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St Mary's Church Cheshunt

By MrBMorris
Hey there, this is my first attempt at HDR and I thought I'd try it on the local church to see what I could get, this is the result.

All comments and advice welcomed!

Enjoy your weekend.

Ben.

I've included a brief history of the church below.

Brief history

1086 Mention of Church in Cheshunt in Doomsday Book.
1331 Record of meeting of Augustines.
1418-1448 Present building created by rector Nicholas Dixon. His tomb is beneath the present alter. Dedicated to St Mary instead of St John. Further re-orderings in 19th century and again in 1961. In the early 19th century there were galleries.
1625 Royal coat of arms is of Charles II who died at Theobalds in 1625.
1636-1760 Original six bells installed.
c1750 Clock installed.
1872-3 South Chapel opened.
1887 Wooden screen installed across nave.
1891 Organ rebuilt in present position, originally beneath tower, and then in choir stalls.
1902 Wooden redos behind alter installed.
1911 Bells recast, two more added.
1920 War Memorial installed - includes black and white tiles in sanctuary.
1945 V-2 landed at junction of Bury Green Road and Pengelly Close. Destroyed most of the 15th century windows on south side and damaged east window. Restored east window shows a Christmas tree and the children of the then Vicar (bottom right hand corner of left hand panel).
1961 Wooden screen across nave removed.
1971 Bishops College closes. Many fittings moved to South Chapel.
2008 Current incumbent, the Revd John Williams, installed at St Mary's Church.

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Comments


canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 7:58PM
A fantastic image and really sharp
Jim

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tonyguitar 4 55 32 Canada
9 Jun 2012 8:09PM
As a sensitive artist you must grit teeth and accept a little pain as I perform surgery.

First crop between rightmost headstone and tree. Second crop bottom to near foot of same headstone. Third, crop left side to suit.

Brings your image closer where I can enjoy it better. Otherwise its a lovely image. TG
ElmsArt 10 82 1 Scotland
9 Jun 2012 8:36PM
A beautiful old church. What life it has seen in its 1000 yrs.

Jackie
jdinne 13 16 England
9 Jun 2012 10:10PM
Love churches and this is really good. I have a few church shots where I have applied a mild hdr effect. Well done.

John
Peter23 8 23 2
10 Jun 2012 5:29PM
Excellent first attempt mate. I agree with the crop suggestion, a definate for me. Improvements to be made, but a fantastic first effort to be proud of. Have not walked through there in years! Nice little church.
MrBMorris 9 27 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 6:23PM
I disagree with the crop, I've played with the crop suggestion and to me I feel it doesn't work as well. I like the fact that you can see the plots of where the head stones are and if I were to crop it as tight as has been suggested it just looks like their poking out of the bottom and the trees don't work as well.

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