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St Luke's Church Spire. by DonDavisUK


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St Luke’s Church Spire. West Norwood, London, UK.
My Place of Work A capture of my Church from my Bedroom Window on a bright but cloudy day. It’s great to see my place of work from home because when I see it, it reminds me that God is watching over me.

I’d just returned after speaking about being close to God to the Congregation. We were reading from the Gospel of Mark Chapter 3 and verses 21-35. In that bit of the Bible Jesus mother and brothers had come to get him, because people were saying that he was mad and some religious leaders had come down from Jerusalem to say that the miracles Jesus did were by the power of Satan {the Devil}. However, there were others gathered around Jesus, listening to his teaching. When someone told him his mother and brothers were outside and wanted him to go to them, Jesus said somthing really profound. Looking at those sitting around about him he said, “These are my brothers, sisters and mother, those who do the will of God.”

It’s strange how one’s own sermon can challenge. I felt challenged today and I asked myself this question about my life, “Am I doing the will of God?” All I know is that by emulating Jesus, loving my enemies, forgiving those who hurt me and doing to others what I’d have them do for me and putting God first in all things, I’ll stay close to Him. I’m not perfect, I’m not what I should be, I’m not what I could be, but by the grace of God, I am what I am. I’ll try…

Camera Details Nikon D700 with 70-200mm f/2.8 Nikon Lense.
ISO 100, f/11, 1/30th sec, 200mm, tripod mounted. Matrix Metering, manual focus, 9 bracketed exposure. Combined in Photomatix Pro 3.2. 16bit tiffs, saved as high quality JPG.


christianity, church spire, london, religion, st lukes west norwood, uk

Life is so precious and worth recording for posterity.
Imagine your grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren being able to see how you enjoyed life hundreds of years from now? Don can help you record those magical moments for them. Photographer since 1980s.
Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Cloudtastic skyscape Don ‘inspired’ :o)

  • Hi Robin, chees mate. My first attempt at Bracketing Exposures.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Beauty, Don! What a wonderful capture and an inspiring read to go with it, too!

  • Thanks very much for that Mike. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Well done, Don!

  • Thank you very much David, always appreciated mate. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    beautiful capture Don!

  • Many thanks for that Cheryl. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Its on my to do list Don, I keep meaning to read the instructions but never get round to it!! :o) I do it the old way, take a shot change the settings & take another, slow but all this techy stuff!!

  • Same for me Robin, until I read the book:-) LOL… It’s so easy, I don’t know why I didn’t try before…

    – DonDavisUK

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    I know why I haven’t; still not learnt to read yet :o)

  • Oh that really helps too:-) LOL

    – DonDavisUK

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Sorry I dont know what you said in your reply Don; I cant read!!

  • And my voice is all hoarse from speakin too much, I can’t even shout it loud enough:-)

    – DonDavisUK

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    Such a wonderful capture, perfectly exposed.

  • Thanks so much for that BC, All the best, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    I mean I cant read Japanese, the instruction books in Japanese you see its an imported camera!! Well ok its not, I mean it is but it might have been, you never know. I mean well its a possibility & it sounds better than saying I haven’t kinda well you know!!!!!!

  • &£)*$$@~E.R.

    – DonDavisUK

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