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St Mary's Church

By TrevBatWCC    
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.

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

Trev Smile

Tags: Whitby Architecture St marys church

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Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 1:51PM
You comment on how dark it is inside the Church, my first thought was how light it is. Very impressed at the quality of the images re cranking up the ISO so much, Nice set, you certainly have covered all the bases in Whitby.


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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Aug 2014 2:03PM
Fine set Grin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Aug 2014 2:46PM
Excellent interior captures, Trev, love V.4. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 3:43PM
A lovely set Trev. My personal favourite is V3.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 4:55PM
Most impressive set Trev, the light you have got here
is good and has to be V 4 for me
JOKEN 8 3 10 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 5:25PM
Church interiors are nearly always interesting and offer good subjects. Lighting is sometimes a problem but you have coped admirably
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 6:02PM
The interior has a look of chapel about it, I suppose its all the changes over the years. Excellent set Trev.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 6:22PM
each one is special
never been in there
you make me want to visit it again
An excellent set of images of a lovely church, well taken considering the ISO being so high, it am very impressed Trev.

Mary Grin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Aug 2014 8:07PM
After view the images and then reading your intro, I too am surprised that you said it was darkish as my first impression was how bright it was compared to so many church interiors.
I'd never have guessed you upped the ISO so much.
An excellent set documenting this attractive interior.
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
13 Aug 2014 9:59PM
Super set of images!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
13 Aug 2014 11:05PM
Wonder what the charcoal stove is for Trev ?
Perhaps they sell baked tatties during the break in prayers !!
Good set.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Aug 2014 11:23AM

Quote:Wonder what the charcoal stove is for Trev ?
It's to keep the congregation from freezing in the winter months, Mick! Wink
Trev Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
14 Aug 2014 7:19PM
Very well captured, Trev, the three tiered pulpit is quite a rare feature.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
15 Aug 2014 6:28PM
You did well Trev in the gloom with your very much upped ISO. My favourite is version 4 , Love all the coloured windows xx

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