The Bell Tower

I found this old church completely by accident near an old, and now sadly closed, ice cream shop. I was heading to a village church known as the demon church, about forty minutes away from home with the hope of capturing a moody b&w image, but the closer to the church I got the flatter the sky became and I realised the shot just wouldn't work. So as I turned off (it was a wrong turn) to head back home, I rounded a bend and stumbled over this place instead. I think that is a wheel of some kind stuck up in the belfry, for reasons I couldn't even begin to imagine, next to the bell, which I don't know if it works or not. The image I was going to use was of three mossed over stone crosses, but when got home I didn't like my composition so I chose this image instead which I actually really like. So not only did I get my image, I also have a reason to go back to this church someday very soon. One thing I learned from this trip, a wrong turn isn't always a bad turn so long as you keep your eyes peeled along the way :)

On aside note, I worked out today I am 47 days away from completing my first year. I'm also thirty seven images short. The images have been taken I've just not posted them yet, so I apologise in advance if there is a sudden influx of shots in my name. I promise to be a lot more organised in year two :)
Excellent shot, especially in b&w. I have been wanting to take church photos and I never seem to like them.
posted February 8th, 2017  
Something about brick and B&W together, always such a great combo
posted February 8th, 2017  
Perfect for B&W Paul, sometime when we stumble across things they give us the best photos!
posted February 8th, 2017  
Awesome at B&W!!! Lovely story and great find!!!!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😉
posted February 8th, 2017  
Lovely B&W
posted February 8th, 2017  
Very nice find and capture. Is this church still in use I wonder :)
posted February 8th, 2017  
A great black and white image Paul and what a find. I have just completed my first year and feel for me it is such an achievement. You are very nearly there and I hope you will continue into a second year. Fav
posted February 8th, 2017  
Great b&w.
posted February 8th, 2017  
Love it, a really interesting shot. The bell reminds me of the one in the village where we lived in Cyprus for three years. On Sundays, the kids of the village used to stand outside the church before service and pull the rope attached to the wheel that made the bell ring. They took it in turns and of course, there was the occasional fight as to whose turn it was. ha ha.
posted February 8th, 2017  
Lovely B&W shot.
posted February 8th, 2017  
Nice shot as Babs says above the wheel is attached to the bell with the rope driving the wheel :)
posted February 8th, 2017  
I love wrong turns - you find the most interesting thing
lovely textures and tones
posted February 9th, 2017  
It's surprising what you come across- interesting shot!
posted February 9th, 2017  
Great find! love it in b&w!
posted February 9th, 2017  
Wonderful find! It looks great in b&w...brings out some nice contrast and texture. I think the wheel is part of the bell system that has come off its hanging space inside the roof...looks like the rope would be pulled which turns the wheel which then rocks the bell so it rings?
posted February 9th, 2017  
@danette Thank you. Churches are one of my fav subjects. Really need to get out more to shoot them :)
@brett101 Thank you. I've stumbled across a few cool subjects since starting this project :)
@olenadole Thank you Nadiya :)
@carole_sandford Thank you :)
@hermann Thank you. I got the feeling the church is still in use. I think it belongs to a really tiny village. I'll investigate more when I go back :)
@megpicatilly Thank you. Congrats on your achievement, As for me, I'm not going anywhere :)
@toia Thank you :)
@onewing Ah, so that's what the wheel should be for. Thank for the info and thanks for the comment. I can just imagine the kids fighting over whose turn it is to ring the bell :)
@mittens Thank you :)
@rjb71 Thank you Richard. I have to admit it's the first time I've noticed such a thing :)
@annied Thank you. Wrong turns can be great, especially if you have your camera with you :)
@lyndamcg Thank you :)
@abf277 Thank you :)
@kazlamont Thank you. And thank you for the info, I think you may be right :)
posted February 10th, 2017  
@shylaine3304 Ooops, almost missed you out - shame on me. Thank you Erika. you're right, bricks and b&w might a terrific combination :)
posted February 10th, 2017  
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