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St Hywyn church, Aberdaron, Llyn peninsula. 52° 48’ N. 4° 42’ W.

I’ve taken shots of this church before, but I wanted an after sundown go at it. The light was very tricky because of the reflection off the shore. I used the camera’s spot metering, and took several readings of the church and foreground, and chose an average reading. A strong ND grad filter looked after the sky. In Photoshop I selected and lightened the belfry, as detail had been lost with the grad, and then cloned the sea back around the bell, plus I burnt in the bright shoreline. I then darkened the whole image a touch before sharpening.

F16, 4 sec, Lens @ 17mm, ISO 250, ND grad filter. 4:35pm

Please view…Large…if you can.

Hope you like it, and many thanks for your comments and clicks on my last upload.

Regards to you all, Tony

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Lens:Nikkor 17-55 F2.8 zoom Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:Extreme III
Title:Aberdaron Church
Username:rhiw_com rhiw_com
Uploaded:17 Jan 2007 - 6:16 PM
Tags:Architecture, Beach, Church, General, Landscape / travel
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Alfoto
Alfoto  7 Wales
17 Jan 2007 - 6:19 PM

Another super image looks fantastic large.
alfie.

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BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 6:21 PM

Super Tony!

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TheImagepoint
17 Jan 2007 - 6:23 PM

this is so beautiful...
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BertC
BertC  729 forum posts Malta
17 Jan 2007 - 6:29 PM

Superb Tony !! Composition, lighting, mood & spook ... large is a MUST !!
Bert

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bobalot  7 England
17 Jan 2007 - 6:32 PM

stunning yet again,
regards bob.

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phototime  8 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 - 6:38 PM

Stunning image,beautiful composition and excellent lighting,looks fantastic large,great work here.


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Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
17 Jan 2007 - 6:40 PM

spooky.......

Jouko

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UserRemoved
17 Jan 2007 - 6:42 PM

Th excellent Photoshop work that you have put into this has certainly paid off Tony, as the result is one stunning picture.
John

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
17 Jan 2007 - 6:48 PM

Wonderful shot Tony, love the treatment you have given here

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anthhope  8 England
17 Jan 2007 - 7:22 PM

A cracking perspective and a great sky.

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 7:34 PM

Photoshop has only enhanced what the skill of the photographer had already captured!

As always Tony a fantastic example of a master craftsman.

Rgds
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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 8:06 PM

A lot of work went into this shot, it is excellent Tony, very well done.

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juldon
juldon  1178 forum posts England
17 Jan 2007 - 8:13 PM

The work you have done here really paid off Tony. I especially like the dark tones here.

Julie Smile

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DaisyD50
DaisyD50  7
17 Jan 2007 - 8:15 PM

Amazing, spooky!!! Lighting is excellent.

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ripleysalien
17 Jan 2007 - 8:18 PM

Very Van Helsing, nice though.

Steve

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TerryBaxter
17 Jan 2007 - 8:21 PM

Startlingly bright on the flat surfaces; impressive image, Tony.

Regards, Terry.

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rhiw_com  8
17 Jan 2007 - 8:23 PM

Many thanks for your comments. As always very much appreciated.

Regards Tony

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NikkiW
NikkiW  733 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 - 8:27 PM

oh wow!!!!!!!!!!
a bit spooky too.
superb.
nikki

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Phil_D
Phil_D  781 forum posts Scotland
17 Jan 2007 - 8:27 PM

Wow, this is so atmospheric - looks like Dracula should be lurking around somewhere ! ! !

Phil

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Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 8:27 PM

I am amazed at the amount of fg detail you have captured/brought out in this shot Tony. Well done on both the shot and on the manipulation.

Nigel

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martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 8:43 PM

That's such a very atmospheric shot Tony. The PS work is well executed too. Wouldn't have known if you hadn't explained.

MArtin

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wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 8:56 PM

Happy to be no 30, this is a great shot, full of atmosphere and detail

Sean

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
17 Jan 2007 - 9:00 PM

Such a beautiful church right on the seashore. What impressive tombs and low windows to the church. Fasinating. Very well executed image.
Freda

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DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 9:03 PM

Tony, this is such a wonderful image.
The composition, colour, clarity....I could go on & on, but you know already what a fantastic shot it is.
Well done.
Hilary

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viscostatic
17 Jan 2007 - 9:17 PM

Instantly recognisable as yours - the dark sky gives this one a very sinister and dramatic atmosphere, perhaps appropriate for this setting. Great work.

Phil.

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
17 Jan 2007 - 9:25 PM

It's wonderful - for low light, there is plenty here, especially on those wonderful tombs. Thank you for sharing your PS work, too - it's worked brilliantly.
Allie

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petra16
petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
17 Jan 2007 - 9:26 PM

what an atmospheric shot, love it

petra

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Blenkinsopp
17 Jan 2007 - 9:32 PM

brilliant work both in camera and PS

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scott_jessuk
17 Jan 2007 - 9:48 PM

truely amazing piece of work, a pleasure to view and to even comment on, I love the contrast and dramatic colours/tones.

