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Burwash church

Just passed this church this afternoon, thought it was nice to stop for 10mins for a couple of shots

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gregl 17 19 1 England
24 Jun 2009 9:25PM
What a lovely place to stop and you have captured it well. I like the pov and the sky.
malc_c 16 2 167 England
25 Jun 2009 1:02AM
Hi Lee,

I do like these pictures of churches, they are just so characteristic of where they are somehow, whether it's England, Scotland or Georgia, and you have a building of great character here.

This is quite nicely caught, although I have two comments.

First, the time of day with the sun high in the sky and casting strong shadows isn't ideal. Given you have them, you seem to have dealt with them pretty well, although at the expense of some 'punch' in the image. Personally I would opt for a little more mid-tone contrast at the expense of slightly darker shadows. But I would also be making plans to go back when the light was more revealing.

Second, although it's good you have included gravestones in the foreground, you have ended up with a large empty space in the lower left corner. A better angle might be to step forward to the nearest gravestone so that the second row in your image filled out the foreground.

I have made a mod that tries to illustrate both these points, and in which I have also pulled back the saturation in the sky slightly, which I think looks more natural and, more importantly, is less distracting.

Despite my comments, a decent and enjoyable picture of a great building.

WildLight 14 145 3 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 10:36AM
A great photo in my opinion.
It's got a brilliant and composition (maybe a tad tight at the top) which makes the church look very imposing and gives it vital presence which is a key aspect of an eye-catching building pic.
There's great foreground interest in the form of gravestones and I love those wispy clouds.
I love the contrasty light which you've exposed superbly and I'm guessing this is a HDR?
I think it could do with a bit more contrast and sharpness to bring out more of that great detail and texture in the stone.
I've done a mod to show this.

Overall a great shot of a church which I would have been really happy with!


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