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Tried another one form PS filter(brush stroke). The intention is the same: Emphasize the carving on the cross.
V2 is the original, slightly underexposed, I wanted the blue sky.. I took one at S: 1/250, the sky was too white..so this one is 1/1250/sec.
V3 is the location of the cross. Bedale church, North Yorkshire. Thanks for looking, comments and MODs are welcome. Have I made it worse again?Grin

UPDATE again, V5 for Pamela. Just to say thanks for her research... V5, St George and Dragon.(All the wall paintings were under covered in 1926. Traces of a medieval painting of St George and the dragon were discovered in "St George's Chapel" as it was known.It was then substantially re-printed. According to the leaflet of the church). Thank you for your interests.

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Apr 2013 - 10:01 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Carving of the cross
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:12 Apr 2013 - 3:19 PM
Tags:Architecture, Carving, Church, Cross, Yorkshire
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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
12 Apr 2013 - 3:41 PM

I am glad you have included v3 Jasmine ! Lovely photos of this amazing art work Smile very well taken !Grin

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johnlw
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12 Apr 2013 - 3:57 PM

I like v1 best with the blue sky.

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leontari
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12 Apr 2013 - 3:58 PM

V3 is a lovely composition and superb capture, Jasmine. I like V1 , I think itīs better than the original.
Effrossini

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:09 PM

I think that you have achieved your outcome rather successfully. Superb clarity and depth Jasmine

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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nonur
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12 Apr 2013 - 4:16 PM


Quote: V3 is a lovely composition and superb capture, Jasmine. I like V1 , I think itīs better than the original.
Effrossini

Same here.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1122 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:52 PM

A nice image, also prefer V1

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headskiesfly
headskiesfly e2 Member 10headskiesfly vcard Austria
12 Apr 2013 - 4:57 PM

I like V3 Jasmine, the composition and the wind catching the flag makes it a very English scene.
Rick

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pablophotographer

Nice light and shade captured .
He looks like a saint, do we know who he is?

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2322 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 5:25 PM


Quote: I am glad you have included v3 Jasmine ! Lovely photos of this amazing art work Smile very well taken !Grin

Same here
Suzicoo

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LynneJoyce
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12 Apr 2013 - 6:10 PM


Quote: I think that you have achieved your outcome rather successfully. Superb clarity and depth Jasmine

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

I agree.

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mauriceegan
12 Apr 2013 - 8:13 PM

Excellent images Jasmine with wonderful clarity
Maurice

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:36 PM

Sorry Pablo, I can't supply any information about the figure. I can only upload the whole cross image on V4 for you to have a look. It is for the Bedale's people who died during WWI. Thank you for the comment.
Thank you all for your kind comments. I didn't make it worse, did I?Grin

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pablophotographer

hello again,

are you trying to convince us there is such a think as blue skies in the UK? - I have not checked the location yet, it may be in AUS or NZ, Tongue

I like the V4, it is a great example of light and shadow. Quite monumental, just right for the purpose.
For me V2 is the best close up picture while V4 is the best location picture.
Pity that people had to die to raise the monument but at least they don't get forgot and hopefully the new generations appreciate peace and their contribution to history.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8687 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 11:07 PM

After some extensive googling, Jasmine, I'm none the wiser about the figure on the cross. This is the church of St. Gregory, so maybe it's him. But there is a picture within the church of St. George slaying the dragon, so maybe it's also him on the cross. There is a dragon and the figure does hold a sword.
As to your pictures, why not just feature the figure, then the whole cross as in V4? which is very nice.
I've done a modification where I used perspective correction to get the carving square, adjusted levels and framed it.
See what you think.
Pamela.

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 12:15 AM

Thank you very much,Pamela. Yeah, that is a good idea. I'm not good at thinking that way.. I'm still used to as a photo. The imagination hasn't stretched that far yet.Smile
Uploaded V5 for you to say thanks. Yes, you are right, the painting is one of the most interesting subject in the church...I wasn't sure if it was interesting as photo to put on....Thanks again.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 3:21 PM

V1 is a fine pictorial record. The others, for various reasons are not quite as good. V3 suffers from high contrast, heavy shadows and the seat legs cut off. I suspect a little under exposure on that one too.

V5 has some uneven lighting which is difficult to deal with.

Again, v1 is excellent.

Paul

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 3:52 PM

You are rally an expert, Paul....
V5 was very difficult, the left side was the window, the painting was 'cut off' at that edge. The light came from left nearly washed out the painting. I tried several PS layers to get it back to this stage. The colour and light were all wrong.
When I looked at V3 after I uploaded it , I thought it was over saturated by putting soft light on.. over zealous about the blue sky that I hadn't seen for quite long timeGrin
Yes, the leg was cut off when I corrected the perspective, it was at the edge.. should leave a bit margin. Sometimes I do find the faults after I upload the photo. Actually I saw the over sharpening sign around the cross on V4 as well. I noticed the over sharpening on the trees, I gave it a quick blur brush work, but I didn't realized the cross edge was over sharpened as well.
Thank you very much again,Paul.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8687 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 5:17 PM

Thankyou for showing V5, Jasmine, now I can see the real painting that was being referred to. You can see why I felt it might be St. George on the cross, though.

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