Scott

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Slaterm
Slaterm  8496 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 9:48 PM

eery shot Tony

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 10:03 PM

Wonderful image Tony.Ecellent treatment.
Tom.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 10:06 PM

Looks like one of those few moments just before a storm happens-- Very well done!

Jennnnnnnn

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sneazy
sneazy  974 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 - 10:12 PM

Great camera work and post processing too - the final result speaks for itself...

Mark

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DYankee
DYankee  8 United States
17 Jan 2007 - 10:13 PM

A true work of art, Tony!!!
WOW!
Dawn Smile

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
17 Jan 2007 - 10:19 PM

This is awesome shot!...and it was sooooo "early". Smile joke...
Beautiful colours, composition and angle of view.I love it.

GregorP

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ESP
ESP  726 forum posts England
17 Jan 2007 - 10:50 PM

Superb image

excellent result

stunning shot

love your work !

sara

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John_Humphreys
17 Jan 2007 - 11:06 PM

Moody shot with strong contrast in the colours and light. Very interesting to hear how you processed the image on the computer. JOHN

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 12:35 AM

Full of atmosphere and a powerful image. Excellent photography.

Phil

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rhiw_com  8
18 Jan 2007 - 5:36 AM

Many thanks for all your comments. As always very much appreciated.

Regards Tony

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terry_cavner
18 Jan 2007 - 7:07 AM

Hi Tony,

Large is Awesome....Some Great Work Here

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daffydill56
18 Jan 2007 - 8:19 AM

Love the mood you have created here Tony. It is a beautiful setting for a church too, great composition and well presented. VERY nice work.

Fran

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Mavis
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18 Jan 2007 - 8:37 AM

Dramatic image Tony . A lot of thought and work has gone into this one and it has paid off . xx

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 9:48 AM

Like the feel and atmostphere here Tony

Well done
dave

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18 Jan 2007 - 10:43 AM

Truly superb!

Ken

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cantona43 e2 Member 8863 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 10:58 AM

One word PERFECT
Neil

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 - 11:32 AM

another absolutely stunning capture tony, really well done.


marc.

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AnthonyR  8 Wales
18 Jan 2007 - 12:01 PM

Definitely has a calm air to it. A superb piece of work.

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 - 1:33 PM

superb work here Tony, excellent
chris

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caotiquemind
18 Jan 2007 - 1:34 PM

Beautiful, very atmospheric.
I like it.

Noe

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jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Jan 2007 - 2:51 PM

Powerful colours

Peter

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 3:11 PM

looks spooky to me

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 - 4:47 PM

These buildings look as if they are sinking into the ground with their windows being so low, the blue light cast gives the scene an eary feel, nice one.

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PatrickSmith
18 Jan 2007 - 4:50 PM

This would be perfect for HDR. And you would have to do less processing work too. The thumb is dark, but the big version is a must-see.

Patrick

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KingArthur
18 Jan 2007 - 5:58 PM

Lovely moody lighting, great mastery over exposure here, excellent photography Tony.

Joe

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Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 6:39 PM

love you work Tony

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ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 6:41 PM

All that work's paid off, Tony. This is GORGEOUS. Lovely light and blues in this Smile

Andrew

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G73photography
18 Jan 2007 - 7:28 PM

very nice view. really nice colours too , G

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18 Jan 2007 - 8:10 PM

Nice shot tony,
click*

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18 Jan 2007 - 9:55 PM

Very interesting, you have brought out the details very dramatically.

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18 Jan 2007 - 11:18 PM

Spectacular work. - Brian.

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VintageRed
19 Jan 2007 - 1:33 PM

An impressive image Tony.
Nick

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Malc_V  8 England
19 Jan 2007 - 3:09 PM

Brilliant work Tony, a superb image.
Very atmospheric.

Malc.

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kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2007 - 4:43 PM

Its well exposed, the setting has 'haunting qualities'

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19 Jan 2007 - 7:01 PM

Excellent PS work Tony, an impressive image. Well Done.
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19 Jan 2007 - 9:50 PM

Exceptional work Tony, you've produced a really outstanding image

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Andy1979  7754 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2007 - 9:59 PM

tops once again tony love all the photographs 10 out of 10 excellent mate!

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KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2007 - 10:37 AM

Moody & atmospheric... beautiful composition and love the lighting .. brilliant work
Karen

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22 Jan 2007 - 2:29 AM

Bit late Tony but just wanted you to know how much I liked this shot.
Rgds., Jim

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Scott_Scot
26 Jan 2007 - 8:24 AM

Very moody Tony!

I Love it!!!

Scotty

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alpha788  8 Canada
29 Jan 2007 - 12:19 AM

Superb Tony!!

Stan

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29 Jan 2007 - 3:46 AM

Wow!

gill

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29 Jan 2007 - 2:20 PM

excellent symmetrical composition against dramatic landscape.

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Gaz_H  7150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2007 - 11:21 PM

Great capture tony, really like it - very dramatic

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7 Mar 2007 - 5:51 AM

Your hard work has paid off Tony . Looks a very peaceful place xx

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