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By canonfan46  
Hi, I dont normally shot buildings but I had a try at our local church.

I have done quite a lot of digital manipulation on this shot. I had to remove a parked car, 4 telegraph poles, zebra crossing lights, advertising boards on the fence and the added a new sky.

An awful lot of work, but I like what I finished with.

I would like to know if anything has been overdone / underdone / badly done / etc.

Any comments/tips appreciated.

Tags: Architecture Sacred Heart Chapel

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Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
14 Jan 2013 5:46PM
What a lovely building this is ! A great result of your fiddling around with the image Smile
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:44PM
Very well done indeed. Some will hammer you for verticals, but it is the taper that gives the building scale and impact. I entirely accept the tilt as that is how it would actually look when looking up.

For those of you that must put a logo. This is how to do it!

canonfan46 11 1.1k United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 11:00PM
Thanks paulbroad, I did straighten the verticals a lot, and as you say, more dident look right.
Focus_Man 10 481 631 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:47AM
I have uplaoded a mod just to see what it looks like with corrected verticals (not that I am 'hammering you') as to me it seems fine, especially as it is an architectural shot. I also applied some 'burning in to the lower LH and the logo was not deliberately removed, it vanished during vertical correction.

A nice shot of your local church.

banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4176 Canada
15 Jan 2013 5:35PM
A nice effort overall. You could do with less than the +1, as your lost some detail in the brighter brickwork.

Converging verticals are fine, but what needs to be checked in this is that some part of the building has to be horizontal, and not running down the hill! It needed a CCW rotation.

You didnt need to go to ISO 400, - for this in fact ISO 100 would be fine, or 200 if you are worried about shake. With your focal length, you needed a minimum of only 1/25th second. With your light, Im sure you would have been around 1/80, at f/8.

Best to shoot a building like this face on, - but I see why you didnt, - you would lose some of the right bottom. But, what you have introduced is an optical illusion that makes the right side and spire much narrower than the left, which it isnt of course. Straight on makes it possible for software to correct geometry.

But, well done for a first shot of this type, and take a look at the mod, view large,- I did a rotation, and toned down some brightness in some of the brickwork


canonfan46 11 1.1k United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 5:58PM
Thank you all for some great feedback and mods.....all very helpful to a novice.

banehawi in particular, some great pointers. cheers.

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