Posted on April 13, 2020
Admittedly, it’s not the windows but rather the painted ceiling that’s the main point of interest here in this image from St. Mary’s church in Beverley, East Yorkshire. However, they are quite impressive in their own right….
#MondayWindow 13 April 2020
Category: Windows Tagged: #MondayWindow, Architecture, Beverley, ceiling, Church, St Mary's Church, Windows
Posted on January 30, 2018
For Frank’s theme for this week of ‘decay’, here is an image of part of the heavily-weathered inscription on a gravestone to be found in the old burial ground opposite St Mary’s church in Beverley, Yorkshire.
Time and the elements have worn down the lettering into something almost abstract, although it is still possible to make out some of the wording.
Tuesday Photo Challenge: Decay
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: Beverley, Decay, fpj-photo-challenge, gravestone, St Mary's Church, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Weathering
Posted on October 13, 2017
Cee’s theme this week is ‘Internal Walkways’. I hope that the aisle of a church counts – in this case, that of St Mary’s in Beverley, Yorkshire.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Indoor Walkways
Category: Black & White Tagged: Architecture, Beverley, Black & White, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Church, Interiors, St Mary's Church
Posted on September 8, 2017
Cee’s theme for her Black & White challenge this week is ‘textures’. This stone tablet, mounted high on a wall in St Mary’s church in Beverley, East Yorkshire certainly meets that brief, but additionally has quite a poignant tale to tell.
The inscription is very worn and quite difficult to read, but this is what it says:
Are the ashes of Mr Richd Greyburn
Who was ye only son of Mr Willm
Grayburn of this town, Alderman
The dearest memory
Of so dutiful a son
So honest a tradesman
So pious a Christian
Who died ye 18th of May
Anno Domino 1720
In ye 31st year of his age
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Texture
Category: Black & White Tagged: Architecture, Beverley, Black & White, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Church, In Memoriam, St Mary's Church, Texture
Posted on January 24, 2017
Take a moment to look up as you enter St Mary’s church in Beverley and you’ll see some intricate carving – as well as some pretty scary faces.
Tuesdays of Texture
Category: Texture Tagged: Architecture, Beverley, Church, St Mary's Church, Stonemasonry, Stonework, Texture, TuesdaysofTexture
Posted on September 30, 2016
The impressive architecture of St Mary’s Church in Beverley, East Yorkshire includes these graceful curves, which, to judge by the words carved on the little bust (“And his wife made this”), show a feminine touch.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Circles and Curves
Category: Black & White Tagged: Architecture, Black & White, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Church, Curves, St Mary's Church, Stonemasonry
Posted on January 29, 2016
Another ecclesiastical subject this week. However, this time it’s an interior – of the nave and high altar of St Mary’s church in Beverley. A lot of people are aware that Beverley has a Minster (basically, a cathedral without a bishop) and you could be forgiven for assuming that this was it, given its monumental scale and rich decoration. However, it’s ‘just’ a Parish Church.
This photograph looks down the main aisle of the church to the altar beyond the rood screen. Apart from the fact that it’s a bit wonky, it displays one of the most common ‘technical’ problems with photographing church interiors: the external light source, particularly when shining through a stained glass window.
The first thing – as ever – was to straighten and crop the image. The pews at the bottom of the original weren’t bringing much to the party and the columns on each side provided sufficient in the way of leading lines.
The bright sun shining through the windows high up on the right meant that some of the stonework of the columns on the left was blown out, while the ceiling between the two arches seen in the original was very dark. The latter I dealt with by the simple means of cropping it out (which also took care of the windows) and I applied a graduated filter effect on the left side of the image to claw back some of the detail that was lost in the original.
The second source of bright light was through the stained glass. I reduced the glare by moving the Highlights and Whites sliders all the way over to the left.
The image still had a ‘cold’ overall cast, so I boosted both Clarity and Vibrance, which gave a much warmer tone.
The key colours in the image are obviously blue, orange and yellow. Reducing the Luminance and boosting Saturation (a little) made these ‘pop’ a bit more as well as bringing out still further detail, especially in the painted ceiling.
Category: Before & After Tagged: Architecture, Before and After, Beverley, Editing, St Mary's Church, Stained Glass
Posted on November 14, 2015
I have to saythat I’m completely in agreement with Cee when it comes not only to horizons but also other horizontal lines actually being horizontal; I use the Straighten Tool in Lightroom to correct my own errors – as far as possible.
Some other images featuring strong horizontal lines:
Finally, a couple of other images with multiple horizons:
Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Horizontal Lines and Horizon
Posted on November 7, 2015
‘Ornate’: made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns.
This is a detail from a stained glass window in St. Mary’s Church in Beverley, Yorkshire that fits the bill for this week’s challenge. The glass itself is complex and decorative, and so is the intricately-shaped stone framework that holds it together.
Posted on January 2, 2015
Detail from the base of a lectern in St Mary’s Church, Beverley. Of course the subject is the feet, but the reflection of the church interior provides context.
Category: Black & White Tagged: Beverley, Black & White, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Feet, Lectern, Reflections, St Mary's Church