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St George's Church, Dunster, Exmoor.

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Here is a photo of the red sandstone St George's Church in the village of Dunster, on the edge of Exmoor. The existing church is 14th century, built on an earlier building associated with Dunster Priory. There is a yew tree in the churchyard which is over 1000 years old. One of the interesting monuments inside is to Elizabeth Luttrell, who purchased Dunster Castle in the 1370s.
Picture was taken in late afternoon October sunshine. There is a nice edge of a 16th century half-timbered house just visible on the right.
Thanks for the kind comments and encouragement on my earlier pictures. Dave

Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:28-135mm canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:St George's Church, Dunster, Exmoor.
Username:HobbitDave HobbitDave
Uploaded:16 Oct 2008 - 1:38 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cathedral, Church, Dunster, Exmoor, Minehead, West country
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johnnyboy114
16 Oct 2008 - 1:52 PM

Hi Dave

Far beit for me to critcise as I am learning myself, but I hope this is constructive for you......

Firstly, I think you have the exposure spot on! Lovely colours in the church, nice focusing and depth of field. No worries there!

But regarding the framing......I feel you needed to be slightly more in front of the church, you have bits of things creeping into the photo that take away the eye from the main feature...the wall at the bottom, the car in the bottom left, the white edge of the house on the right......I think just reframing when you took this and using maybe the old cliche but totally correct rule of thirds to compose and I reckon you would have a cracking photo.....especially with that moody sky!

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gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 2:03 PM

John as a few good points but still a very nice shot. - gary

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HobbitDave
16 Oct 2008 - 4:13 PM


Quote: John as a few good points but still a very nice shot. - gary

Thanks Dave and John for the constructive comments, much appreciated. I have to admit to taking this picture from an open car window when parked at traffic lights! So I didn't like the car in the bottom left, but Dunster is an insanely busy little village on a sunny day, and my choices were to get mowed down by a car or lorry on this tiny street, or bumped into by hoards of folk on foot coming round that sharp corner, so I took the soft option! I know it's not that good a picture, but I hope the tower and lighting are OK. Thanks for the suggestions, always appreciated. Dave

Last Modified By HobbitDave at 16 Oct 2008 - 4:14 PM

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2008 - 5:26 PM

What a really good shot of a lovely church, well done.
Thanks for your recent comments.
peter

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BrianSS  7281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2008 - 5:46 PM

I agree with the first comments and I also think it would help the image if the Church were to be straightened in Photoshop (it's easily done) . . . . . just a thought.

Last Modified By BrianSS at 16 Oct 2008 - 6:40 PM

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HobbitDave
16 Oct 2008 - 6:50 PM


Quote: I agree with the first comments and I also think it would help the image if the Church were to be straightened in Photoshop (it's easily done) . . . . . just a thought.

Thanks Brian. Second version loaded, but not as attractive shadows in v.1.Kind regards, Dave

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mars  7 England
16 Oct 2008 - 7:04 PM

Well done ...I like them both, perhaps v.1 just a little bit more! love the snippet of history and I smile at the very apt description of getting through Dunster!


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HobbitDave
16 Oct 2008 - 7:07 PM


Quote: Well done ...I like them both, perhaps v.1 just a little bit more! love the snippet of history and I smile at the very apt description of getting through Dunster!


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Thanks, M, we know what it is like on a sunny day, yes?! Dave

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jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:58 AM

It is so nice to see this beutiful building again, you have captured it really well Dave.
My grandparents lived just down the road at Billbrook, but my Uncle had a cottage in Dunster and spent many happy days looking around this area.
John

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BrianSS  7281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 7:42 PM

What happened to that beautiful sky in the straightened version in V2?

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HobbitDave
17 Oct 2008 - 7:44 PM


Quote: What happened to that beautiful sky in the straightened version in V2?

Hi, Brian, v.2 is a different picture, taken on a different day wich was much greyer and damper. v.3 is the first picture with the church 'straightened'. Cheers, Dave.

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