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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 5th April, 2014)

St Mathews

St Mathews
St Mathews church, Highfield at sunset.

Photo: John Ashcroft  (Canon 550d DSLR)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 5th April 2014 at 01:47

Good photo, like the sillouette effect against the sky. Is it me or does another spire need straightening. Honestly I've not been drinking. Anyone may correct me on the spelling of sillouette by the way.

Comment by: Ellen on 5th April 2014 at 03:10

An effective perspective, I like it. Thanks John.

Comment by: Janet ( FL ) on 5th April 2014 at 03:31

I love this one John, Thank you!!!

Comment by: Ellen on 5th April 2014 at 03:40

Just an afterthought John; do you have any family connection with the Ashcroft family in Holland Moor? My maternal grandmother was Esther Ashcroft, born in the 1880s's.

Comment by: kath on 5th April 2014 at 07:01

beautiful. memories of a happy childhood come flooding back.

Comment by: Mick on 5th April 2014 at 07:40

Its all a bit to much over to the left.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 5th April 2014 at 12:30

What a fantastic photo - well done John.
Several members of my mothers family have worshiped at St mathews for quite a number of years(Garners).

Comment by: Jenny on 5th April 2014 at 12:57

Love the composition of this shot. Great photo.

Comment by: Jemmy on 5th April 2014 at 14:51

A cracking picture!

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 5th April 2014 at 18:06

I like it a lot.

Comment by: Ken R on 5th April 2014 at 18:41

I think that the spire is tilting to the Moon.

Comment by: John Ashcroft on 5th April 2014 at 21:12

Hi Ellen. Im originally from Upho;;and but the Ascroft in my name originates from Ormskirk.Mick, I do apologise for the photo being all over to the left but the sun was being a little bit akward ;-)

Comment by: Mick on 5th April 2014 at 22:20

No need to apologise to me John just as long as you no where your went wrong.

Only way you could have got the sun in a better position would be to walk over to the right and sometimes thats not possibly.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 7th April 2014 at 02:49

Stop picking on the composition - it's excellent. The clump of trees stops your eye from wandering and keeps you coming back to the sun and the spire.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 7th April 2014 at 04:21

Perfect picture John....love the colours and the silhouette effect.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Berni on 1st May 2014 at 20:03


Comment by: Veronica on 21st January 2020 at 15:28

A perfect composition... If the steeple was anymore to the middle it would have been all wrong. As it is the eye is led into the picture and wanders around it, which is as it should do.

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