Mial Church

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 3 October 2019 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This rural north Carolina Church is unused but not abandoned. The doors and widows are tightly sealed, the lawn is unmowed but not overgrown. The surroundings are mostly agricultural fields, but there are a couple of residences nearby. Across the gravel road was a large cornfield partly harvested. After walking around the church, we also explored the cornfield. (BTW "Mial" is the correct spelling. I believe there was a Mial plantation here in the 1800s).

SONY NEX-C3 1/4000 second F/4.0 ISO 800 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at My-Expressions.com. It is gone now.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

It is a pity that this charming wooden church is no longer in operation. She's really pretty and black and white suits her. I love simple churches like this one

3 Oct 2019 5:14am

Anne from France


3 Oct 2019 5:23am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Belle prise

3 Oct 2019 7:01am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Good work in this monochrome.

3 Oct 2019 8:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition with the trees all around . The church is part of the life of this place and is not neglected even if not used.

3 Oct 2019 10:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

IR is suitable for the unmowed lawn.

3 Oct 2019 11:57am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A quaint image

3 Oct 2019 3:11pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

Cette église est magnifique avec cet immense arbre qui semble la protéger, c'est vraiment dommage qu'elle ne soit plus en "activité" !
Ton noir et blanc est superbe aussi !

3 Oct 2019 3:35pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely image of a classic country church.

3 Oct 2019 5:16pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


3 Oct 2019 5:23pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Awesome range of tones captured in this infrared composition!! Excellent textures as well. You make me want to go inside when you mention everything is tightly sealed. :-)

3 Oct 2019 8:35pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

AKA Oaky Grove Church

your photograph and processing are much better than others online

what a timeless image you've accomplished

4 Oct 2019 12:40am

@sherri: thanks - the people I talked to just called "the church on Mial plantation," or the "Mial church." Searching Oaky Grove, I see that I was uninformed.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful image of this country church. I love how it is not manicured. It just looks like it is naturally there.

4 Oct 2019 12:47am

Don from Spokane, United States

Fine shot of this classic. The wooden church still appeals to me.This is a fine picture of one.

4 Oct 2019 2:43am