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The sun sets behind Knowlton Church, with glorious sunshine. Just before it got fully dark we walked into the building itself, a little erie, made more so as just on entering the church bats decided to leave, a wonderful experience.

Isn't life odd, when you expect a picture to bomb it does well, when you really like a picture, and expect it to do well, it flops. Not quite sure why these Knowlton pictures haven't gone down too well, but hey ho, such is life.
Thank you to all those that clicked, commented and voted on my previous uploads, I really appreciate it.
This is one of those marmite shots I suspect. Its a blended image of two bracketed exposures to balance foreground and sky, I then processed it in Colour Efex Pro and this is the result. I'm really enjoying processing these images from Knowlton, more to come, I'm afraid!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM
Focal Length:15mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Church at the dawn of time
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:24 Aug 2012 - 6:57 AM
Tags:Digital art, Knowlton church, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Sunset
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 6:59 AM

A glorious sky as a backdrop to this fine image, Mark. Carol

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:01 AM

Thank you Carole.

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 - 7:09 AM

Great colours
Glyn

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:22 AM

fantastic colours and detail mark wonderful comp and i love that sky a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:23 AM

It is the fantastic sky that makes this image.

Albert

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:31 AM

sky is amazing Mark, nicely done.
ant.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:55 AM

A real beauty, Mark, you've brought out some excellent colour with the processing. And I actually like the telephone wires in the composition which must be a first for me. 15mm - a touch of vertical distortion on the tower maybe.

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:06 AM

love marmite ... love this

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Rach1970
Rach1970  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:32 AM

Another beauty Mark. Love those colours. Nice one Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:19 PM

Terrific atmosphere accomplished in this image, so very well done!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:16 PM

The sky is wonderful and looks huge against that lovely church. Lovely image.
Ann

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 - 3:59 PM

It gets a double wow from me.... What a sky... IB

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 4:50 PM

A lovely scene Mark, that's a gorgeous sky!

Sarah *

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 5:50 PM

Nice work. Your processing paid off here -- giving us detail in the structure and the foreground grass and also presenting that wonderful sky.
I look forward to the additional shots.
-=\Walter

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:22 PM

Superb sky, Beautiful ruin, great composition, lovely light on field and trees -
what's not to like?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:03 PM

Funny..but I like Marmite..but slow off the mark here again Mark!..sorry
I think you have a beautiful capture here with the golden colours
and that is a rather special sky to set it all off so well
Lillian

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Skeet1Away
24 Aug 2012 - 9:21 PM

Mark, stunning sunset with lovely tones and detail, well worth waiting the rain out.......


Paul.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:58 AM

A wonderful painted sky, glorious colours and a completely different atmosphere

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TJC63
TJC63  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:51 AM

A nice piece of processing work here. A nice composition with the church tower on a third. I agree with Dave that there looks to be a tadge of lens distortion on the tower, but not enough to spoil the overall effect. Very well done.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 11:13 AM

OOOoooooo I love this oneGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 4:18 AM

best of the series Mark, great exposure keeping detail in that gorgeous sky and keeping the foreground from disappearing into the black.

Terry.

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DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 - 5:13 PM

Gorgeous Sky Mark Smile Love it

Dilys

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kenfoulds
kenfoulds  1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 - 9:21 PM

A sky to die for made even better by good overall composition of the elements in the frame. Great photo
Ken

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 6:36 AM

An excellent shot Mark, great sky detail and exposure. I would like to see a similar shot to this taken from a little nearer the church, just to give it more prominence.

Cheers

Andy

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CardenPics
30 Sep 2012 - 8:01 AM

Great Picture

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UrbaneMagick
3 Jun 2013 - 8:47 PM

Beautiful image..you live in Dorset?

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Jun 2013 - 5:46 AM

An excellent title and image Mark !!

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 10:33 PM

Glad I could give number 60, Mark!
A superb image!

Richard

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 279 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:21 PM

Absolutely magical, Mark, wonderful composition and gorgeous colour and lighting. Brilliant, luv it.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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