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Church by the sea

Church by the sea
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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-29
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony cybershot DSC-N1
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-13 9:49
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Points: 24
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The pretty little chapel of St.Enodoc close to Daymer Bay on the north Cornish coast.
The church is found by walking inland from the beach across the sand dunes and the golf course.It is hidden away in the sand that has threatened to bury it.Indeed at one time, it was almost lost to the sand,and in the mid 1800's a rescue operation had to be carried out.

The church is thought to be built on the site where St.Enodoc the hermit lived.Apparently he baptised his converts at the Jesus Well a half a mile away.

We visited at the end of December so the decorations still remained from Christmas.I liked the way that the parishioners had decorated the arch of the doorway with real apples and greenery.

In the distance is Daymer Bay, a popular venue for surfers and windsurfers who enjoy the wide open spaces and the right conditions for their sport.

Thanks for looking.

I have other views of this church on TE.

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To Janice: Live in Cornwall?jean11-3 1 01-15 09:37
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Hola Jean.
Estupendos contrastes y colores.
Agradable presentación.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Jean. I wonder if the apples and greenery are a left-over tradition from Pagan times. These traditions are still strong in the west country. It's strange that the church is below the depth of the graveyard. Could the graveyard have been started after the sand had already encroached upon the church or maybe they began a second layer of graves after the sand level rose. It's certainly an interesting image and notes.

Fabulous the the large view, .All is perfect , shrpenness and compostion too.
bravo Réal.

Hi Jean,
i like and prefer that closer view on the church and the view on the landscape behind, well coposed

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-01-13 15:36]

Being in Treklens has a way of making us visit places we would
never have a chance to visit. Fabulous capture of the church revealing the wear and tear of the stone caused by the sand and sea, and the graveyard which I am surprised is still intact.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-01-13 15:48]
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Oh, how eye-catching. The church and the coastline, and especially the decorated arch. It's a super composition Jean.
Do you live in Cornwall?

Hi Jean:
I love this Church in the seascape, the diffused light is attractive and the dof well done.I can almost hear the waves in the distance and smell the sea air, the scene relaxes me....thanks........Roman:0)

Very interesting POV and great details. Good green tones as well as lighting and crop.
Nice shot.

simply wonderful to look at, with this church in the foreground , the nearby cemetary, and the scenery as background, it really tells a nice story!


The church is absolutely beautiful with it's decorations. So old fashioned and very suitable for this old church. I can only imagine a service here with the salt air, ocean breeze, etc.. Very well done.


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-02-28 16:12]

A very beautiful 'church by the sea' . WOW! An excellent scene. Well done. TFS

Hello Jean,
This is an interesting and attractive scene. I like your POV and your composition, with the foreground detail balanced by the backdrop of sea and headland. I like your note too.

Though I am not religious in the generally accepted sense, old rural and old coastal churches have always fascinated me, especially with regard to their setting and architecture.

You may be interested to take a look at my picture as follows:

Well done and best wishes!

Bonjour Jean
Une superbe composition avec un excellent cadrage et une très jolie lumière, bravo à toi pour cette belle réussite!

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