made you jump when the light went on!!
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Jul 2010 8:31PM
Thanks I.G. no,I didn't go by myself,my other half went with me....but it was such a peaceful place,no noise,no people....wouldn't have liked to have been there in the dark though Sad
Lol Joan,would have made me jump more had the light totally gone out...I would have been gone from there like a shot.....whoooooooosh.... !!
Janet xx
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 9:00PM
Pleased to make this the 40 vote, so well detailed and what a wonderful composition
well shot
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
6 Jul 2010 9:31PM
Its missing....the pink fluffy robe! Wink

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Jul 2010 9:50PM
Great light Janet - very tidy for a disused property - did you get the brush out.Wink
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Jul 2010 10:19PM 'gardening' done here Brian just as it was Wink. The Church & grounds are still maintained,grass cut & leaves swept away etc. I think it's done by one of the Heritage organizations as it's a place of National Historic interest.
soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
7 Jul 2010 12:19AM
out standing in every aspect love the light perspective and whole comp...!

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
7 Jul 2010 8:22AM
Fabulous light and an all round gorgeous shot Janet .... very much my type of image. I remember this place from years ago when Keith uploaded one ..... it impressed me then and it impresses me now.
Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2010 3:22PM
Wonderful location and superbly photographed, like your composition.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
7 Jul 2010 4:49PM
Prefer this one of the two.

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
10 Jul 2010 8:22PM
love it.lesley

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