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Whilst in Spain, I went on a coach trip to see a Franciscan Monastery in Jumilla, high up in the mountains of Murcia's northern sierras. The guide could not promise us admission, sometimes the monks just don't answer the door. But we were in luck. The church was full of atmosphere, and very small, but beyond it, through a small door, there was a treasure trove of memorabilia collected by the monks over many years during their travels, called the Museo Jeronimo Molina. Room after dingy room revealed delights of bygone years. These rusty old keys were against a wall. I haven't replaced the background, this is the way it was, complete with its own grot and texture.
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Pamela.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX130 IS
Lens:5.0 - 60.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 - 327.4 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:7.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:On, Red-eye reduction
Title:Unlock The Monastery
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:4 Jul 2011 - 6:07 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Jumilla, Keys, Monastery, Museum, Spain
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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43607 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 6:21 PM

I think the key to this image is the detail, especially in v2, however I love the old bits of wall and wallpaper (?) with nail heads in v1. Fabulous textures which would make a great texture layerSmile

Malc

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 6:30 PM

I bet those keys unlock some magnificent doors somewhere in the monastery, Pamela, it must have been a wonderful visit. I'm sure it gave you some excellent photo opportunities, unless the monastery was like most here, no photography allowed. Carol

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franken
franken e2 Member 113047 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 7:13 PM

I just love gritty rusty shots!

Ken

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 7:15 PM

v1 for me Pamela - fabulous textured background Smile
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Michaela_Solway
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4 Jul 2011 - 7:20 PM

great texturing in ths frame- nice work

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Jul 2011 - 7:20 PM

Lovely textures

Peter

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 7:22 PM

V1 for me, love the textured wall as much as the rusty keys..........Sandy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 8:37 PM

V1 - just perfect. And it tells so much about the place as a whole with just a few details, I love images that do that.
Moira

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2011 - 10:13 PM

just lost myself in the patterns in the background.. brilliant, keypit up
bunSmile

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 10:14 PM

You were right to leave the background natural as it shows the old rusty keys off perfectly. - gary

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 11:11 PM

I see plenty rusty padlocks Pamela, and often wonder what the keys would look like.
Good to see this collection here,and I bet everyone still has it use !!
Mick.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 7:59 AM

Well observed and captured.

Albert

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 9:08 AM


Quote: V1 - just perfect...

- I quite agree - caught the textures on the keys and wall well - intrigued as to why there are a couple of Yale keys amongst them!!Wink

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tomcat
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5 Jul 2011 - 2:26 PM

Sounds like a right treasure trove of artifactsGrin

Adrian

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 3:05 PM

A great set of rusty keys, Pamela, well seen and captured - definitely V2 for me Wink
Trev Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 4:09 PM

What an image ... gives me lots to think about .. Love the mystery of keys

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lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 4:45 PM

very creative shots and superb detail and texture!

Fred Grin

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 5:40 PM

Excellent capture, I think that I prefer V1. I like the contrast of the colours, and the light gives it a boost as well.. Believe it or not, I'm still using one of the 'looks like'...Grin
BTW,thank you very much for your kind comments, I've learned a great deal from youWink
Jasmine

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91887 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 8:23 PM

Superb detail in the keys Pamela. I go for V1 - I like the space and the textures and patterns make for a great background.
Brian.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 8:40 PM

The grot and the texture add so much to this shot - nothing is as wonderful as the found still life.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 9:49 PM

really well captured and interesting shot of the keys and the textures, they make a lovely image, most would not notice and photograph this small detail

Linda

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crookymonsta e2 Member 6685 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2011 - 10:32 AM

Both work equally well for me Pamela, the colours and textures are glorious.
Sandra

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7 Jul 2011 - 2:22 PM

great textures and light Pamela, superb set - V2 for meSmile
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Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 9:52 PM

How wonderful you saw this with your "photographer's" eye Pamela - most folks would have not taken a jot of notice. What history must be held in those keys. Lovely light and tones - I prefer the whole of V1 - it just settles with my eyes better - wonderful capture.

And the only thing I have in common with the monks is that sometimes I don't answer the door either but..shh! don't tell anyone..

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NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 12:29 AM

Definately a bg for mr Bee,Thought it was Florida that had the keysTongue

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PhillipMinnis

A well-spotted and captured image, Pamela! Wonderful shapes, textures and light! Nice one!


Cheers

Phil

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8 Jul 2011 - 3:19 PM

Why do I never see shots like this ?? A great capture. Well spotted.
Ron

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snappersue
10 Jul 2011 - 6:52 PM

V2 I like the better....hides all that grot etc lol Grin

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17 Jul 2011 - 12:15 PM

I love the colors and textures of this shot - well seen. I think I would have cropped square. A

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Sandgrouse
4 Sep 2011 - 10:38 AM

Great image, like this a lot
Rick

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