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Incense

By Philip_H
This clandestine capture is from an impromptu stop at Brinkburn priory, picturesquely set by a bend in the River Coquet in Northumberland. Established as a house of Augustinian canons in c.1135, the late 12th-century church, re-roofed and repaired in 1858, is intact. Parts of the cloisters also survive, embodied in a nearby manor house. Although now a peaceful and tranquil place in the care of English Heritage, church services and concerts are still occasionally held here, and as luck would have it a service with incense was taking place during our visit. This restricted full access to all parts of the church, but it made for a great 'monastic' atmosphere with the choir singing and a good photographic opportunity.

Thanks for all the C&C's on my recent classic car set and other uploads.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Northumberland Architecture Mass Altar Incense Clergy Priests Brinkburn priory Portraits and people Chancel

Voters: LynneJoyce, BrianSS, BarbaraR and 20 more


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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 6:02PM
You have captured the atmosphere of this ritual very well.

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PaulLiley 6 2 13 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2012 10:03PM
Very atmospheric. Paul
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
17 Feb 2012 6:33AM
Love this, Philip, very atmospheric, well captured. Carol
18 Feb 2012 10:06AM
magical / mystical
well captured
18 Feb 2012 12:49PM
Magic light.
22 Feb 2012 7:45AM
Very atmospheric shot,
Johanna
luceombra 4 27 5 Italy
23 Feb 2012 8:06AM
Wonderful capture indeed. This picture is very suitable for further processing. Have you considered the possibility of a sepia version?
Take care
Al
bornav 4 India
7 Mar 2012 3:41AM
Nice capture of the ceremony in progress! The photo generates an ambience of calmness.
James_C 6 36 56 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 3:16PM
Very nicely done. A really lovely, discreet photograph.

James
YorkshireSam 6 106 3 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:17PM
That has really captured the atmosphere, that light from the side is perfect ! Nice work !

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