After a great deal of procrastination and eBay’ing I have finally bought a wide angle lense, a Sigma EX 10-20mm F/4.0-5.6. I used it through a recent trip to Cordoba (not yet the subject of an entry here but soon I hope) and this evening took it to the beach as low tide and dusk coincided.
The interior is as beautifully looked after as all the Churches Conservation Trust properties. The interior arch has some unusual carvings of “beakheads – boggle-eyed monsters with beaks, tongues and squid-like tentacles that frown and glare at visitors below.”
The door arch and iron fittings are original 12th century and have been moved at least three times.
The door arch and brackets are 12 century and have been taken apart and re-assembled three times.
The graveyard contains a variety of differing crosses and carvings.
At a photographic club lecture I heard probably the clearest description of the point and practice of HDR images so I thought I would combine some spare time, a convenient golden hour window and a trip to Shoreham to see what I could achieve. I am quite pleased with the result below.
On the return journey I stopped on the bridge across the estuary and took the image below of the houseboats (I assume).
On a journey back from a break in Cornwall (hopefully I’ll get time to post some images from that shortly) we stopped in the tiny village of Whitchurch Canonicorum and the church of Church of St Candida and Holy Cross which is unusual as being the only religious site (other than Westminster Abbey) in England to have survived the Reformation with its relics intact.
But is obviously still a working church.
Interior from the nave.
Interior from the altar.
A church still very much in use by the local community.
It has some fun exterior and interior gargoyles.
And walking around the back shows a fascinating mix of architecture acquired in it’s long life.