Sherborne is a market town and civil parish in Dorset, England. It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale. In the past this river must have been pristine as the towns name is derived from the Saxon word ‘Scir burne’ meaning ‘clear stream’. Set amid this charming old-world town is Sherborne Abbey. It is an ancient church and from a physical point of view, dominates the town. St Aldhelm, its first Bishop, built the cathedral in Anglo Saxon times - AD 705. It is possible that before this there was a Celtic Christian church called ‘Lanprobi’ at the site. In 1075 the bishop of Sherborne was transferred to Old Sarum, so Sherborne remained an abbey church but was no longer a cathedral. A church needs to be the seat of a bishop in order to be called a cathedral. In AD 998 it became a Benedictine Abbey and for over 800 years it reverberated to the chanting of the ‘black monks’. This ended in 1539 when the monastery surrendered to King Henry VIII. Now it is a parish church, a much loved parish church. The site has witnessed Christian worship for over one thousand years.
This church is breath-taking and its design was intended to stir the emotions. The picture is of the remarkable fan vaulted roof above the quire or choir. Simon Jenkins is one of Britain’s most prominent journalists. He writes, “I would pit Sherborne’s roof against any contemporary work of the Italian renaissance”. Location: Sherborne, Dorset, England.
Camera: Nikon D800 and Nikon 14mm, F2.8 lens.
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I'm still soaking up all the goodness of being back on my home turf so haven't got round to taking any shots myself yet. Sharing one instead from the beautiful @exploredorset feed taken by the brilliant @jackharding. You can understand looking at this shot how a love of nature was instilled in me- I'm 100% spoiled with this as my garden & I know it! Hope you all have a good weekend planned 🌿
The incoming tide works it's way through the rocks as I capture this image looking out across the Jurassic Coast towards Charmouth & Golden Cap.
Originally shot on the @huaweimobile P10 as an underexposed RAW file (in order to retain as much shadow detail as possible) before editing in #snapseed , increasing the exposure, altering the white balance & desaturating a touch.
On what's been a rather miserable day weather-wise, I thought I'd share an image with you to brighten up this gloomy day! I had the pleasure of visiting Brownsea Island last weekend and this little fellow was a delight to photograph. It's a great time to visit the island at the moment because the red squirrels are very busy gathering and storing food for the winter. They are so busy that the presence of human seems to hardly bother them, so I was able to get down low and photograph this squirrel feeding on a large chestnut. I will be returning next week before the ferry stops its trips for the season, and hope to get just as close to witness the squirrels fascinating behaviour ☺️💖 ------------------------------------------- #canonfullframer#eos5dmarkiii @canonuk