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maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
13 Jan 2011 10:05PM
really like the old church and the bridge leading across , nice use of shadow and sunlight and love that red roof! Not too sure about so much sky here though , I would be inclined to crop a bit off the top although I do lke the shading in the sky.
regards Mary

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chrissp26 14 39 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2011 10:13PM
Super shot, although I do agree with MaryG. Apart that tiny detail the shot is superb and is excellently composed.
Allix 10 England
13 Jan 2011 10:22PM
Love the composition - the shapes, colours and shadow patterns of the subjects and they are even better in the large version! The sky is a good colour but am not sure about the expanse - maybe because it seems to diminish the beautiful church and put it out of reach. Lx
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2011 10:22PM
Great composition and colours.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
13 Jan 2011 10:51PM
Excellent & artistically composed scenic architectural image rendering.
Peter Smile
13 Jan 2011 10:55PM
I really like this shot, good composition and nice warm colour.
I agree with maryg, would look better if you cropped the sky a little but great shot anyway Smile
jackitec 9 16 Spain
13 Jan 2011 10:56PM
Excellent shot, but I would have cropped the top a little,

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Jan 2011 12:23AM
The overall composition is good with good f/g interest, good lead in lines across the bridge and an interesting and attractive subject. I would agree with one or two others that there is a slight imbalance as a result of the inclusion od so much sky. I feel that had the shot been in landscape format rather than portrait you might have got off with a big expanse of sky rather better. However having said all that, I', sure there will others who will feel it is just fine as it stands.......I will be interested in what others say and will return again to see.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Jan 2011 1:06AM
The colors are most excellent--rich and simple, love this image!
Paul_R 9 5 2 England
14 Jan 2011 5:27AM
Lovely image, simple composition and interesting subject.
I personally like the image as is, in a large print the large expanse of sky for me emphasis how flat the landscape is, and adds additional tonal interest.
Nice colours and shadows.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Jan 2011 5:52AM
Love the composition, but a square crop, removing a chunk of the sky, would, imo, suit this image better. Carol
Ray42 9 3 England
14 Jan 2011 8:00AM
Very nice shot of the church at Fairfield - maybe a crop to put the church on the third may be better IMHO
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
14 Jan 2011 8:24AM

Quote:Lovely image, simple composition and interesting subject.
I personally like the image as is, in a large print the large expanse of sky for me emphasis how flat the landscape is, and adds additional tonal interest.
Nice colours and shadows.

I have to agree with the above Mike - wonderful clarity and warm saturated tones - the light is beautiful.
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
14 Jan 2011 12:17PM
Many many thanks for your support and very helpful comments - it appears there's more to interpreting landscapes photographically and this is going to continue as a steep learning curve for me. When I take an image of a fungi I know exactly how I want to photograph it but don't have the experience with landscapes yet.

I have a few more images from this shoot I'll share over the next few days.

Best wishes,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 5:25PM
went for the large view here Mike, and it is a true beauty, but my own personal view is a little less sky otherwise this is just perfect
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
14 Jan 2011 5:40PM
Thank you for taking the time to comment Lillian, appreciated Smile

clive burrow 13 71 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 8:05PM
You've captured the essence of that great little place with this one Mike.
Can't wait until I'm down that way again.

Greyheron 16 282 7 England
15 Jan 2011 9:18PM
Thanks Clive - well worth a revisit - maybe lay on a few white fluffy bits next not the sheep...although..... Wink

moiral 7 12 Scotland
15 Jan 2011 10:56PM
I agree with Sylvia and Paul. I like the sky as it is. A beautiful shot with lovely colours. Moira
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
16 Jan 2011 10:50AM
Thank you Moira, appreciate your time and comments Smile

tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2011 11:43AM
I feel like the big space above is part of your signature Mike Smile
And it actually makes this a fairly unusual composition, which fits with the warmth of the light. Given that you've got other shots in the more traditional landscape format; I'd keep this one as it is
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
24 Jan 2011 6:04PM
Thank you for your comments Tim, much appreciated Smile


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