A beautiful church, Sam. I love that gnarled old tree too, and the kissing gate. Y*.
Best wishes, Brian.
...Well, here we are Sam,another cracking good picture,no need for me to choose between the two shots,i like them both thats why i'm here too. Now tha's wonderin what i'm going to say in't tha. Its that spur again mate,it almost looks as though its part of the stonework, now this is either a brilliant piece of composition/editing or pot luck, i suspect the former;-))
Cheers Brian, it is a fabulous church and many a shot has the old tree and its fallen limbs included and for good reason. The kissing gate you mention though is a tree cage to protect the sapling within from being eaten by the resident deer population. I'm guessing the foresighted gardener /estate manager has planted it to replace the old one when it finally all falls down. Cheers :o)
I'm glad you like both Neil and I'm also hoping you'll like the third version when it appears later. Re the spur I have to confess that because it isn't apparent I never gave it any thought when taking this composition. Probably also because it was just a quick grab shot en route back to where you were standing and it was a quick one because the sun was getting more and more hidden by that same large cloud that made us wait while it passed behind the church.
Many thanks !
Thanks, Sam. Yes, I wondered why the gate and no fence! - but have seen many instances of fences rotting away but gate still there!
The quick grab shot worked a treat then Sam
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Photo taken in Studley Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4, UK
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