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One of the highlights of visiting Northumberland is crossing the 3 mile long causeway to the island of Lindisfarne, better known as Holy Island. This is the church of St.Mary, one of several religious buildings on the island.

More about the island and the church can be found at http://www.lindisfarne.org.uk/

 

St.Mary's Church, Lindisfarne 1 of 3

One of the highlights of visiting Northumberland is crossing the 3 mile long causeway to the island of Lindisfarne, better known as Holy Island. This is the church of St.Mary, one of several religious buildings on the island.

More about the island and the church can be found at http://www.lindisfarne.org.uk/

 

comments (22)

Like the composition of this o ne Brian, and dare I say it, a touch of Topaz to bring out the detail. Nice one.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, just a touch of Topaz, not too much I hope.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Sep 2009, 00:34
Superb, Brian.

You have given wonderful context to the building. And, the freestone fences are a great feature.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. By the time one reaches Northumberland you are well in to stone wall country, it is everywhere and cheaper and easier than hedges of fences.
Very pretty picture Brian, lots of detail.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sheila.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 Sep 2009, 02:07
You find the most idyllic spots, Brian! This one is a treasure.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, you really should come and do a three month tour of this country of mine, you would then have lots of time to visit these lovely places away from the usual city tourist venues.
Awesome capture - I can literally just feel the wind in the photo. Great details too!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Jen.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 28 Sep 2009, 05:41
Brian, this is very nice. A likey for me.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Kay.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 Sep 2009, 07:35
Fantastic composition Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
Lindisfarne is great. did you try the mead? Fine composition here Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. No I'm not a fan of Mead, we only just about had time to grab a coffee because of the tide times that day.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Sep 2009, 08:53
Great stuff Brian: I like the way the road curves up to it
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
Idyllic place lovely capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. I suspect the islanders find it even more idyllic when the visitors have left, I was surprised how many people were there.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2009, 10:05
Nicely composed Brian - with the lane leading up and around to the lovely old church silhouetted against the sky. I like all the detail in the foreground mound of grasses.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ingrid.
I look forward to my next trip to Northumberland Brian but don't tell too many people about it.
Brian Walbey: My lips are sealed Chad, but do go here, if you haven't been already.
whoa . . nice one. Probably a little heavy on the topaz, but it's striking for sure
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: THanks Rob, you might be right about the Topaz, just a tad too much perhaps.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Sep 2009, 11:07
Love the photo, the grass is growing well the web site suggests lot to do on the holy island
Brian Walbey: There is a lot to do vintage but time there is governed by the tides covering the causeway out to the island.
  • Conrad
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2009, 14:16
Nice to see a change from the norm of this area.I like the pov,your positioning takes the eye along the road right up to the church
Brian Walbey: Thanks Conrad, this composition just looked right when I took it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Sep 2009, 15:55
I like this little, weatherbeaten, stone-old church. nicely walled, situated in the midth of grasses and fields- a lovely walk for sure, and always a bit windy! As I was in Cornwall, we went such a way to the sea, lined by blackberries hedges, they must now be ripe! You have chosen a fine perspective and angle!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, I am sure you would like this just as much as Cornwall if you ever come to England again.
Love the winding track Brian..and a great view point. Lovely.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, the composition just seemed to fall in to place.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 28 Sep 2009, 19:09
I love old structures. Surrounding landscape adds to the scene.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Jennie.
fabulous composition Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, it just seemed a natural composition.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2009, 00:13
Even without reading the title I knew this was a special place.
Brian Walbey: If you haven't been here Ellie I can well reccomend it.
This looks a bit like a painting. Nice composition.
Brian Walbey: I suspect this is a popular position to photograph this church Paul, the composition works so well.
Very nice indeed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, this is a favourite of mine, I liked the lead in of the footpath amd took several with different compositions.

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