Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Fintry Kirk

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

A shot around the back of Fintry Church.
Wanted to catch the light on the branches which have a great look at night. Not sure I quite made it work. This was a tighter crop on the back of the church. I'll upload the fuller image soon for comparison.

Technical:
ISO100
25 seconds at f/4.5
focal length: 31mm

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Fintry Kirk
Username:CaptivePixels CaptivePixels
Uploaded:1 Feb 2009 - 12:55 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Church, Fintry, Landscape / travel, Night
VS Mode Rating 101 (100% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
User_Removed
1 Feb 2009 - 1:14 PM

There is something I like about it.

Looking closely there is more detail in the darkness than there first appears to be. I suspect a good print could bring it out more - a this level of darkness you are a bit dependent on various screen calibrations.

You have three quite effective points of light - the moon, the church tower and the graveyard - which can give you a composition. I think you could perhaps try to bring up a little more detail out of the darkness.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaptivePixels

Thanks very much for the comments and mod, Brett. Uploaded my own mod (before I saw yours Smile) where I've tried to bring out the detail a bit.

Interestingly, I see a bit of flare above the moon on your mod that I hadn't noticed on the original and will take out.

Last Modified By CaptivePixels at 1 Feb 2009 - 1:28 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

User_Removed
1 Feb 2009 - 1:42 PM

I like the wider crop as well - there's quite a good balance to it.

Brett

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10933 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2944 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 3:03 PM

It definitely has a spooky mood, - the light is good, and I think your intention of getting the light on the trees would make for a good effect.

Ive tried some mods, - focused mainly on selectively increasing the brightness. I sharpened the tree branches aggressively which will accentuate the white/black effect.

In the second mod I wondered if a blue/cyan filter would add to the mood.
I also painted in the white gable on the church, - found it a distraction.



Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 1 Feb 2009 - 3:04 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaptivePixels

Thanks for the comments and mods Willie - I had also tried a blue tint which gave pleasing results. Hadn't thought about the gable end though - nice touch.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014848 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 6:13 PM

the first shot here is compositionally a bit confusing with the brightest thing, the church, being right on the top right edge of the frame. Our eye is drawn up there and kinda just dwells there as there's nothing else for it to look at - well nothing obvious anyway other than the moon, which is effectively a pin point of light.

Also the church is quite obscured by the trees.

Your first mod addresses some of these comp issues, you get to see mre of the church, there's another bright area to compliment the main building (the trees) but this adds another compositional quandry - can you get away with the church in the centre of the shot?

I'd say that your best comp may be to ctop away the left where the moon is, but the church on the left 1/3 line and then do a bit of contrast adjustments to add punch to the shot.

night stuff is a fave of mine, it takes a bit of practice so keep at it

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaptivePixels

Thanks Ade, I'll try the suggested crop later on ad upload a mod.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CaptivePixels
2 Feb 2009 - 11:25 AM

Mod taking into account Ade's suggestions uploaded

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.