Little Crosby Village

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 23 July 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A photo I took last weekend in Little Crosby Village in NW England where the wheat crop is ready for harvest.

The church you can see is called St Mary's and, according to Wikipedia, was designed by the world famous architect Pugin. The whole village is unusual in that it has been solely inhabited by catholics for as far back as records go in England....at least as far back as the 16th century and the introduction of Anglican Protestantism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Crosby

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Pao from Italy

very nice, optimal framing with contrast with the golden field and the blue cloudy sky, with the church capturing the eye

23 Jul 2008 8:46am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Great sense of history with this one, I really enjoyed the text :)

23 Jul 2008 9:57am

Vink from French riviera - Grasse, France

Nice bucolic shot ! Like the perspective !

23 Jul 2008 10:26am

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

How gorgeous...

23 Jul 2008 12:24pm

ordinaryimages from KY Bluegrass, United States

i've seen many shots of st mary's, but this is the first with the wheat field. makes a nice touch. best...jf

23 Jul 2008 12:35pm

missparis from paris, France

very great this photo

23 Jul 2008 1:48pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very beautiful place. There are still locations in the Lower Rhine region where you can find small villages like this one, inmidst a sea of wheat, and the tallest building is - of course - the church.

23 Jul 2008 2:18pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Btw, interesting article about Pugin! I still think that historicism has to be rediscovered.

23 Jul 2008 2:23pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Hong Kong

A beautiful image, Ian. I like the halo of cloud around the church.

23 Jul 2008 2:34pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful sight and wonderful perspective!! Are we going to see a b&w version?:-)

23 Jul 2008 2:47pm

Marcie from United States

Love the endless fields of gold in the foreground. Really nice!

23 Jul 2008 5:28pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hard light but well mastered. I like the perspective tnat brings us to the church.
Thanks for the informations.

23 Jul 2008 5:48pm

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Wonderful landscape leading to the church!
Great tones and the bright light works amazing well here.

23 Jul 2008 8:33pm

Nikon D40
1/500 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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