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photoblog image St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 7/7

St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 7/7

To finish this visit to St.Stephen’s Church, Fylingdales, this is the view as one leaves the church via the main porch.  At the time of the visit the graveyard was definitely in need of some attention from the Churches Conservation Trust who look after it, but looking further out, through the light rain that was falling at the time, one can see the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors rising up in the distance.

St.Stephen's Church, Fylingdales 7/7

To finish this visit to St.Stephen’s Church, Fylingdales, this is the view as one leaves the church via the main porch.  At the time of the visit the graveyard was definitely in need of some attention from the Churches Conservation Trust who look after it, but looking further out, through the light rain that was falling at the time, one can see the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors rising up in the distance.

comments (12)

You saved the best for last - I love photos that are naturally framed by part of the photographic subject! Lovely Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. Despite the fact that it was drizzling at the time the view across to the moors really looked very pleasant, and to you I suppose extremely green and lush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Aug 2012, 06:26
Phew! Just in time!

Great finale, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray, I promise no churches this week, but I have a cracker coming up in a few weeks time.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 5 Aug 2012, 07:13
A nice sense of depth here Brian: I like the view to the far horizon
Brian Walbey: Yes it really struck me as a nice outlook when I left the church.
nice framing with the arch
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, it seemed better that way than just a landscape.
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester UK
  • 5 Aug 2012, 08:16
I see that nature is trying to pull the legacy of the dead back into the fold (so as to speak)
Brian Walbey: It seems so Richard, but it did seem more of a tidy overgrowth.
A visit from a strimmer looks urgent Brian. Nice view out to the moors
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Bill although I quite liked it like that to be honest.
Lovely place, lovely views Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is, thanks Pedroeric.
One way to think of this is that the photo would not be nearly as beautiful if the graveyard had been mowed. To me, the weed filled graveyard makes the shot.
Brian Walbey: It did seem to fit in with the concept of an unused church to be honest Mary, i guess it is cut at some time during the summer months.
yes. a wonderful composition Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Juan.
This has been a great series Brian, I've really enjoyed seeing this unpretentious church. What a great view.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much John, but what a shame that this delightfully simple little church is no longer in use.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Aug 2012, 19:57
a fine view from the church over the graveyard, the hedges and meadows - at first I thought to sit down on the stone on the right, but then I realised that it is a grave - and my respect of it may forbid to sit down there - but in the Lakes I observed many people sitting on gravestones while eating fish 'n' chips!
Brian Walbey: Sadly there are a lot of people about these days to whom such things have no reverence at all Philine, and not just among the young people but their parents generation as well, what went wrong I wonder.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Aug 2012, 21:37
There's a tendency to leave some of the older graveyards to nature now view of view of encouraging wild flowers and the resulting wildlife; this may be the case here. I like the tooling marks on the stones around the porch entrance.
Brian Walbey: It is a nice arch and the old benches either side reflect their age as well. I presume the churchyard will be trimmed at least once during the year otherwise the church would become overwhelmed.

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