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The Old Looking Towards the New

The Old Looking Towards the New
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5810 W: 275 N: 13268] (52850)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-27
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): TE Meeting Peebles 2013 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-02-05 1:20
Viewed: 2343
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone,

A few days ago I posted a photograph of the old church at Temple and had intended to follow it with this shot. Oh, well, here it is.

This picture shows a view from the window of 13-14th century church to the new 19th century church which was built to replace it. As w/s, I will show the exterior of the churches so that you will be able to get an impression of the two styles but, I had to post this shot, aesthetically, I loved the idea of the old looking wistfully towards its replacement.

From Undiscovered Scotland:
This is the Old Parish Church. It's tempting to think of this as part of the Templar monastery from the 1100s, but it seems much more likely to have been built in the 1300s by the Knights of St John: though probably reusing elements of an earlier Templar church.

Opposite the Old Parish Church is Shillinghill, built in 1832 as a replacement for the old church, but in more recent times itself converted to residential use. To the east of the Old Parish Church is what looks like it might have once been a mill building, but in fact turns out to have been built as the manse for the 1832 church, on part of the original foundations of the cloister of the Templar monastery.

Here is a larger version.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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Hello Bev,
I rather like the idea of peeking through through the old window to view the newer Church,the textures of the window are nicely revealed whilst the warm outside light has worked it`s charm on the rowan tree and the Church.
Very imaginative.
Kind regards Les.

good morning to you
you chose the best point of view from this
old construction to present the new
clever idea indeed
according to your useful notes this shot shows
a view from the window of 13 century
welldone and wellseen
perfectly executed
have a nice evening and do not forget
the old photos too

Hello Bev,
A very good idea this. I like the off-centre placement of the window and the beautiful rendering of the stonework, particularly in the sunlit area on the right. A bit pernickety I know, but I find the presence of the person in the red top a little annoying; he draws the attention away from the main subject. You could perhaps clone him out? Otherwise, very good technical presentation.

Ciao Beverley
sempre brava nel creare delle composizioni efficaci, non hai perso questa splenbdida occasione.
Il risultato è una bella foto nella quale alle trame della finestra si contrappone la delicatezza del paesaggioche racchiude.
Ciao e buona giornata

Hi Bev,
Interesting architecture well framed, I like the view of the tower through the Fg, Nice light management on the FG.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13672 W: 0 N: 16018] (168038)
  • [2014-02-05 4:46]


quelle recherche de composition superbe vue et compo quelle vue sur ce clocher en fond au-travers des barreaux de pierre ce clocher et cette église dans l'axe parfait merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour Beverly,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition.L'usure des piliers de cette grande fenêtre est très évident. J'aime la texture de la vieille pierre. La nouvelle église est bien située au centre d'une des ouvertures. Les arbres ont de belles couleurs d'automne.



Hi Bev
love shots like this! There is something so romantic and evocative about a wrecked old church. It just seems to add to the sadness and neglected passion for the place that makes them such wonderful subjects. This one is a perfect mix and composition that makes all that atmosphere come to life. Love it!

Regards - B.
Taking another battering as I write this. No let up in sight either.

Hi Bev,
A very fine picture or rather two fine pictures. The closer picture shows all the attractive details of this old window. The other picture shows a beautiful little church in the sun. You have actually managed to fit in a person with something red!
Your note is very interesting, as always.
Kind regards

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13600 W: 295 N: 27094] (108785)
  • [2014-02-05 8:17]

Hi Bev,
nice the view of the old window of the church as through it we can see the old parish church.
I like the good presentation with the light and colour management of the backdrop to be superb.


Hi Bev,
I have missed the previous photo and in general I have missed recently a lot... This was a very interesting place so well hidden a little known I guess. Your composition so simple and yet works great here. You have well used the light which was present there just for a second to lit the fragment of the ruins, the distant view is well lit too. I think I can spot there Martin and even myself but I may be wrong. I am really amazed by the final effect, you have a great eye.
PS Bev, I think Temple was already in Midlothian not in Scottish Borders anymore. That is where I put it.

Fine view out of the arched-window, Beverly.
Erosion of the ancient stone is notable on the arch's poles, a work of rain and wind through the centuries.
Looking on the newer church is a nice decision, "filling" the sight from and out the old (church), and placed the bells tower right on the gap. Good light management.
Good evening,

Hello Beverley,
As I often use to say here; it's a perfect lecture for good pov !
Perfect entry with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards

Ciao Bev
la vista attraverso quella splendida trifora antica, è leggermente "sporcata" dalle persone che si intravedono, ma rimane comunque una bella idea e una bella interpretazione.

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2014-02-06 5:01]
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Hello Bev,

This is a delightful photograph which brings back some very pleasant memories of our meeting in the Scottish Borders in October.

The light is nice and soft here (I seem to remember that the light and shade were quite harsh that day) and the colours are very natural. A good composition from a place which really wasn't that easy to photograph. Good details and sharpness too.


Kind Regards,


P.S. I think I might post a picture from that day too!

P.P.S. Just one little comment which also applies to your last picture from here - Temple is in Midlothian and not in the Scottish Borders.

hi Bev,
I admire that tracery again too, its beautiful and its weather beaten look gives it character. I think it is that very character that makes me feel sorry for these old buildings, and especially when like you say they sit there looking at their replacements. Still, on the plus side the photographers of the world appreciate it as you show so well here. Without the old, the new would not look nearly as good as it does here!
All the best

Hello Beverley!
Interesting and attractive details!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format and composition really pleased me! Just one but, maybe the pov should be lower so the people wouldn't be there! Of course, nothing serious!

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2014-02-08 2:13]

Hi Beverley,
Excellently arranged photo, the view of the small church is well framed by the window of the older church. All in nice light and excellent details.
Very well done.
Wish you a very nice weekend.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2014-02-09 3:44]

Hi Bev,
Like your POV used for taking this image. Looking at the new 19th century church through the old ruin church window was a cool idea and the result is simply eye-catching. Very well done and composed scene. TFS!

Have a nice Sunday!

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46933)
  • [2014-03-05 16:27]

Hi Beverley!
Another good shot of this beautiful church in ruins! Seems you found another good pov. I like this composition and the way you show the other church through the window. Good light and details!

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