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Normanton Church

This is Normanton Church on Rutland Water, a large reservoir and nature preserve in England. The church was slated for destruction during the construction of the reservoir because it was below the new water level, but a public campaign saved it. Instead an embankment was built around the church and the lower half, below the water level, was filled with rubble and concreted over.

 

Now the church is a museum and a popular venue for weddings. There happened to be a wedding the day I was there and you can see the car, a classic Morris Minor convertible, ready to whisk the newly weds away.

 

This image is made up of two landscape images stacked vertically (a vertorama) and blended together in Photoshop. The exposure for both frames was f/16 and 25 seconds using a ten-stop ND filter.

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Taken on September 1, 2012
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