Waiting in the Aisle

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 60D and Tamron SP AF 10-24mm (Tripod & Shutter remote release)
Shutter 0.6 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal length 10mm

Super Wide!

A shot from my first day out with my shiny new lens (Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5 Di II) which I’ve been mulling over for nearly a year before purchasing it recently. It was a lovely day out with my son, who also loves photography and it was his first day using a fujifilm S4000 bridge camera (he usually has a fujifilm or olympus compact).

Shooting Information:
Canon EOs 60D & Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5 Lens
Exposure 5 secs, Aperture f/16.0, ISO 800, Focal Length 10mm
Processed in Adobe Lightroom 4

HIdden in Plain Sight – Post 50

Built as a Wesleyan chapel in 1894 it remained opened for worship until 1992. It has now been extended and converted into private residences.

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Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Feature Image – Exposure 1/400, Aperture f/10.0, ISO 200, Focal Length 18mm
Second Image – Exposure 1/125, Aperture f/10.0, ISO 200, Focal Length 18mm

Hidden In Plain Sight – post 12

This is Leek’s only Roman Catholic Church. Designed by Albert Vicars of London in the Gothic Style and was constructed between 1886-87 before it opened in May 1887.

The land that church stands on was donated by J.H. Sperling (the father of the church’s first priest, A.M. Sperling).

Most of the stain glass windows were manufactured by Mayer & Co  of Munich & London and the few remaining windows were produced by Daniels & Fricker of London.

The Church was given a Grade II listing on 17 December 1992.

The Church of St Mary R.C.

The Church of St Mary R.C.

Shooting Information:
Feature Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 20 Secs, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm
Secondary Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 30 Secs, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Previous Hidden in Plain Sight Posts:
Idea – http://wp.me/p35l1I-i
Post 1 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-h
Post 2 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-x
Post 3 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-C
Post 4 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-R
Post 5 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-13
Post 6 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-1W
Post 7 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-23
Post 8 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2f
Post 9 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2m
Post 10 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2C
Post 11 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2L

Hidden In Plain Sight – post 8

These Gothic styled chapels were designed by William Sugden and built in 1870 at the main civil cemetery. The chapels are now a chapel of rememberance and a registrars office (only part-time). They were granted a Grade II listing on 7 June 1972.

I really can’t find much more information on this beautiful building but if and when I do, I promise to add an update.

Cemetery Chapels

Cemetery Chapels – Central Arch & Spire

Shooting Information:
Feature Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 1/30, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm
Secondary Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 1/40, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Previous Hidden in Plain Sight Posts:
Idea – http://wp.me/p35l1I-i
Post 1 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-h
Post 2 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-x
Post 3 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-C
Post 4 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-R
Post 5 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-13
Post 6 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-1W
Post 7 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-23

Hidden In Plain Sight – post 6

This little church of  St Luke’s was consecrated in December 1848, designed by F & H Francis, and its Gothic architecture makes it look a lot older than it actually is.

Its undergone a few changes since it was constructed. The tower was added in 1854 and the chancel lengthened in 1873. Although the architecture is Gothic, some of the stained glass windows are in keeping by being of Medieval design but some are in the style of the Pre-Raphaelites (a Victorian art/design movement). It was given a Grade II listing in 1972.

It’s still a busy community church, running mum & toddler groups, coffee mornings, etc as well as the traditional christian services.

St Luke's Tower

St Luke’s Tower added in 1854

Shooting Information:
Feature Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 1/50, Aperture f/11.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm
Secondary Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 1/50, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Previous Hidden in Plain Sight Posts:
Idea – http://wp.me/p35l1I-i
Post 1 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-h
Post 2 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-x
Post 3 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-C
Post 4 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-R
Post 5 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-13

Hidden In Plain Sight – post 2

This impressive church, St Edward the Confessor, over looks the town as it’s sited on a vantage point and although its in full view of the town centre, just how many people walk past or through its grounds everyday and actually notice the finer details, not that many probably.

Now for some history!
This is the towns only medieval church and it’s site has been used for Christian ceremonies for over 1000 years. The church, originally dedicated to King Edward (1042-1066), burnt down in 1297 and was rebuilt during the 1300’s. The south porch & main entrance date to restoration in the 17th century. The church also under went major restorations in 1839 and 1865-7.
Some of the windows that were replaced in the restoration in the mid 19th century were designed and manufactured by the William Morris Company.
Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops are responsible for the visible indentations on the preaching cross in the cemetery, apparently when they stopped in the town in 1745 on their way to Derby, they used the cross for target practice!
During the English Civil War, Royalist troops held out in the church and the exterior of the building sustained canon ball damage.
The Building was given a grade II listing on 13 April 1951.

St Edward the Confessor

St Edward the Confessor

Shooting Information:
Feature Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure, 10 Secs, Aperture f/5.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm
Secondary Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 30 Secs, Aperture f/10, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Previous Hidden in Plain Sight Posts:
Idea – http://wp.me/p35l1I-i
Post 1 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-h