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Steeped in history

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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    • # Beth

      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.

      2011.11.05 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pete

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

      2011.11.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Glo

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

      2011.11.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lukesmom

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

      2011.11.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

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

      2011.11.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Josy

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

      2011.11.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Moira

      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

      2011.11.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Olga Helys

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

      2011.11.03 Edited Reply Cancel