Normanton Church

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    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.

    1. The Ordinary Life 32 months ago | reply

      i love this one
      especially the atmosphere!

    2. Pedro Díaz Molins 32 months ago | reply

      Fantastic place! Great LE!

    3. Lisovyk 32 months ago | reply

      very nice composition Miles!

    4. Keith Aggett Photography 32 months ago | reply

      Cracking detail from front to back! Thanks for the advice ;)

    5. photographi-ca 32 months ago | reply

      Very cool. Love the streaking clouds. Careful work, nicely done.

    6. Pete Yeomans 29 months ago | reply

      Amazing!!! Simply Amazing!!!!!!!

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