Packhorse bridge and Church of St. Giles, Medbourne

Packhorse bridge and Church of St. Giles, Medbourne

Description

Title:
Packhorse bridge and Church of St. Giles, Medbourne
Caption / Description:

Looking east across the packhorse bridge towards St. Giles Church in Medbourne, Leicestershire, UK.

The medieval packhorse bridge was used to cross the river when the lower ford (which today has also been covered with a bridge) was made impassable by floods.

The church of St. Giles is located on the north side of the green in the centre of Medbourne, and consists of a chancel, nave with south aisle, north transept, south transept with east aisle, south porch, and west tower.

The building has been altered and rebuilt so much that it is almost impossible to reconstruct its history accurately, however there has been a church at Medbourne since the late 12th century. It is thought that the original church was destroyed by fire around 1250, and was then rebuilt shortly after this event. The nave and south aisle were probably rebuilt in the 13th and early 14th centuries, and the West Tower was constructed around 1400.

Tags / Keywords:
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Britain
  • England
  • East Midlands
  • Leicestershire
  • Autumn
  • Medbourne
  • Church of St. Giles
  • Medieval packhorse bridge

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Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
_DSC2840-2.psd
Event:
Rating:
☆☆
Date this image added/last updated on website:
Original File Dimensions:
3851px x 2580px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
RGB
Original Image Color Profile:
Nikon Adobe RGB 4.0.0.3000

Location

Location Shown:
Sublocation:
Church of St. Giles
City:
Medbourne
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Location Created:
Sublocation:
City:
Medbourne
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:
52.529649200056, -0.82347140000278 View on map

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Copyrighted
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Rights Managed
Available for Editorial Use:
Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
No
Copyright Notice:
© 2010 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
140 s
Aperture:
f/8
Camera Model:
Nikon D200
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
+1
Focal Length:
18mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
27mm
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
No Flash
Exposure Mode:
Auto
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Cloudy
Exposure Program:
Aperture-priority AE

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor ED 18-70mm F3.5-4.5G(IF)
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Additional Optics used:
Setup:
Handheld, bracketed ±1EV

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Nikon Capture NX 2
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
Post Processing:

NEFs converted with -0.3 exposure compensation in CNX2
Images blended for exposure in PS CS5
Curves adjustment to increase contrast in PS CS5
Power cable and dust spot removed in PS CS5
LCE selectively applied in PS CS5