Tag Archives: Carl Milner Photography

Vantage Point

There’s very few ‘perfect’ vantage points to take photographic vistas of the Leeds Skyline, I can count on one hand the various locations and one of them is my bathroom window, which now has its own hashtag on Instagram #privypics. So I’m always on the look out for that perfect spot for picturesque sunset photography, which I finally seem to have found a few minutes drive away from the house the other week…..enjoy the pics from the last three visits to ‘My Vantage Point’
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Lonely Church

St Mary’s Church, Lead

(near Saxton) Tadcaster, North Yorkshire (Also know as The Ramblers’ Church)

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This shot won the Awesome Architectural Shot (AAS) of the Day on Instagram

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The History (Via The Church Conservation Trust)

“Since being rescued by a group of walkers in 1931, St Mary’s has been known as the Ramblers’ Church. The repairs made then are recorded on the back of the church door. The church stands alone in the middle of a field filled with the bumps and furrows of earthworks that indicate the site of a Medieval manor house, for which St Mary’s was probably originally the chapel.

Nearby is Towton, the site of the War of the Roses battle, believed to be bloodiest in English history which brought the Wars of the Roses to an end in 1461. Ten thousand men are said to have been killed, and Cock Beck, the little stream which you cross to get to St Mary’s, is said to have run red with blood. You can find monuments to crusading knights in this tiny 14th-century church.

Despite its awesome history, St Mary’s is a peaceful place. The tiny rectangular building is very simple. It was probably built by the Tyas family, whose massive grave slabs are set into the floor. Carved with heraldic symbols and inscriptions, and dating from the 13th-century, they are an important and interesting collection.

Later additions were made to the church in the 18th-century, with a rustic pulpit, clerk’s pew, reading desk and painted texts.”

Floral Macro on Black

Some photography I took recently experimenting with black backgrounds or adding it in later via iPad apps and Photoshop Touch. I hope you like them as I do, they seem to really brings out the features of the flowers quite beautifully.


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Sky Painting

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It seem Leeds has been blessed with some of the most stunning evening skies and sunsets recently, these two from Tuesday the 4th of September could almost be paintings in their own right…I’m sure they’ll be more as well over the coming weeks with what looks like the onset of an Indian Summer for us in Leeds…at last!! Continue reading Sky Painting