Interestingly the bible was already placed facing the east window making this shot.

This magnificent 13th Century church lies hidden at the end of a close away from a main road in a built up suburb of Dartford but is well worth seeking out.

Known as The Lantern Of Kent it was built high on the cliffs overlooking the Thames and was for years a navigation aid. It was commissioned in the reign of Henry III and built by the same masons who constructed Westminster Abbey in London. Its exterior belies what lies inside as a staggering example of Early English Gothic architecture at its best in a parish church.

Interior view of the Nave showing the ornate carved capitals on the arcades.

5 exposure HDR from a single RAW file on a Canon EOS1000D and processed in DPP and PS8.


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  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesabout 3 years ago

    Excllent composition set out for you Dave ! Lovely work :-)

  • Thanks Jules :-)

    – Dave Godden

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