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High All,

Whilst I was up on the triforium taking my last upload I took this photograph of the service of evensong. I wish I could add the sound of this beautiful and peaceful service that ends the day. The setting sun through the east window created this lovely warm light to accompany the service.

Thank you for your recent comments and support. As always, its much appreciated.

Best regards,

James

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Nov 2011 - 5:13 PM
Focal Length:82mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Unknown
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Evensong
Username:James_C James_C
Uploaded:20 Dec 2011 - 9:21 AM
Tags:Architecture, Chichester cathedral, Evensong, Flash / lighting, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom987 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 9:31 AM

Off-centre placement used to good effect here, this gives a very intimate view but the angle prevents it from being intrusive.
I like the way you've used the triforium rail as a base-line - I think I might try skewing the bottom right corner down a degree or two to give a true horizontal?
Moira

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 9:43 AM

Interesting Moira. Yes, I think your right. Small point of detail. - the decorated wood you see at the foot of the photo is in fact the top of the screen that divides the High Alter from St Richard's Shrine and the Retro Choir. I've added a V2 to show you what I mean (I'm not entirely happy with this picture, which is why I hadn't posted it).

All the best,

James

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom987 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 9:51 AM


Quote: the decorated wood you see at the foot of the photo is in fact the top of the screen that divides the High Alter from St Richard's Shrine and the Retro Choir

That explains why the 'rail' is so low in the frame, I did wonder if I'd identified it correctly... Yes I can see exactly where you were now.
Moira

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gingerdelight
20 Dec 2011 - 10:37 AM

Superbly captured, both images. Just lovely.
Carol

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EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 11:49 AM

Beautifully captured.

Ann

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 11:49 AM

These are both lovingly done. Such grandeur, I can hardly imagine. Our little church would only fill the choir I think.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 4:35 PM

Nicely captured images.I'm sure that you can photoshop V2... On v1, I feel that I want to see more what's happening on the right... maybe another photo is requiredSmile
BTW, thank you for your comment& understanding of on "Going nowhere"Wink...

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2011 - 9:29 AM


Quote: On v1, I feel that I want to see more what's happening on the right... maybe another photo is required


I'm not quite sure what you are looking for here Xwang. The only "more" that one can see to the right of the picture is more arches - see V2. To move down the left hand side of the triforium so that one could see further down into the choir would not be acceptable as I would become visible to, and therefore a distraction to, the congregation. Where I was situated, under the East window, is in deep shaddow so unobtrusive. I am saving a landscape view for next year, which may be what you were hoping for, but I would say the the congregation are then no longer the subject of the photograph.

Ever curious and interested to learn,

James

Last Modified By James_C at 21 Dec 2011 - 9:31 AM

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2011 - 5:31 PM

Hi James,
I know it's always frustrated when people say things like 'move left or right', 'different POV'etc. Because sometimes even a tiny bit movement is impossible...
I meant, I could see from the photo, there were activities in the middle on the right, it made me curious to see what was going on there ...that's what I meant 'another photo'.
Because I don't know how far you can move, I have never been there,every church(cathedral) is different. When I was in Strasbourg Cathedral, I did see people were moving about,taking photos... as I said above, it all depends on the limitation of movement. If you can't move further left to get the view on the right, that's fine... if I did it, I would take the advantage of the symmetry of the building. Hope that I made myself clear this time...
Jasmine

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2011 - 6:38 PM

Hi Jasmine,

Aaah... I understand now. Unfortunately there is not much choice for position. If you take a look at this picture immediately under the East Window you can make out the upper half of a pair of double arches. For this picture I was stood with the camera braced against the right hand most pillar. For all the other pictures of this series the camera was set up on a tripod as close to the centre as I could get. The walkway across the end at this level is very tight - about the width of a large person.
Thank you anyway.

All the very best for Christmas and the New Year,

James

Last Modified By James_C at 21 Dec 2011 - 6:39 PM

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 4:12 PM

Great view points, I never did manage to find my way up to that hight.

John Smile

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 11:30 AM

Hi John,

You wouldn't have access to this area. It is kept locked and only openned when somebody to do with the cathedral needs it.

James

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