On the Wednesday morning of my Whitby holiday, I visited St Mary's Church, which stands atop the East Cliff. The oldest parts, primarily the tower and basic structure, are Norman and date from around 1110. The church has various extensions, modifications and furnishings which have been added over the centuries, the interior being mostly 18th-century. The nave is filled with box pews, some of which say "For Strangers Only." Each is furnished with a carpeted floor and upholstered cushions. Above are galleries to seat more of the large congregation. In the midst of it all is a large charcoal stove, still in use, with flue rising to the ceiling. The triple-decker pulpit, shown close up in V2, dates from 1778, and stands aloft above all the pews.
It's quite dark inside the church, especially with the weather being dull outside that day, and not having my tripod, I upped the ISO to 2500 to be able to take the shots hand-held.
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.
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St marys church