Sunday, 9 December 2012

St Margaret's, Moody Doorway & Zen

"Three Crosses" :- This is St Margaret's Church n the ancient and historical village of Rottingdean on the south coast of England. This church has a fascinating history. Some of its stained glass windows are by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne Jones and he is buried in the church along with his wife. Parts of the church date from the 13th century and it is Grade II listed. In 1377 the church and surrounding buildings were sacked by French invaders who had landed on the coast nearby. The local villagers took refuge in the church claiming "sanctuary" but the raiders ignored their pleas and set the church on fire, all lives inside were lost.

"Chapel Royal" :- This is the door of Chapel Royal in Prince's Place, Brighton, England. It's a black and white night shot which is why the top of the image is slightly hazy as the street lamp was the only source of light for the shot. Yes, I managed to get yet another bicycle in the shot too! Love it. I liked how the scene seemed full but had plenty of space too.

"A Winter Sea" :- Such a beautiful (and cold) winter seascape. I often go down to the beach as it's only a few minutes drive from where I live. When there's nobody else about it so tranquil and peaceful. The sea was unusually calm on this evening and the stormy cloud bank in the distance was doing its best to hide the beauty of the sunset behind it...and was failing miserably!

All Photography © Justin Hill