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I'm not sure whether my present of Simon Jenkins's book counts as a good present or not!

I found the site wonderful and the pictures excellent. It has also given me some ideas for stop-offs when we are 'about'. I've seen Breedon on the Hill church from the outside without ever going in precisely because I was put off by the faux battlements....you live and learn.

If you get the chance, you might explore an HDR (High Dynamic Range) software packge or addon for Elements. HDR allows you to combine several images taken to pick up the details at the extremes of light conditions, such as those in a half lit church when shooting the knave.

Admin reply: Well, Christian, I thought you would never sign in! And it's "nave", not "knave"...tut tut. I've been called a knave but never a nave! I forgot it was you that bought Jenkins for me. One of my best prezzies ever - if you knew how much I use it...!


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I'm glad to see Brixworth church makes it into your personal recommendations.

Admin reply: Timothy - How nice of you to visit the site. Yes, Brixworth is very special. It deserves to be better-known but perhaps it isn't easy for a casual visitor to appreciate its uniqueness. regards Lionel


Added: January 25, 2011
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Admin reply: I would - although I wouldn't post anything I hadn't seen myself. It is partly a journal of my own visits. regards Lionel


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Nice site, thanks

Added: January 12, 2011
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Great site - really fantastic pictures and interesting narrative . Look forward to the site growing and wonder if there are any other gems in Essex .
Well done for bringing this to a wider audience. Best wishes P :!cool:


Added: January 3, 2011
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A lovely site. Thank-you

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Added: December 12, 2010
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Great Site! Well done. Might be worth you linking up with other groups who are trying to get HLF support to co-ordinate this kind of information. I am an architect on the Leicester Diocese and I will bring their attention to this stirling bit of work. I look after Melbourne church and you have encouraged me to go and look more. Keep it up. Excellent photos. The resolution is fine as I know how difficult it is shooting interiors.
Best wishes. :)

Admin reply: Keith,

Thank you so much for your heartening comments. I don't seem to be coming up on Google as yet sadly so I am assuming that the url was forwarded by a friend?

regards

Lionel


Added: December 11, 2010
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What a mammoth task you've set yourselves and what a superb start you've made. 30 down, several hundred (or thousands) to go! Beautiful photograps and wonderfully informative text.

Since I've been with you when you've visited and photographed several beautiful (and some not quite so beautiful!) Romanesque churches in Charente and Charente-Maritime, I look forward to seeing you expand the site to include French churches.

A true labour of love. Congratulations to you both. Bon courage, mes amis!

Admin reply: Thanks, Keith. There is an earthly and unadorned simplicity about the Charente churches, though, and I do intend to post a couple in due course ("Trois Palis"?). I will be adding Barfreston in Kent very soon. It struck me last night when I looked at the pictures that it looks more like a French Romanesque church than any English church I've seen. I suppose the influence was strong so close to La Manche. Look out for the page. Joyeux Noel, Mon Brave.


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I like all the pictures. I love the dragon best. I love you granddad xxxx.

Admin reply: Thank you, Callum. Your granddad loves you so very much too. There are lots of dragons on this website - more than you can shake a sword at - but most of them are surprisingly friendly - they are just big softies, really.


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Lovely photography and charming, personal narratives. Nice mix of churches too. Good luck with the project.

Added: December 6, 2010
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