St. Peter's. Thurston.

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Comments (11)

Steven Stoddart on April 22, 2011

Built around 1300, this is one of the few Churches I have seen to have fruit trees in the graveyard. At the time I visited, the tree you can see was in full bloom...

cindy555 on April 24, 2011

Very nice Steve and a big like

Cheers Marion

Closed on April 24, 2011

Hiya SuperSteve!

Gorgeous ancient church! Framed very prettily by those blooming trees! Great work feller! L+YS*

Smiles, GG:)

Steven Stoddart on April 25, 2011

Hi there Marion and GG - I was struck by the presence of the apple tree when I found this Church... All that blossom, the blue sky made the decision an easy one to spend time here and take a few photo's...

Thanks, both, for the likes and thanks, GG, for the YS :-)



BritPlom on April 27, 2011

Excellent work and beautifull scenery!

You managed to correct the perspective and have perfect vertical lines!


greetings François

Steven Stoddart on April 28, 2011

Hi there François! Thank you for the YS and like :-)

This was my first attempt at a panoramic photo... I have recently bought a pano head for the tripod that also compensates (after some fiddling about) for the Nodal point of the lens.

There only three photos that make up this shot with about a 20% overlap. I then used PTGui to stitch them together...

Some correction to the end result was necessary but not much...

I am glad you liked it!



Dee Wainwright on April 28, 2011

beautiful photo :-) like

odeveld on April 29, 2011

Beautiful work Steve, I like! Kind regards, Odeveld

Markus Nikkilä Photo… on May 2, 2011

Steve Great spring scenery with the Church. Like!! Have a nice day, Best wishes from Finland to UK :-))) Markus

Rosalyn Hilborne on May 2, 2011

The trees are lovely, the colours mellow and the sky finishes it off. Really like this one. :-)

Steven Stoddart on May 3, 2011

Hi there Markus! guess you are the "birthday boy"?? Congratulations!

I have not found too many churches with apple trees in their churchyards so when I visited this one, I had to stay and have a good look round.

Thanks for your visit and like and I hope you had a grand birthday!



Hello Rosa Grand to see you have stopped by! This is a lovely spot. To find apple trees here and in full bloom was a find indeed. With all this glorious Spring weather to add to it all, I knew I would enjoy my visit here all the more..

So glad you liked this :-)



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 22, 2011
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    by Steven Stoddart
    • Taken on 2011/04/19 17:04:06
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400