Project 365 – Day Two Hundred and Eighty Four – Prayers of Stone

day 284

I headed back out to the church at Breedon on the Hill on Sunday. Having shot there a couple of times before I decided to go for a few detail shots. I liked the way the light was playing on this effigy, I liked the strand of cobweb which is visible leading off from the bottom right corner of the prayer book and I was happy with the composition so I made it my photo of the day.

I know I’ve taken quite a few photos around churches for this project recently. It’s not that I have any particular love of churches, and I’m not into religion in any way. I do however love old buildings, and even if I don’t hold the religious views of the people who built them and worship in them then I can still appreciate them as places of spiritual devotion, artistic beauty and architectural achievement. We are incredibly fortunate to have so many surviving old churches in Leicestershire.

Canon 20D, EF 35mm f2, 1/100 at f2.

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