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Sky-High Faith

 

Always look up!

 

Inside the Norman Church at the Hospital of St. Cross.

Winchester, England



 

Sky-High Faith

 

Always look up!

 

Inside the Norman Church at the Hospital of St. Cross.

Winchester, England



 

comments (54)

Brillant capture Ginnie! I like the angle at which you took this pic smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frances. I love these old churches of Europe!!!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Nov 2011, 01:01
Very nice!

Good advice, too, even though my advice to macro shooters is something like "always look down".

[grin]
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. Your advice, of course, is why you're the master at macro shooting!
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2011, 02:40
Love the title. I agree, looking upwards always brings pleasant surprises smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, SAVO. It really intrigued me that the cross was so high up. It reminded me of the verse "I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me." John 12:32
Beautiful, Ginnie - I love this shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Elizabeth.
Fantastic composition Ginnie.... this angle has given your shot a third dimension with the depth....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Peter. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2011, 04:47
Brilliant title and fabulous picture.
Love the light reflecting the ceiling.
We always crack our necks when we are in churches like this and are short of eyes too.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. It surprised me to see that cross hanging from the rafters. I still wonder about the story behind it.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Nov 2011, 06:32
It a good thing you did Ginnie this is a great photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
Hello Ginnie, no, this little boy is not my son, but my small son you will say to your friend Astrid, that I kiss, him, and too, you are adorable... attractive photo, good day...
Ginnie Hart: I will let Astrid know, Pierrot. Merci. In the meantime, happy move and stay safe.
A magnificent vault bathed by these tones the secret of which you have! To believe or not to believe is a choice, but the beauty is everywhere!!! Good day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So perfectly said, dear Mathilde. Merci.
We went to a concert at St Georges Church in Barbourne Worcester on Saturday and there was a cross like this. As you say always look up!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bill. It still amazes me that it was so high up. I had never seen that before.
  • Richard T
  • back in Leicester UK
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:06
A variation of 'underneath the arches'
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Richard. Thanks.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:09
You have caught the spirit of this wonderful old building, Ginnie. Did you see cornishmaid's picture of Wells Cathedral?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elisabeth, and YES, I saw Janet's picture. Amazing.
Perfect title for this. Nice bit of clever observation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sheila.
I like the low angle Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
Nice gothic image Ginnie. The cross is clearly an addition from the marketing dept.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I hadn't thought of it that way, Juan Carlos, but you may be right! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:32
It is an old habit really. We might just as easily find God looking down.
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Chad. You do have a point! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2011, 08:40
Quite right Ginnie: there are some wonderful sights in British churches & cathedrals: this example from our visit to St Cross shows that only too well
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. I think this was my first time to see the cross perched so high up. It still intrigues me!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2011, 09:03
Scaaaarrrrryyyyy.... But beautifulsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Luiza. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Nov 2011, 09:32
Well, if Norman has a church and George has a church - maybe there is a Louis Church? If you come across it, send many pictures.

Great shot of faith in the rafters.
Ginnie Hart: Faith in the rafters, indeed, Louis. Exactly what I thought. If I find the Louis church, you'll be the first to know. smile
I said hello at Astrid... kiss Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Very sweet of you, Pierrot. She'll like that. smile
Nice composition. Wonder if the artist / architect planned the silhouetting of the cross by the light from the windows.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John, and I wondered the same. It was quite unusual for me, after all the cathedrals I have entered in Europe.
A beautiful architecture photo. Lovely natural light and great graphics and colours. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Otto. Thank you.
nice perspective!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Joshi.
The light here is working its magic on your frame Ginnie - a great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2011, 11:32
Beautiful image Ginnie, I love the cross silhouetted against the fabulous ceiling and stone. Gorgeous smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. It really caught my attention!
Une très belle lumière éclaire cette superbe architecture!
Une belle image.
Bonne journée.
Ginnie Hart: As always, Jean-Louis, merci!
Very nice. The colors and lines are beautiful, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olivier. Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 28 Nov 2011, 13:03
Gorgeous light in this. Such a simple and striking composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie.
A fine old arched church with a black cross.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Wim. Only in Europe!
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 28 Nov 2011, 14:06
Love the architecture and light here.
Ginnie Hart: This is the wonder of Europe for me, Rob, over and over again. Thanks.
Some churches, chapels and cathedrals have lovely things up on high like this. Yes it really is worth looking up.
Ginnie Hart: It still awes me, Brian! Thank you.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 28 Nov 2011, 15:44
So beautiful. I have always wanted to see england and the more, and more you post photos from Europe, the more excited I am to plan my trip there.

