Country church

Every time when we go to visit my mom, we drive by a church in Starý Rožmitál that always draws my attention. There is nothing extraordinary about the building itself, it’s a country church standing by a cemetery, but the view from the road looks very nice. I asked my husband to stop nearby last week so that I could take a photo.


Here is a closer view with a different processing:


I was walking here and there for a while when looking for the best view and along the way I was passing by a beautiful lilac bush:


Lilac blooms are gone for now so it’s a nice memory. I also saw an eye-catching leafy tree which I really liked:


But back to the church itself. Those of you who have been following my blog for some time might remember that I captured the church a few years back in winter, it looked like this:


I edited the photo a bit more this time and created another look:


We always hurry when we go to my mum to be there in time and we usually go back in the evening when there is not enough light and we are looking forward to getting home, but I’d love to capture the scenery also in autumn and under different weather conditions. The resulting series might look great…



  1. I enjoyed all the versions of pictures of the church; but, for me, that leafy tree, with the wooden thing leaning up against it, steals the show. I LOVE that shot. The shot of the lilacs is also stunning. I could almost smell their wonderful fragrance. I think you're just going to have to find a way to leave a little earlier on those trips to visit your mum, to allow time for seasonal visits to that church. 🙂

    1. Linda, thank you. I have to admit that you took me by surprise with that leafy tree, I wouldn’t have expected it to be the winner… Those wooden things leaning up against it are used in winter to protect the road against snow being blown from that meadow (or field) behind it. It’s more difficult than it seems to find that extra time in the morning as my mum always insists on us coming as soon as possible but with some effort, it could be done, that’s true.

  2. The church is anything but ordinary in my eyes.It is beautiful. I love to see the same subject photographed at different times of the year. The lilacs are blooming here right now, too. I wonder what kind of tree that is? When I first looked at it, I thought it was a grape vine.

  3. It's a beautiful church and I like this style very much. It would be nice to see what it looks like in autumn when the leaves have turned. I also like the different ways of processing and how much that changes the mood in the photos.

  4. The church is beautiful! My favorite is the last images with the snow and edits, lovely. There are places I drive by often that I wish I could stop and take a picture. I need to write them down and have a day to drive around and take pictures. 🙂

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