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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.

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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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LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 6:02PM
You have captured the atmosphere of this ritual very well.
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2012 10:03PM
Very atmospheric. Paul
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
17 Feb 2012 6:33AM
Love this, Philip, very atmospheric, well captured. Carol
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 10:06AM
magical / mystical
well captured
18 Feb 2012 12:49PM
Magic light.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 7:45AM
Very atmospheric shot,
luceombra 9 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
bornav 9 India
7 Mar 2012 3:41AM
Nice capture of the ceremony in progress! The photo generates an ambience of calmness.
James_C Plus
11 38 57 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 3:16PM
Very nicely done. A really lovely, discreet photograph.

YorkshireSam 11 110 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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