Borgund Stavkyrkje

As I promised last week I’m going to try and post one shot a week to re-start my blog.

I took this shot during our brief summer holiday last year The wood to build this church was first felled in the winter of 1180 the building began in 1183. Of the approx 1000 churches built there are 28 left Borgund is the one that is least altered.

Nikon Z6
Nikkor-Z 24-70 f/4.0

Warming up

Warming up by Davidap2009
Warming up, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Nils Kristian starts a warm up.

Skagen Church

Skagen Church by Davidap2009
Skagen Church, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Taken using a polarising filter and adding an Orange filter effect using Siler Efex Pro 2

The Church of St Laurence. Denmark

The church of St Laurence. Better known to Danes as “Tilsandede Kirke” or Sand buried church. The church has been in existence since the 13th century first recorded mention in 1387.
In 1795 the Danish King Christian VII gave permission for the church to be closed. It could not be protected from the enormous amounts of drifting sand.

The tower itself dates from the 15th century. However it was rebuilt in the 18th and 19th centuries. Following the demolition of the church the tower was left as a landmark for ships at sea and was whitewashed. The last burial in the church graveyard took place in 1810