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Preston in the Picture: St Walburge’s at night

Posted on - 14th October, 2012 - 2:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Photos

paul melling

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It’s not the first time I’ve covered St Walburge’s church in the Preston in the Picture series of photographs. In May, I featured a close up shot of the church but it’s the magnificent spire that most people think of when you mention St Walburge’s. For many rail travellers it’s a landmark point on their daily commute and for me it’s always a site that reminds me I’m nearly home.

The gothic style limestone steeple and spire rise over 300 feet and in this photograph you can see it floodlit against the night sky. The photo was taken using a long-exposure and you can just see a few stars in the sky. You can also see the clouds starting to blur as their movement across the frame is recorded. The red line in the bottom right of the photograph is a passing motorcyclist whose red tail light left its mark on the picture.

Photo: Nikon D700 16-35mm f11 48secs ISO200

Paul Melling [paulmellingphotography]

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