Crucifixion

I walked past St Paul’s Church in Stepney, East London this lunchtime and spotted this wooden carving in the grounds.

Despite my own views and opinions about religions, I tend to think places of worship make for really interesting places to visit and photograph. Old churchyards in particular are great places to grab a few photos.

So when I spotted this carving of Jesus in the church’s grounds, I wandered in and clicked off a couple of snaps. I did some processing and was aiming for something like this so fairly pleased how this has turned out.

Back to work today and spent most of the day reading through emails… yawn!

For those that are interested, St Paul’s Church was built in 1657 and was known as the Church of Sea Captains because of its links to the docks and maritime trade. Over 70 sea captains are buried in the grave yard surrounding the church and a number of well known church members including Captain James Cook, John Wesley and Thomas Jefferson's mother (wow!)...

*** Sorry guys, but I wasn't really sure about the original photo I posted, so I've uplaoded this version which I am more happy with. Sorry to be a pain... ***
amazing shot--love how you processed it---beautiful!
posted September 27th, 2010  
Awesome pic, nicely composed and processed
posted September 27th, 2010  
HC
I love those kinds of places for many of the same reasons. Very interesting about the history as well! Thank you for adding that :)
posted September 27th, 2010  
Great capture. Like the lighting and composition of this wooden carving. Nicely done.
posted September 27th, 2010  
Great perspective.
posted September 27th, 2010  
Powerful imagery, Andy! Very well done!
posted September 27th, 2010  
Quite a haunting perspective.
posted September 27th, 2010  
Wow! I love the perspective and processing! Very nicely done!
posted September 27th, 2010  
That's a very cool picture - you did a fantastic job processing it.
posted September 27th, 2010  
good shot andy, well processed
posted September 27th, 2010  
What a wonderful capture Andy.
posted September 27th, 2010  
really stunning Andy, but now you have me curious what your original posting was......
posted September 27th, 2010  
What a gorgeous photo, and so beautifully pprocessed! It's lovely to see the old wood exposed, much like a ship's masthead, suited to the link with the maritimes. I really love this and I'm glad you took the time to give it to us today!
posted September 27th, 2010  
This is creepy, but I love it.
posted September 27th, 2010  
About that gathering, it was so interesting that we each knew one another through a different venue, though we live scattered across the LA and Orange County area. You must have a lot of 365 members in your neck of the woods, too!
posted September 28th, 2010  
Photoshoots together are a noble idea, but not all they're cracked up to be. A pub crawl and lots of lively conversation sounds about right!
posted September 28th, 2010  
Very interesting perspective here.
posted September 28th, 2010  
wow------------beautifully captured and I love the processing too!
posted September 28th, 2010  
Since being in your country I've visited so many churches/cathedrals/cemeteries... so much so I was asked from friends at home have I changed my views on religion... For me, I said... it's not about the religion so much as the history. How can the art work of this country and others be ignored.. So amazing and so is this photo! The texture of the wood.. which I could have mistaken for stone had you not clarified and the black and white works so well here.. (I'm picky about B&W's)
posted September 28th, 2010  
Very nice!
posted September 28th, 2010  
You caught right angle and it looks great!
posted September 29th, 2010  
great shot
posted September 29th, 2010  
Awesome...great angle and processing!!
posted September 29th, 2010  
I love the perspective. Powerful shot.
posted September 29th, 2010  
thank you everyone.........
posted September 30th, 2010  
Think I missed the first one as playing catch up with commens but the dark edit on this works so well
posted October 1st, 2010  
This perspective is really great
posted October 7th, 2010  
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