Steeped in history

by Helen Hooker November. 03, 2011 4932 views

After I??d finished work at Bedales School this afternoon I stopped off at the village churchto take a look around. Steep Church was originally built in the twelfth century but it??s had many later architectural additions. I was looking forward to seeing an engraved window in memory of the World War I poet Edward Thomas who lived locally. Sadly it was vandalised recently so this wasn??t possible but I??ll go back in a few months to see if it??s been repaired. In the end my favourite shot of this brief visit was a photo of one of the other windows and there was something about the texture of the glass and the render on the walls which just seemed to cry out for a black and white conversion.

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Tom 6 years ago

Wonderful capture

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Beth 6 years ago

wonderful shot. love the b&w with this picture because it brings out the age and texture. I like the symmetry of this shot too. It is so irritating when people do such senseless things.

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Larry Nelson 6 years ago

Black and white is perfect for "aging" this window, Helen. Very nice.

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 6 years ago

Just beautiful. Love this kind of "harmony"

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Pete 6 years ago

great in B&W. soft texture with the hard lines of the window makes for lovely contrast

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Glo 6 years ago

lovely ...but looks like sepia tone to me :-) either way, its a striking shot!

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Lukesmom 6 years ago

This is a gorgeous shot and I agree about it looking great in b&w. Nicely done.

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 6 years ago

great shot! fantastic texture:)

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Marsha 6 years ago

Yes, I agree the B/W works VERY well in this case.....really brings out the wonderful texture!

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Josy 6 years ago

It's a pity for the History, but the current history is made by destructions for doubtless the pleasure
A beautiful and sad photo !

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Moira 6 years ago

I don't understand that type of vanadalism either , They obviously don'T know the history behind certain memorial windows or sculptures etc.
Nice in B&W

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David Swatton 6 years ago

I wonder what kind of moron would vandalise a stained glass window?

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Olga Helys 6 years ago

Interesting and beautiful window
Great stories behind this one !
Nice grey colour tones
Nice mood
Great job

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Mark 6 years ago


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