St Martin’s Church.
Birmingham, England.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:13-16

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The most ancient of Birmingham’s churches, St. Martin has been the focal point of the markets area since the 12th century. Inside is the oldest monument in the city, a 1325 effigy of the Lord of the Manor Sir William de Bermingham. The present building, with a stained glass window by Burne-Jones, dates from 1875. Home to the world’s first change ringing peal of 16 bells. Grade II listed building. St. Martin has undergone a major refurbishment over the past five years. (Source:

Nikon D60, tamron 10-24 mm lens @ 11 mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 100, handheld, no flash.
single file converted to 3 exposures in PS (-1, 0, 1).
tone mapped in Photomatix.
tweaks in PS. no manipulation.

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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    Outstanding work and hdr!! – very striking!!

  • thanks Kate …glad you like it :)
    im very excited about this came out with so much drama after tone mapping…the cloud formation is just special :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great work, well done

  • your comment means a lot Antanas.. many thanks :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • George Salazar
    George Salazarover 4 years ago


  • thanks George :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • SPDF
    SPDFover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely amazing! This shot is pure genius! And I love the perspective distortion where the church’s verticals are leaning in. It makes it an even more powerful composition to me. The cloud effect and tone mapping are quite stunning.

  • im very grateful with your comment Sean…quite flattering be honest, this image got me all excited this afternoon.. ive been staring at it for a while now.. it seems like heaven is trying to connect with the church GOD is trying to say something, hence i gave it an apt title which hopefully will be ‘WITNESSed’ by many :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago

    Spectacular and Stunning, Excellent Image….Laura

  • thanks so much Laura :) very kind of you!

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 4 years ago

    WoW! Stunning, my old ancestors church never looked so good!

  • thanks Lissy…I hope your ancestors are pleased with this ..let’s dedicate this artwork to them, shall we? :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyover 4 years ago


  • many thanks Jessica :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • thanks Bela :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyover 4 years ago

    Brilliant use of HDR – I used to cycle past there every day when I worked in Brimingham and it looks superb in this image – the wide angle effects really add to the scene:)

  • cheers my friend :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 4 years ago

    Really great photo…!!

  • thanks so much :)

    – Yhun Suarez

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