An ongoing series of photos taken around the Benderloch area of the Scottish West Highlands. If you would like more information about the area, including tourist and "where to stay" info please visit the Benderloch website - link on sidebar. Enjoy the pictures, and remember that if you click on a picture a larger version will open. Steve.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ardchattan Kirk 175th Anniversary

2011 is the 175th anniversary of the opening of Ardchattan Kirk, the Church of Scotland building on the north shore of Loch Etive. Throughout the summer there is a photographic exhibition showing people, events and documents about the building and the parish history.

There is more information about the Parish and the Exhibition here.

These are a couple of pictures I took recently. I spotted the potential for framing the building shot last winter and have been waiting for leaves to come out and the right light to get this photo from low down on the road. To get a nice balance of lighting more like the eye sees it this is built from a series of exposures of the scene.

Ardchattan Kirk
I have already produced a set of postcards of the church which includes a vertical shot of the interior. Now that I have a "wider" wide-angle lens I was able to stand in the gallery and take this view of the interior showing the Minister's pulpit (with the cross on the white drape or pulpit-fall as it is known); the inverted conical canopy (sounding board) above it and the Precentor's box below (for leading the singing of psalms). 

Inside the Kirk

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