Awesome buildings and great history in this photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Emily. You will love England...and just about anywhere you go in Europe. Nothing quite like it in the USA or Canada!
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2011, 15:49
Makes a great shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John.
  • Jeff
  • Toronto, Canada
  • 28 Nov 2011, 16:52
love the light!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jeff, for stopping by and commenting.
Dit is een zeer fijne foto
Ginnie Hart: Dank je wel, Meneer Varken.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 Nov 2011, 18:29
I love the simple grandeur of the roof, with just enough embellishment to make it interesting.
Ginnie Hart: These churches in Europe are so new for me, George (in the last 2 years particularly). We don't have access to them in America! Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2011, 19:05
You have an good knack of finding these gems that I miss sometimes. When I'm out hiking, I often look behind me to see the view behind in case I'm missing something.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. I have a feeling you got several shots that day that would totally blow me away! That's why it's fun to do photo hunts with others. Astrid always surprises me about things she saw that I totally missed altogether.
  • Mats
  • sweden
  • 28 Nov 2011, 19:06
A clever angle on this, makes the photo really powerful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mats.
Great composition Ginnie, lovely light & colour!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred!
Nice photo and Nice place too...
i like the composition and the light of the scene... really did a Good job.
un saludo desde España.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, dear Eduardo!
Very interesting pov!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. So unexpected to see the cross up that high!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2011, 21:33
What a lovely surprise up in the roof smile
Ginnie Hart: That was my sentiment exactly, Cherry.
I like the title of this image... And I always look up - in the church, on the streets, everywhere. There's so much to see up there smile
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Jozica! Thanks for stopping by and commenting here. smile
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2011, 23:22
Great photo. The photo looks quite old too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Debb. Old architecture lends itself to making the photo look old too, I think. smile
Powerful mood with this shot, Ginnie. Great angle, love the arches, and you used the light and shadows to create the feeling here. Excellent image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 29 Nov 2011, 06:38
c'est superbement bien composé !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Rem. Merci!
Wonderful mood to this interior shot Ginnie. I like the silhouetted cross and crossbeam, with the warm stone behind it. There is a hushed feel to your photograph that transports us to this scared spot in England.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. I'll never forget the feel of this place that you have described so well.
Speaking of marketing, the Gothic gets the pub, but the Romanesque and Norman have a sturdy solidity that's quite appealing.

Perhaps the cross has been added to aid those no longer able to recognize a church. ;-)

Add: another of those funny captchs - "place retryit" Perhaps a non-English-speaker's version of "reshoot"!
Ginnie Hart: You might not be far off the mark, Linda. There are a dozen or so elderly brothers living here who appeared at the end of their days...maybe even some with Alzheimer's. It's possible they don't recognize this church, indeed.

Thank you for stopping by again.
My son stayed over for a few days bringing the latest on the New World order stuff and I guess we have just got to look up. An inspiring shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet, and YES. I'd hate to think of all I'd have missed if I didn't look up!
Great high ISO shot, the arched ceiling is magnificent
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 29 Nov 2011, 21:58
Excellent Ginnie, I like the cross showed in a silhouette kind of way.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. It did catch my eye!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 30 Nov 2011, 14:24
cool title for this post, and great advise as well.. you never know what you can see when you look up/down.. nicely captured..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. Sometimes I have to heed my own advice! smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 3 Dec 2011, 06:41
Dramatic.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
  • elmer
  • United States
  • 11 Dec 2011, 13:24
C'est un lieu qui se laisse découvrir. Merci.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting, Elmer. Merci.

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