alan frost photography

in monochrome with occasional colour lapses

Churches Project No.22 – The Sacristry at St John The Baptist, Inglesham.

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Regular visitors to this site will know that one of my passions are medieval churches. The older the better and preferably with little or no restoration; preserving original features and in so doing retaining a true sense of history. I like to enter a church and be transported back time. To feel part of its story and to enjoy the peace and solitude these places bring to a busy and chaotic world.

For some considerable time I have wanted to visit the 13th century church of St John the Baptist in Inglesham, which lies to the north of Swindon in Wiltshire. Earlier this week I spent the best part of 4 hours exploring the church, finding compositions and releasing the shutter. This one photograph of the sacristy fully justfies the 200 mile round trip.  This is the only image I have made so far. In time I will process others and write a more in depth post.

My Instagram (alan_frost_photography) profile states – ‘An eclectic mono photographer with occasional colour lapses.’ This is one such occasion. The wall paintings date from the 14th century and in some places are seven layers deep. Just glorious.

Do click on the image to enjoy and appreciate a larger version which will open in a new window.

 

 

11 Responses to “Churches Project No.22 – The Sacristry at St John The Baptist, Inglesham.”

  1. artsofmay

    At first I forgot what I was looking at and thought the photo was a painting or collage with all the layers and subtle colours. This is a great photo.

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    • alan frost

      Thank you very much. I printed it this afternoon on a fine art slightly textured matt paper and it definitely has a painterly quality. I’m very pleased with the result.

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  2. westdeanie

    I would love a close up of the distressed walls – right up my street! This photograph does make you feel the silence in the space.

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