The Church of St Melar in Locmelar, Brittany

It is quite difficult to take ‘interesting’ but true photographs of the Church of St Mélar in Brittany. Colour? Black and white? Odd angles? Details or the broader picture? And how can I convey the sense of age, beauty, and the mix of originality and convention? In the end these are religious buildings – can I communicate the atmosphere in the particular building? Quite a challenge!

The previous post was ‘photographs of record’ and it was some time ago because I have been working hard on some photographic ideas. This time I am going to try some new approaches to Locmélar and I would love to know what you think.

The Church of St Melar, Locmelar

The Church of St Melar, Locmelar

The Calvary at Locmelar

The Calvary at Locmelar

Pieta on the Calvary, Church of St Melar, Locmelar

Pieta on the Calvary, Church of St Melar, Locmelar

Should I have a dark background instead?

Soldier and robber on the Calvary, Locmelar

Soldier and robber on the Calvary, Locmelar

Apostles in the South Porch, Locmelar

Apostles in the South Porch, Locmelar

Maybe black and white for the exterior, sometimes, and colour inside?