Llangelynin–A Very Small Church


It’s been a busy old week. First of all I’ve been trialling some new photography software, not only for HDR but also for post processing my photographs. I’ve never been a fan of Adobe’s Subscription Model and as much as I like Lightroom for it’s cataloguing and RAW Development, Photoshop played very little part in my normal workflow. But what I really don’t like is that if you don’t keep up the monthly subscriptions then you lose the ability to work with your photographs. For me the problem has always been to find an alternative to Lightroom and that’s where ACDSee Ultimate might come in handy. I want to own the software not rent it. But at the moment I’m only trialling it, although I must admit I do like what I’ve seen so far.

So this weeks challenge is Tiny. I thought about this for a while and as you can see from the photographs, TINY is relevant, when you compare the size of the church to say a cathedral.

Llangelynin

Llangelynin is perched on a hill approximately 900 feet above the Conwy Valley in North Wales. There is a single track road that runs nears to the church but the last part of the access is on foot. Inside the church it’s very sparse. Some wooden benches and stone floors. Those flowers are plastic, but they do add a splash of colour. Llangelynin is not used on a regular basis for church services, I think it’s only about a couple of times a year, Easter and Christmas.

Llangelynin Interior

I did say I was working on trialling two bits of software. The other one is easyHDR. For a long time now I’ve been dissatisfied with the results I get from PhotoMatix. I don’t know what it is but PhotoMatix seems to be stuck in a time-warp, just never advancing. I can’t remember the last time HDRSoft issued a major release.

I just checked it was November 2013, that’s 3 years ago. That really is a long time in software terms, sure it’s stable, and there have been quite a few dot releases but it just doesn’t excite me any more. Whereas easyHDR is not mainstream but I enjoy using it.

Anyway, here’s what other bloggers are saying about this weeks challenge

In My Own Words Weekly Photo Challenge- Tiny
Photography Journal Blog Weekly Photo Challenge- Tiny
Weekly Photo Challenge – Small on Tiny – Celina2609’s Blog
Our Own Little Walk of Fame – Aggie’s Amygdala
Say Tiny! – Blog of Hammad Rais
thephotoseye Tiny Thrills
Another Tiny View – Rebecca Wiseman Portfolio
Miss Jerz-tucky Weekly Photo Challenge- Tiny
Words Like Honey Weekly Photo Challenge- Tiny
deetravelssite.wordpress.com Tiny

12 thoughts on “Llangelynin–A Very Small Church

  1. arv! November 17, 2016 / 18:14

    Lovely church images. How old is the church? Love the stone masonry!

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    • Mike Hardisty November 19, 2016 / 17:53

      There was a church on this site from the 6th century but the present one is dated from the 12th or 13th century. Like all churches in this area they use local stone.

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      • arv! November 21, 2016 / 01:19

        Interesting.🙂

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  2. suesphotograpy November 17, 2016 / 22:53

    very nice as usual Mike, I have been using Easy HRD for about 4 years now and find it quite good.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 19, 2016 / 17:59

      I’ve played with it before but sort of dismissed it as I mainly used the Lightroom HDR module. But as my plans are to ditch ADOBE I had to find a new HDR program and easyHDR seems to suit the bill

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    • Mike Hardisty November 19, 2016 / 17:54

      I’m certainly glad I moved here, so many photo opportunities. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  3. Cardinal Guzman November 18, 2016 / 10:17

    Nice church. I’m not a fan of Adobe’s Subscription Model either. I bought an older version of Lightroom, but I don’t get any updates for it.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 19, 2016 / 17:55

      Has a chat with a few togs today when we were on the beach for workshop. Many of them are ditching Adobe for Affinity Photo or ON1 Raw when it comes out later this year

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  4. Janet Sunderland November 22, 2016 / 04:38

    I so enjoy your road-less-traveled photos Mike. You encourage my wandering feet in paths I’ve never seen. Thank you. Right now, I’m reading Rising Ground by Philip Marsden set in the wilds of Cornwall and oh, how I long to travel there, too. J.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 27, 2016 / 12:41

      I’ve spent some time in Cornwall Janet. Lands End is a commercial tourist trap but other parts are so amazing. Waling the Cornish Coastal Path especially around Tintagel area is fantastic, rugged country, wild seas, a photographers dream.

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