I was asked to take some photographs of four different churches this morning.
Croydon Churches are staging a big worship event at Crystal Palace football stadium and a video is being put together (by Owen Kingston) with a montage of stills showing the variety of churches within the borough. My brief was to visit these four churches and capture something of their character.
It was a truely fascinating morning, with a couple of traditional CofE churches, a small, but incredibly lively black pentecostal church and a huge church in the centre of Croydon, with lots of different cultures represented.
I had to be sensitive to the worship that was taking place, so of course no flash, and most of the shots were taken with high ISO settings: 1600-3200. All photos have been trimmed to 16:9 widescreen format, as needed for the video.
Cameras were Canon 1D mkIV with 70-200mm f2.8 and Canon 5D MkII with 24mm f1.4
I'm really pleased with with the results, and as usual, some of my favourites are below. I'd love to know what your favourite image is.
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Please feel free to leave you comments at the end of the photos.