Project 365 – Day Two Hundred and Eighty Three – Lychgate Roof

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This afternoon we were finally treated to a bit of sun, so I headed out to the ruined church at Knaptoft to take a few shots. I got some okay shots around the ruins of the church, but it was as I was walking out to head home that I ended up taking this one.

These are the roof tiles of the lychgate (or lichgate) at the entrance to the churchyard. The sun was just falling nicely on the tiles and they caught my eye. The bottom edge of the roof was about level with my head which made shooting from this kind of angle an interesting possibility. I knew I wanted to make use of some shallow depth of field so I “dialled in” to f2 and got shooting.

I processed some in black and white and some in colour and I think I liked this one the best myself. The colours of the lichen just add that bit of something to the shot.

If you follow the link to Google Maps, zoom right in on the clump of trees in the middle of the view and then look near the road just north of the trees you’ll be able to see this very lychgate – though not make out the individual tiles of course – which you won’t even see if you go to StreetView (good grief, Knaptoft is on StreetView!), the tiles I shot are on the side away from the road.

Canon 20D, EF 35mm f2, 1/1000 at f2.


2 thoughts on “Project 365 – Day Two Hundred and Eighty Three – Lychgate Roof

    • Thank you :^) I really enjoyed a few minutes firing off shots of these slates too. It’s not often I’m close enough to them to get this kind of view – and there’s no way I would get up a ladder to do it. Me and heights don’t mix.

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