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A church just outside Silkstone. I took another shot several hours later which produced better light on the stonework but compositionally I thought this worked better.
Does the shadow succeed here or is it too dominant?
Any other thoughts and mods welcome
Phil

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-510
Lens:14.0-42.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Mar 2011 - 1:18 PM
Focal Length:14mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Out Of The Shadow
Username:Philo Philo
Uploaded:21 Mar 2011 - 6:28 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel
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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2011 - 6:45 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think it works, i feel the shadows lead in very nicely to the building...forming a nice centering point with the branches on the two sides on the top. Its also been nicely exposed and composed Smile. I feel though a mono look could also work, have uploaded a mod with some toning to give it a dramatic look. I hope you like it Smile

Cheers

Prabh

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2011 - 7:17 PM

Many thanks Prabh, I'm pleased you like it and yes it does work in mono.
Cheers,
Phil

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Jestertheclown
21 Mar 2011 - 9:35 PM

I have to agree with everything Prabh has said here and I also thought of mono as soon as I saw it.
I like the use of the shadows to draw you into the image but I think I'd crop a little from the bottom.

Cheers,

Bren.

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Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2011 - 10:33 PM

Thanks Bren, I like the idea of the crop so I have uploaded another version and I must say I prefer it. Also converted it to mono to keep you happyWink
Phil

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Jestertheclown
21 Mar 2011 - 10:41 PM

Brilliant Phil!
That's precisely how I envisaged it.
I have to say that I'm really getting into this mono lark. After months in the doldrums, wondering what to do next, what started out as a bit of a personal challenge has turned out to be a breath iof fresh air.
I'm walkng around now "seeing" things in black and white which I'd never considered before. It's a whole new experience.

Bren.

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iancrowson e2 Member 4209 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2011 - 12:11 PM

I agree with the other comments.Both colour and mono versions work for me. However the colour of the gritstone (I believe it is) which has been cleaned make this a pleasing image for me personally (memories etc). The mono makes for a rather grimmer picture. I like it cropped . The shadows certainly work very well and you managed not to have your own shadow in the scene.

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2011 - 12:20 PM

Thanks Ian, perhaps I should have uploaded the cropped colour version also.


Quote: The shadows certainly work very well and you managed not to have your own shadow in the scene.

I actually tried the shot from further to the right but had the problem with my shadow. From this pov the large tree masks my shadow.

Thanks again Bren, I do agree that it is a nice challenge working with mono.

Cheers,

Phil

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2011 - 7:48 PM

I think it's amazing how much difference that little crop makes. Perhaps it's because the tree trunk shadows are quite large and heavy-looking at the bottom. Whatever it is, I still like the colour, and the crop works just as well on that one.
Pamela.

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Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2011 - 10:20 PM

I agree Pamela and it left wondering how I had missed it in the first place; the crop just seems so obvious. Good to hear from you againGrin
Phil

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