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St. Leonards-in-the-Fields Church, Perth

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This was taken primarily as a record but also to see if I could get the white balance and perspective right as I have struggled with images of buildings before. Also my kit lens was not wide enough to fit the whole building in without the trees but perhaps they frame the shot nicely.

All comments and critique are welcome.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jul 2014 - 3:35 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:St. Leonards-in-the-Fields Church, Perth
Username:billmyl billmyl
Uploaded:3 Sep 2014 - 7:31 PM
Tags:Architecture, Church, Perth, Scotland
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10866 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2862 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2014 - 8:39 PM

Youve done very well Bill.

The WB, colour, exposure are all spot on for me. I downloaded it, and though I increased contrast a bit, I ended up with pretty much exactly what you have here.


So success I think.



Regards


Willie

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dudler Critique Team 11103 forum postsdudler vcard England312 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2014 - 12:02 AM

The white balance is fine - better than that, as Willie rates it!

The perspective is - to my eye - just a fraction out - I used Image/Transform/Skew to pull the top left corner out a little for my mod. The buttresses make precise judgment difficult, as they are meant to slope, but the left hand end seems to be leaning in a fraction.

I also adjusted the midtone input slider in levels to give the tones a bit more "body" - I hope this is true to the way that you saw the building at the time.

All adjustments in Photoshop Elements 12.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1019 Constructive Critique Points
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All I would add to the above is that I wonder why you wanted to exclude the trees?

I wish you had stepped back, allowed a bit more space, because the building looks cramped in the frame and there isn't really enough of the trees visible to provide a comfortable 'cushion' either side of all those straight lines. That's what I would much prefer to see here. A bit more height of sky above the spire, and at least half a tree on either side.
Moira

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billmyl e2 Member 182 forum postsbillmyl vcard Scotland
4 Sep 2014 - 10:50 AM

Thank you Willie, John and Moira for your helpful comments.

I find buildings a challenge getting the colour of the stonework and the perspective right but it appears I have not done too bad here. John your mod looks great but the actual stone work on this building is a bit lighter probably accentuated by the sun. Moira I wish now I had stepped back a bit as I am never sure how much to 'frame' the subject. I have in the past had comments from people saying they do not like images framed by trees etc but I am learning that's the main thing.

Regards,

Bill

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