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St Mary's Church

By TrevBatWCC    
Dating from 1110, St Mary's Church greets you on reaching the top of the 199 steps. I've taken many photos of it whilst in Whitby, so went for something a little different and framed it through the gateway at the far end of the graveyard.

Techie stuff: see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Whitby Graveyard Architecture Landscape and travel St marys church

Voters: Hurstbourne, shoestring, woolybill1 and 43 more

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 9:40AM
I like your choice of pov, Trev, enlivened as it is by the shadow on the left. I'm amazed to see the churchyard empty!
A well thought-out and different composition.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 9:55AM
This is the best shot of St Mary's I've ever seen, beautifully composed right down to the balance of one and two gateposts and the lead-in shadow.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
23 Jul 2012 10:07AM
A smashing POV Trev and the processing suits the image.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Jul 2012 10:32AM
Using the gateposts for a frame is a good idea, allowing the cobbles and paved pathway to lead one on to the church: very well arranged shot, Trev.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 10:41AM
I couldnt agree with Moira more
You have excelled here
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 10:57AM
A very detail and informative pre0narrative, and an image truly made by the hand of god, with a little help from your good self.

Regards Nathan
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Jul 2012 11:23AM
All those curves on the church make it look as if you've manipulated it to be strange and weird. But up large we can see it's an optical illusion. Really lovely work here Trev.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 11:31AM
The view through the gates works really well in giving added interest to this shot and the path gives a great lead-in. Nice work Trev.
Ayoob 7 Australia
23 Jul 2012 11:35AM
Great shot and very well detailed image..........Grin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
23 Jul 2012 12:25PM
You have composed this capture with excellence Trev, top marks my friend.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Jul 2012 1:01PM
One of my favourite locations, Trev, and a view I've not seen before, especially without tourists/goths etc. I like the glimpse of coast behind putting it in its setting.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Jul 2012 1:09PM
A wonderful composition, Trev, and your processing is perfect. Carol
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Jul 2012 1:36PM
I think after climbing 199 steps Trev,
I would be a permanent feature in the graveyard !!
Good shot.
Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 1:58PM
I didn't recognise the church until I read the description, I love the composition and use of the posts to lead you in to the picture. For me the signs spoilt it a bit but there is not an awful lot you can do about them, unless you fancy a long cloning exercise!

Maybe worth trying it in black and white as well. I've photographed this church myself in mono and it looks great (It's in my portfolio somewhere!)

Great effort.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
23 Jul 2012 4:37PM
Now I don't know this location, but I have to say I would find it hard to believe that there is a better pov to be found than this. Spot on choice, Trev, and your iconic processing is so well suited the subject.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 6:21PM
I like the way you've framed the church with the entrance, Trev, and that great shadow in the foregroound.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
23 Jul 2012 7:45PM
like the framing. you do good compositions.lesley
moiral 8 12 Scotland
23 Jul 2012 7:48PM
Beautifully composed Trev. I feel that I could almost reach out and touch those posts. Wonderful shot. Moira
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 9:50PM
Love the way you have composed this Trev
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Jul 2012 10:16PM
Well, just got back from the Camera Club meeting, where I won the digital projected images section of the Club's competition, to find I've got a UA! Thanks ever so much, Ann, I'm doubly chuffed tonight! Wink
Trev Smile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 6:40AM
Superb shot Trev like the way its framed and the proccessing is just wonderfulSmile Mkaes me want to go back and get some more photos
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 11:40AM
Great processing, love the light, contrast and compGrin
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 1:34PM
Excellent image well composed and captured great sky very nicely processed and whats more its one of my favourite areas to visit xx
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 4:43PM
Interesting as all your work is.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 9:29PM
Stunning! What an image, well done!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 10:26PM
Very deserving award for this beauty Trev
a great scene and so well worked
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 10:02AM
Beautifully framed by the gate posts - A lovely composition Trev and well presented as ever SmileSmile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Jul 2012 10:55AM
Like your framing here Trevor, good details and tones too
Regards Richard

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