Fortingall is a small village in Perthshire, Scotland and according to legend it was the birthplace of Pontius Pilate. The current parish church was built in 1901 but the site has a religious history dating from the 6th century where an early monastery once stood. A relic of this monastery, in the form of a hand bell dating from the 600s, is on view in a niche near the pulpit of today’s church.
Close to the west end of the church is the Fortingall Yew tree, believed to be 5,000 years old and quite possibly the oldest living thing on earth.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF16-35 2.8 L II with Lee ND filters on tripod. Processed with Photomatix, Raw and Photoshop.
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