Mount Zion Church in Quarrier’s Village was converted into flats in 2004 but remains one of the most iconic buildings in the area. The 120-foot-tall tower, allied to the church’s Gothic architecture makes it an extremely impressive sight.
The surrounding buildings are dwarfed by its sheer scale, while the low horizon line emphasises its height. The adjacent roads, left and right are curved, which leads the eye to the building. The large conifer tree on the left keeps the viewer’s eye and interest inside the frame, while the figures provide scale.
The strong blue shadows on the roof add drama to the scene, while the elongated shadows on the grass indicate the time of day. Finally, the colour of the sandstone in light and shadow offers warmth to the composition on a cold day.