Views: 149 (80 Unique) 
Vote 52
Award Shortlist   

Knock On Wood

By Sezz    
Taken in one of the old cobbled streets of Rye - this door was tiny, well not much taller than me which isn't difficult Wink the door knocker was tiny too so went in close for this one, was about colour and texture for me. The knocker represents Rye Church - some info' below...

For more than 900 years the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, has dominated the hill on which the old town stands.

When the building of the present church was started, early in the 12th century, the town itself and much of the surrounding area was still held, under a Royal deed of gift, by the Abbey of Fecamp in Normandy. It is because of this link with Fecamp and the fact that it had become an important member of the Cinque Ports Confederation that Rye has such a magnificent church, which has sometimes been called 'the Cathedral of East Sussex'.

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Architecture Wood Rye Door Timber East sussex Door knocker South east Cinque ports

Voters: marktc, johnriley1uk, Chant57 and 49 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 5:49PM
An interesting description and excellent processing. Nice one Sarah J.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 6:06PM
This is lovely Sarah. The limited colour palette allows the tones to be fully appreciated, excellent textures and very well composed. Lovely study
14 Nov 2011 6:14PM
Wonderful processing Sarah, it's so perfect for the image, which I really like.

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 6:59PM
How delightful, I shall make a point of looking out for this next June. Very well spotted, and taken.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 7:03PM
excellent processing and interesting background too.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Nov 2011 7:17PM
Good details and textures too Sarah, well worked
Regards Richard
Kenfromsot 9 57 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 7:53PM
Well spotted and captured. Love the processing.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 8:05PM
Really detail shot Sarah. Well processed too.
14 Nov 2011 8:45PM
Great title and processing Sarah,you have a real eye for photographic opportunities Wink
I love this image Sarah, well spotted Grin Excellent title too....... got that song running round my brain now Wink
Julie x x
14 Nov 2011 10:12PM
Well spotted little gem in the village sarah, Really nice with the processing too.

JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
14 Nov 2011 10:25PM
The overall effect of the contrasting textures between the wood and the metal alloy is a nice combination

But what I like most is the detailed ornamental work and the verdigris and orange of the bronze knocker. ( I believe it is bronze, not brass )
Sezz 13 617 15 England
14 Nov 2011 10:27PM
Your time & comments are always appreciated, thank you Smile

Sarah x
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 10:34PM
Well, I missed this one Sarah! Well spotted - there are some beautiful doors in Rye - I'll have to look out for this one.
woodlark 14 542 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 11:22PM
The overall tones of the shot make the texture important the oxidization of the brass knocker and the shinier worn parts give added interest.

Well seen.

Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
15 Nov 2011 5:20AM
wonderful texture Sarah

Hoffy 13 262 16 England
15 Nov 2011 9:14AM
love the texture. Paul
CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 9:38AM
It's like thunder and lightnin'
The way you shot this is frightnin'
Guess I'd better knock...on wood.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
15 Nov 2011 12:35PM
Rich and beautiful.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
15 Nov 2011 12:36PM
Thanks everyone, appreciated!
Clive Smile

Sarah x
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
15 Nov 2011 3:07PM
Pin sharp and a great study Sarah.
A swell capture.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 3:51PM
Lovely little 'cameo' shot !!!!......nice 'punchy' feel to this, which emphasises the textures & notch !!!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Nov 2011 3:54PM
A lovely place - I remember visiting Rye on a day out whilst on holiday in Eastbourne back in the early 90s. You could go up the clocktower, which I did, and it provides a great view of the town. I timed it (not on purpose) to be passing the bell at the top just as it happened to strike!
Anyway, an excellent close-up here, Sarah, and captured the lovely tones and textures in the wood Smile
Trev Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
15 Nov 2011 9:35PM
Gentlemen, thank you! Thanks to those who clicked also - appreciated!
Trev, yes it's a fantastic view from there, all those red rooftops! Hope you didn't do your ear drums any damage!!

Sarah x
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 8:51AM
ooo really like the textures here Sarah.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Nov 2011 4:25PM
Love this excellent textures.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.