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The making of a photograph - video
Ashwell in Hertfordshire is full of the vernaculars: timber framed buildings to fill your boots dashed with a touch of pargetting.
Bosham is a place that perfectly matches the title of this digest. Beyond its organic beauty there is a palpable atmosphere that consists of aftershocks to historic events from the past.
MEMBERS ONLY The majority of this building is perhaps one of the last surviving C7th buildings in the country and might have been the far reaching epicentre of the pomp and glory of Mercian Kings - a building to show that they were equal to that of Rome. 0:00...
Driving or, indeed walking down to the church at South Huish takes on the aspect of entering another realm for the roads are deeply cut and take you into their own asmosphere - one that muffles sound and bends light.
The church at Hillesden has a lot to answer for. It is reputed that George Gilbert Scott, who lived nearby, said that it was this church that inspired his love of Gothic.
For me, this is more than just a building. With its classical references it betrays the power of Rome upon the imagination of the Anglo Saxon.
A church that leads to the sea, with a delightful C12th nave and an unusual ship grafitto on a column in the arcade.
St. Patrick in Patrington is a wonderful creation of the Decorated period of Gothic architecture in the early C14th.
MEMBERS ONLY I recently photographed the chapel of ease at Thornton-le-Beans in Yorkshire for the Friends of Friendless Churches. I thought I'd share my process with you so here's a quick video from my day....