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The Church on the marsh.III

By derekhansen
I think this is one of my favourite shots from my time at Fairfield. It was around 8am and one of those rare moments when all the elements come together. The frost was still crisp, the sun was just peeping above the horizon and the clouds were retaining colour.
Derek

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Comments


11 Dec 2012 11:02AM
You have captured some beautiful light on the church.


Jude

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h4rsx 6 17 5 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 11:38AM
Fabulous shot Derek and some wonderful conditions to be out photographing in. Wink
mlseawell 6 1 United States
11 Dec 2012 11:48AM
This is a great capture, no doubt. Me being me Tongue would love to see a mono version.

Mark
11 Dec 2012 11:53AM
It will fantastic as a fine art print on a lounge wall............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
11 Dec 2012 12:03PM
Simply stunning!

Ken
nytecam 10
11 Dec 2012 12:32PM
just perfect - that's what creative photography is all aboutGrin
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
11 Dec 2012 12:33PM
This is really stunning !! An excellent photo SmileGrin
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
11 Dec 2012 1:34PM
Feel the cold !! Derek, frosty on the camera I presume !!!
Ron.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 1:48PM

Quote:Feel the cold !! Derek, frosty on the camera I presume !!!
Ron.



My tripod legs froze up, which was interesting.
Derek
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
11 Dec 2012 2:16PM
Yes it's making me shiver but what a reward for braving the elements Derek! Congrat's its superb as are all of them! Smile

Sarah *
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 3:01PM
Magical Derek. Photographic craftsmanship at its very best.

Regards Nathan
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 3:35PM
Good comp and excellent coloursGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 3:50PM
I agree with your comment Derek, I think it's the best one you've posted from this series. The sky has lots of colour as does the church yet the frost is retained and the stream is in the best lead in position yet.
geffers7 Plus
6 45 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 4:21PM
Great frosty fg interest Derek, the rising sun lighting up the church and a great sky - what more could you want!
In fact you can have my rarely used UA. Grin
Geoff
11 Dec 2012 4:29PM
Beautiful light. You have certainly made the best of a cold early start
Jenni
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3510 Canada
11 Dec 2012 4:42PM
Nice scene, well shot. The image doesnt have a colour profile tagged Derek, - should have sRGB, so it wont show as intended on any browser other than Firefox.


Its really stands out with some midtone contrast, and highlights toned a little too.



Regards


Willie
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 6:15PM
Another beauty Derek but its still the first upload which is my fave,i think its the contrasting darker sky against the frosty ground
rgds
jeremy
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 7:18PM
Thanks for all the votes and comments everyone. Special thanks to Nathan, Geoff and Jenni for their UA's.
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
11 Dec 2012 7:24PM
a superb capture of this cold crisp morning, some lovely light hitting the church. nice one.
ant.
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
11 Dec 2012 8:22PM
Engaging composition that gently leads the eye to the main subject and beautiful light all adds up to a very pleasing image. The bright light on the window does detract slightly but overall excellent I think.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 8:30PM
Many thanks for the GEA John. A lovely surprise.
11 Dec 2012 8:39PM
Lovely capture
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 8:43PM
Fantastic shot again Derek, he light on the church and reeds is sublime.
I think another UA is deserved.
Smile
martin.w 14 431 22 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 8:50PM
Agree with him above....though I will go with 'the light' Wink
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 9:01PM
Thank you Martinw and Martinl for your UA's. I really appreciate it.
11 Dec 2012 9:04PM
Superb togging Mr H !
Alun
Mozzytheboy 5 710 4 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 9:27PM
Absopositively brilliant Derek. How just how do you create such an image? Is it heavily photoshopped?
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 10:02PM

Quote:Absopositively brilliant Derek. How just how do you create such an image? Is it heavily photoshopped?


I shoot in RAW format which come out of the camera quite dull and soft looking so that they have to be processed to some degree. The adjustments I make are usually to the contrast and relative light levels. I try to keep away from the saturation slider but altering the tones can deepen the colours.
So you can see the difference I have uploaded a variation (V3) which is a downsized version of the RAW file straight out of the camera.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
11 Dec 2012 10:32PM
Magic.
Tom.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 10:43PM
Thank you Tom and thank you for the UA.
Derek
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 12:47AM
Beautiful image. Wonderful light.
KateGrinGrinGrin
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 1:11AM
another beauty Derek
regards
Yung
Mozzytheboy 5 710 4 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 7:06AM
Derek that has been so useful to go from 1 over to 3 and compare. Also thank you for your honest and detailed explanation to my question. I stand in aweSmile (well sit in awe)
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:30AM
Absolutely superb Derek, well done on the accolades, well deserved.

Ian

ps, nice to see the original just to see what you have done, a good idea me thinks as it shows the subtle enhancements that are needed to nearly every landscape and seascape to pull back the details.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:33AM
This is exceptional Derek. For me it has to be colour as the light is so amazing and doesn't translate in mono. Congrats on all the well deserved awards - not least for enduring the freezing conditions!
Ann
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:47AM
Big thank you to Alan for the UA. Cheers my friend.
Superb photography Derek, the colour wins for me but had I only seen the monochrome conversion I would have gone for it right away. The icing literally on the cake is the frost in a wonderful composition.

Dougie
wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 11:40AM
Beautiful light and mood captured here Derek, sorry given out my UA already, pls accept my humble virtual UA Wink
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 11:46AM

Quote:Beautiful light and mood captured here Derek, sorry given out my UA already, pls accept my humble virtual UA Wink


Good as the real thing Rog!!
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:46PM
keep coming back to this, so obviously too good to just view once Wink.

Ian
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 9:02PM

Quote:Keep coming back to this, so obviously too good to just view once Wink.

Ian



Thank you Ian and thank you for your UA.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 9:02AM
Thank you very much for your UA Paul. Much appreciated.
jken 10 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 8:07PM
Derek, the B+W is superb.
Landlord 9 25 1 Scotland
14 Dec 2012 9:24AM
One of your best D.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 72 14 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 6:44PM
Stunning mono!!!!!

Cliff
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.7k 13 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 6:54PM
Just stunning.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 8:10PM
Many thanks for your UA Phil. Very grateful.
Derek
Morgs 8 20 62 Wales
29 Dec 2012 7:13PM
Of this mini series that you have posted, this is my favourite composition to date. Everything works.
SeveGarcia 3 10 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 7:59PM
Great portfolio, Impressive

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