Old Saxon Church. Albury, Surrey.


pschlute

Link Posted 07/09/2021 - 16:53

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 07/09/2021 - 17:22
Nice little set Peter - that first shot is an absolute classic shot of an English country church so simple and effective
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redbusa99

Link Posted 07/09/2021 - 20:31
Good set. The Dome on the tower looks an interesting anomally on a Saxon Church. Most of the villages around Cirencester have Saxon or Norman Churches ,sometimes a mix of both, The skill of the builders always amazes me.
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Link Posted 07/09/2021 - 21:28
redbusa99 wrote:
Good set. The Dome on the tower looks an interesting anomally on a Saxon Church. Most of the villages around Cirencester have Saxon or Norman Churches ,sometimes a mix of both, The skill of the builders always amazes me.

I suspect the dome is a later addition, but I am no expert.
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RobL

Link Posted 08/09/2021 - 07:44
Churches with Ango-Saxon origins were altered and extended in the following centuries, as in this one where the dome, tower and windows are glaring examples. In churches near me the original elements are almost buried within the fabric and need to be sought out. However there is still a wonderful sense of stillness and timelessness as captured in the third photo above, which makes it my favourite.

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Link Posted 08/09/2021 - 09:02
Here is another.


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redbusa99

Link Posted 08/09/2021 - 09:12
Beautiful. Is the church actually used or is it looked after by Churches Conservation Trust as quite a few are in my area that no longer get used.
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Link Posted 08/09/2021 - 10:37
redbusa99 wrote:
Beautiful. Is the church actually used or is it looked after by Churches Conservation Trust as quite a few are in my area that no longer get used.

It is looked after by the CCT as you suspected. No services are conducted there.
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Sry

Link Posted 09/09/2021 - 21:29
2 & 3 are wonderfully framed interiors (if a bit unsettling in their spatial distortion). The very last you added is right up my alley - I would probably have seen exactly the same view (but with a 28mm on APS-C, so probably something like a square crop of the middle of your image)! But then I would have stripped all that distracting colour away.

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Link Posted 09/09/2021 - 22:18
Sry wrote:
2 & 3 are wonderfully framed interiors (if a bit unsettling in their spatial distortion). The very last you added is right up my alley - I would probably have seen exactly the same view (but with a 28mm on APS-C, so probably something like a square crop of the middle of your image)! But then I would have stripped all that distracting colour away.

The last is my favourite too. It is a work in progress as I intend to get it printed at 24x16. it involved sitting on the floor holding the camera on a bench and looking at the LV screen to get everything as level as possible. As soon as I lifted my head up a fraction too much it created a shadow in the light from the window behind me. I had the whole church to myself the whole time I was there. As it is sited on private land and has no car park or proper road it does not get many passing visitors except locals and the odd sheep.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 09/09/2021 - 23:43
Love 'em, particularly the last one.
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womble

Link Posted 10/09/2021 - 09:22
Some lovely shots there. What is the thing on the tripod in the second photo? The second photo also needs its colour balance correcting as with the last shot.

As anyone who follows my Instagram feed knows, I spend a lot of time photographing churches. This is exactly "my sort of thing".

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pschlute

Link Posted 10/09/2021 - 11:42
womble wrote:
What is the thing on the tripod in the second photo?

Two prayer books. The tripod looks more like a candle stand I think.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 13/09/2021 - 10:53
pschlute wrote:
Here is another.


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I like this! Unusual and interesting composition
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