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Knowlton Church

By marktc  
Picture this....

It's August the 1st, sometime between 3 and 4pm. In London Bradley Wiggins is just about to win Gold in the Olympic Time Trials. Somewhere in Dorset, it's cold, wet and windy and there in the middle of a field, a Neolithic Henge surrounds a Medieval Church, that has a reputation for being haunted...

So silly me stops and get's his camera out for a grab shot! I have to say, even in daylight this place is spooky, I was alone and a little uncomfortable being there so this image is not of the best quality as it was a little rushed.

So, a good friend of mine Colin Grace (Elkiebrookes) and I are going to visit at sunset and take advantage of this wonderful location. At least I'll have some tangible company next time!

Tags: Black and white Knowlton church Black and white

Voters: jaktis, WhiteRose1, NaturesHaven and 21 more

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Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 11:53PM
I'll look forward to your sunset image.
Looks an intriging place but as you know yourself,
it needs a bit if sky interest.

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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 3:38AM
Looks eerie for sure. With semi closed eyes it looks a bit like the Egyptien sphinx.
Mind you, it might look tottaly different in the sun set... Interesting! IB
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
15 Aug 2012 6:25AM
Stunning and great capture,very well done,
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
15 Aug 2012 7:40AM
Haunted places are not the best for camera shake!!Tongue A bit central on the composition, Mark, but this has a lot of potential.... if you've got the nerve.

SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
15 Aug 2012 8:09AM
I love a good spook. I like the bleakness of this image.
15 Aug 2012 8:24AM
yes .... well full of atmosphere
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 10:52AM
Great tonal range and composition.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
15 Aug 2012 1:06PM
LOL--- Maybe take a big dog along, and before you go, look up some of the old methods for keeping witches at bay---herbs or some such!

Even this image scares me, wish I was coming along!
15 Aug 2012 1:39PM
Mark, well composed ....... beautiful tones & details. Deep
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
15 Aug 2012 3:10PM
photography can be a bit lonely at times, and when returning from sunsets its always a little dark, i got spooked on my last trip out as there is a dark wood to walk through back to the car, good idea to take a friend along.

you've added to the isolation of this scene by useing the mono treatment.
nice one.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:05PM
Love your story Mark - and I look forward to seeing sunset colours behind this beautiful church soon!
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:21PM
Yes Mark, rather eerie place, but the atmosphere is there
and well shot
and like Ann look forward to the sunset there too
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 8:37PM
Lovely atmospheric image. Dorset a lovely county. I was there last week
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
17 Aug 2012 11:55PM
Works well in mono. Love your narrative here as well.

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