Eye-puller

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I wasn’t going to post this one, the image is not particularly interesting. It was more of a compositional experiment – would the tree on the horizon have as much power in the scene when it was committed to a photograph?  Yes.  Possibly because it’s the only interesting thing in the picture, maybe it’s the dark against light aspect, maybe it’s simply an application of thirds but for me it does have a significant amount of ‘weight’ in the composition, for such a small proportion of the picture.

—Stephen—
ps  – awful colour blue for the sky – not sure why that is…….

Charcoal Kiln

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When we walk through our woodlands we can often see evidence of coppicing carried out in times gone by.  Through the years our coppices have been neglected and unmanaged.  Nowadays, there has been an increasing interest/enthusiasm to return these areas to something more useful.  This charcoal kiln is a demonstration of this.  At one time, I would never see one, nowadays, while not common they are not so unusual.

—Stephen—

Gothic Tower

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This is the top half of the tower of the church dedicated to St. Edward King and Confessor in the small village of Clifford, West Yorkshire. Apparently, the church was built to serve Irish workers of a local flax mill. This is a Roman Catholic church, as this would have been the religion of the mill workers, with the majority of the local people followers of the Church of England.  The tower was completed in 1866/7 – from my point of view, a relatively new church, I just paused on my bicycle ride to snap a couple of pictures.

I’d normally put this sort of thing on my other site (ecclesiarum) but as it’s not a true representation, i.e. I’ve flipped it horizontally….. artistic licence!

—Stephen—