A Parish Church


Link Posted 05/02/2022 - 00:39
St Mary's, Hemel Hempstead, photographed a week ago during a stroll with my Pentax MX-1. All at ISO 100. Av Mode, all at f/2.8. Focal lengths in FF equivalents. All camera JPEGs with adjustments in PaintShop Pro.

1. 32mm; 1/2000s; -1EV. One of the tallest church spires in Europe:

2. 78mm; 1/2000s;-1EV. The clock and bell tower:

3. 72mm; 1/400s. The pathway to the main entrance door:

These two windows are just inside the main entrance (taken in natural light):

4. 28mm; 1/80s.

5. 28mm; 1/100s

Any comments welcome.



Link Posted 05/02/2022 - 01:21
I like that the stonework is visible in the windows. All one normally gets is a bright window in near-black frames.
I cringe to think what all that lead on the spire weighs. The supporting structure must be worth seeing.
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Link Posted 05/02/2022 - 14:03
Lovely set of images.
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Link Posted 06/02/2022 - 09:34
Magnificent Church superbly captured - that little MX-1 is such a capable camera, and you certainly know how to use if effectively, who would know the difference between these and K1 images


Link Posted 08/02/2022 - 21:44
Thank you, David - I haven't been able to find the weight of the lead spire, only that (perhaps not surprisingly, given the age of the church) it is supported by a wooden structure.

Thank you for your comment, Kris.

Thanks also, LB. The comparison I found interesting (although obviously not a fair one!) is that the MX-1 cost me £180, about one tenth the price of a K-3iii.



Link Posted 09/02/2022 - 05:51
That has to be the tallest spire I have ever seen. Magnificent.

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Link Posted 09/02/2022 - 08:28
Great coverage and quality images. Very well photographed.

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