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Started Jun 11, 2014 | Photos thread
Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 33,890
Re: Church on the hill

LouHolland wrote:

The question is Mike, who is a church tower. In Georgia near Russia you have many small communities that were not always friendly to each other in earlier times, they had such towers in which they withdrew, and also used as a lookout to prevent themselfs. From Italy, I do not know.
The content of your photo is beautiful built against the slope of that mountain, but could use some highlight adjustment on the church front and it might be possible that adjustment could cause some depth and distinction in the green parts which looks a bit boring now.


MikePDX wrote:

I'm subjecting you to another photo from Lucca Italy.

This church was across the valley from the house where we were staying near Lucca. Our landlord's wife is buried in that cemetery.

E-M1 + 50-200 SWD at 200mm handheld

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Agreed, a making of a very good image that merely needs a little tweeking.

Also interesting are the towers built in Ireland as watchtowers for monesteries to give an early alert for Viking raids.  Also in Scotland a different style where a better-off family could retire and defend themselves against small bands of roaming brigands in lawless times.

These towers could not withstand a determined and properly equipped army but were up to seeing off small groups of ill-armed ruffians bent on living off the land.  Or even neighbours with a grudge/feud.  Peasants of course if sufficiently warned of an invading army just took off their ridge poles (valuable), hid them, and drove their livestock deep into the nearest forest and hoped for the best.

When the forests went they were in trouble already.

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