Otterbourne Church ...

... while the church itself is pretty enough, it's the archway over the gate that I like so much. Is there a proper name for these? - probably - but temporarily it escapes me whatever it is. Ever do that? Anyway, this is another that is best viewed large, I think.

  • *Meredith 9y

    Thank you, Zsaj.

    CT: y'know - you might be on to something, there - only it doesn't sound any too cheerful ...;~)
  • tearapen73 9y

    Honey,Honey,Honey!-this is so great, i love it. perfect.
  • Ed Cutlip 9y

    Very nice, like the colors very much. Well done Honey.
  • Adrian Luhowy 9y

    Beautiful...
  • crudpuppy 9y

    HP, it's called a "lych gate". "Lych" comes from the Old English meaning a corpse. The lych gate is where the coffin bearers placed the coffin on the wide seats, whilst waiting for the priest and the rest of the funeral cortege.

    And the photo is lovely. There is, however, a discontinuity in the sky between the right and left of the tower at the end of the nave...
  • Alessandro Behling 9y

    gorgeous capture !!
  • Micheo 9y

    it's really amazing the things I am learning here in flickr. Take this 'lych gate' Crudpuppy explains so well, for example. Apart from enjoying great photos like this one, of course.
  • *Meredith 9y

    @tearapen: aw shucks, ta mister!
    @flugoile: thank you, too :o)
    @Adge: glad you like, sir. One for the lobby, perhaps? ;~)
    @Planet Adventure: mighty kind of you - many thanks!

    @cp: Yes! That's the worm! Lych gate - thank you so much for putting us out of our misery. And you're so right about the sky - check out my chat with Corporal Tunnel above and you'll see what caused the faux pas.

    @Micheo: Yes, it's fascinating around here, isn't it? Quite an all-round education ;~)
  • gerald boss 9y

    Hi, I Love the treatment you have used it gives a timeless feel to the picture.. Enjoy making pleasing images.. And hope people will enjoy looking at them..
  • Peggy J Hughes 9y

    beautiful image!
  • 晓蕾(Xiaolei) 9y

    So beautiful..Great job, honey!
  • Alejandro del Castillo 9y

    Printed in a big size it has to be incredible.
  • alex vinter 9y

    a beautiful photo, very nice. such a nice atmosphere and feeling about it.
  • Michael 9y

    What a pretty shot
  • Martin Beek 9y

    Quite an antique looking image, rather like one of those old hand coloured postcards. That's what it reminds me of anyway. I'm not familiar with this building but that hardly matters the image is an inviting one and you've composed it very well. I expect you did some photoshop work to give it this look, it'd be intersting to see the original" or others from that series, sorry I've not been through them all!
  • *Meredith 9y

    Hi there OCI ...

    Yes, the image has been well and truly PS'd, but for all that isn't too different to the real McCoy. If you care to send me your email addy, I'll post the original to you ... if I can find it! The only other church photo I have is on the opening page of my photostream - a very recent one.

    farley's secret

    This one is such a gloriously simple little building that I've made a vow to go back and take some more photos - hopefully of its interior, if the powers that be and the lighting allow.
  • Martin Beek 9y

    Thanks, don't worry about the original but I certainly will keep looking at your work. The semi sepia quality is really well applied. At some stage I'll post my photographs where I've done this sort of thing.

    I'm a big fan of Photoshop, although my illustrations are all in Adobe Illustrator and are vector graphics. I have yet to show images where I've combined the two programs. Your photos really have a good atmosphere, rather like a Klimt Landscape or some Belgium symbolist. It's great to find artists who are using digital properties in a creative way.
  • Sean Foreman 9y

    Wow, that looks great. Nice job on that one. Incredible detail and perfect composition add up to a stellar photo.
  • bean*mama 9y

    Oh my--these architectural photographs are gorgeous. The detailing on the gate is spectacular. The image has a very magical, storybook quality to it.
  • dr. umbo_ 9y

    your photos of buildings are special.
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