The Old Church Of Samford, Queensland, Australia. by Ralph de Zilva

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Listed by Australia Heritage. This beautiful little old catholic church in Samford was built in 1895 and was in use until 1985 when the new Sacred Heart church was completed. We belong to this parish.

Nikon D700 & Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens.

Displayed on the Redbubble Feature Page on 07.04.2013

Top ten challenge winner in the South East Australia group in January 2012

Featured in
Cover Shots on 22.11.2012
All Around Brisbane on 10.08.2012
A Place To Call Home in February 2012
Brissie, It’s Short For Brisbane



I have always had a love of capturing images and in my early teens took many photographs on my little Kodak camera. I loved the wild open spaces and bird life in particular and longed to be able to be an accomplished photographer. It took ill health and a forced early retirement to re-kindle this love of photography. I am a self-taught amateur photographer who has had no formal training. I take great pride and joy in my work and these days have the time to pursue this wonderful hobby.

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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    it is so bright and refreshing here….how wonderful to work here:) fine composition in this, Ralph. Lisa and a good weekend!

  • Thanks Lisa for your very kind comments.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thank you for having accepted it.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • madhusoodanan
    madhusoodananabout 4 years ago

    nice composition……….great shade

  • Many thanks Madhu.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    lovely light, lovely image Ralph :)

  • Thank you very much for all your lovely comments.Much apprreciate.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “Brissie! It’s short for Brisbane”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • It’s my lucky day. How marvelous. Thank you very much

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • DBArt
    DBArtabout 4 years ago

    very nice shot.. excellent composition

  • Thank you so much.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful piece of history!

  • Many thanks Joyce.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 4 years ago

    Lovely church, indeed. Shame it is not still there.

  • Thank you very much for your comments. I actually spoke to the parish priest about celebrating mass for just one day in this beautiful little church but his response was that it is church of the past. The present church is at the back of it,

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonabout 4 years ago
    Great composition with those logs in the foreground and good use of the light.
  • Thanks very much Terry. I was up at 4.00 am and got to the church at 4.45 waiting for the sun to rise. My wife thought I was mad to get up so early.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thanks Kathy.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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