Little House (church) on the Prairie

No, not the American Midwest. This is on the Solway coast in North Cumbria.

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May 2013 (36)

Allonby, Cumbria, May 2013

5 Replies to “Little House (church) on the Prairie”

  1. OH!!!

    I love this images to bits John, great composition, subject, distance and exposure!!!

    what Film can still do!

    Fantastic work, well done! John 🙂


    • John Pickles says:

      Thanks Nigel. I’m definitely attracted to showing the character and uniqueness of film, rather than trying to emulate what digital does so well. I recently read an article (celebrating film) which basically said (and I agree) that film is no longer necessary to photography but only exists now as an artistic medium. Well, that’s justification enough for me to continue to use it. After all where would we be if people had given up painting after photography was invented! As always, thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. John


      • Great comments John !

        I think that’s 100% right, film still has a place and if you have a artistic angle towards it, you will find it!

        Digital is about pure representation, film is about pure artistic interpretation and I love what you did with this image and what you do with all your images!



  2. simon0252 says:

    Magnificent photo, John. The film really enhances the artistic attributes of this scene.


    • John Pickles says:

      Thanks Simon. It’s still amazing to me how different films have such different characteristics when used with different developers. I’ve just finished a roll of TMax100 developed in Rodinal (shot with a Contax G2) and the images have a completely different look. One that wouldn’t have worked for this scene perhaps would be great for other subjects. Thanks for commenting. John


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