Views 130 Unique 76
Vote 49
Award Shortlist   

Glories Past

By andy_AHG    
Wentworth Old Church, in the village of Wentworth near Barnsley, traces its origins back to the 13th century and contains the tombs of many of the Wentworth family and the Earls of Strafford. The tower dates to the 14/15th, the rest of the current church being rebuilt in 1684 for William Wentworth. Although the majority of the church is now in ruins (the north chapel still intact), it is still clear to see what a magnificent building it must have been in it's prime. It was replaced by a new church, which stands immediately to the south in 1877 and the old church fell out of use. It now stands sentient over the churchyard, all faded glory and weathered stone.

Thomas Wentworth was an advisor to Charles I, High Sheriff of Yorkshire and the first Earl of Strafford. However, he seems to have fallen from favour and in 1641 was imprisoned in the Tower of London on a charge of treason. Charles I found himself under immense pressure from parliament to sign Wentworth's death warrant, which he did on 10th May 1641. Wentworth was executed two days later and his body still lies under this church. When Charles I was himself executed eight years later, he seemed to be of the opinion that it was his punishment for allowing the execution of Thomas Wentworth.

Tags: Barnsley Church Graveyard Architecture Ruins Black and white Rotherham Wentworth Landscape and travel South yorkshire

Voters: mrswoolybill, woolybill1, h4rsx and 46 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Panasonic 'Nature' Competition - Win A LUMIX FZ1000 II!

Comments


paulknight 9 2 8 New Zealand
26 Sep 2012 9:30AM
Beautiful result. Looks mystical which seems appropriate. Well done.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2065 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 9:31AM
There's a fascinating tension in the angles here, it suggests that the dead do not rest peacefully.
Moira
h4rsx 9 17 5 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 9:35AM
I do like the mono treatment you've given this Andy, top notch and works very well given the theme of of the image.

Harsharn
26 Sep 2012 9:37AM
Super, atmospheric image!
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 10:36AM
Great stuff.......... interesting write up too.
Diane
Kenfromsot 11 61 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 11:56AM
Lovely mono Andy.

Ken
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.2k 156 England
26 Sep 2012 12:44PM
Quite fittingly darkly dramatic. Excellent mood given by the processing.

Dave
Richsr 12 91 223 England
26 Sep 2012 1:46PM
Well worked with this image, godo comp and mono processing to bring out a mood and details too
Regards Richard
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
26 Sep 2012 2:14PM
Superb mono!
Growmore Plus
10 4 3 England
26 Sep 2012 5:01PM
Great composition and a fantastic mono work.
27 Sep 2012 12:10AM
Superb composition, Andy.
Alun
27 Sep 2012 2:36AM
Very dramatic clouds. Nice comp. Deep
jasonrwl Plus
9 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:18AM
Superb image Andy and a really interesting narrative - thank you.
Jason
almiles 9 38 102 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 2:07PM
Great symmetry between the grave stones and the shape of the church. The ruinous nature suits the mono conversion and looming skies.
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 5:21PM
Superb image, great work Andy.
Brian
mixpics 7 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:52PM
Brilliant image.SmileSmileSmile
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 10:26PM
great title, processing., light....well as usual with you..bloody good everything Andy Smile

Gareth
Bonico 9 Romania
2 Dec 2012 9:20AM
Like it.
Bogdan.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.