St. Oswald's - Widford

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    The tiny 12th century church of St. Oswald's is almost all that remains of the lost village of Widford, Oxfordshire. In the 14th century there were thirteen houses, a mill, a manor house and farm buildings but it is thought that the Black Death caused the settlement to be abandoned.

    The church was built over the remains of a Roman villa and still retains some Roman paving in the chancel. On the walls there are some interesting 14th century murals, while the high-backed pews date from the 18th century. The little church is so delightful that it has been used as a film set, most recently for the marriage of Lorna Doone in the TV series.

    Notes compiled from the Oxfordshire Limited Edition web site.

    HDR image created from a single exposure by converting from Canon RAW file to 16 bit TIFF and tone-mapping with Photomatix.

    Svetlana Serdiukova, maston, dobar, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Glen's Pics ages ago | reply

      Wonderful landscape. Excellent DOF. Maybe a little more foreground. I found this photo in 1-2-3

    2. annabellafranc [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Great stuff !!!

      You are invited to post this to "Spectacular Landscape, invite only"

    3. maston ages ago | reply

      Superb colours and the detail captured is amazing

    4. Bobby8 ages ago | reply

      Nice HDR image, so much to look at.

    5. Skinnyde ages ago | reply

      Wonderful image and interesting history.

    6. dobar ages ago | reply

      beautiful landscape photo. I love the way you've processed this -the processing is not too apparent. Love the colour in it.

    7. ThePres [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Gorgeous image!

    8. Jeff Clow ages ago | reply

      An incredible landscape image.....detail and color and composotion are all world class.


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    10. Patrick Houlihan ages ago | reply

      Beautiful shot and good HDR work. Thanks for including the interesting notes in the description.

    11. *Perikita ages ago | reply

      Thanks Robert for your comment on my HDR try...
      Your work is fabulous...
      Too much to learn from your wonderful pictures :)
      Thanks again,

    12. dorka_31 ages ago | reply

      Amazing shot and beautiful colours!...

    13. Philippe Sainte-Laudy ages ago | reply

      Great capture ! Love it !

    14. Camera Freak ages ago | reply

      Lovely shot and great use of HDR.

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