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Durham Cathedral from the River

By flowerpower59
I know this view has been done to death, but never by me, so does the fact that a view is familiar preclude one from taking it? I don't think so Blush
The horizon line may not be perfect, but it was a good deal worse before I had a go at straightening it. I'm finding getting things straight one of the most difficult bits of this landscape lark. I find the bubbles on the tripod unhelpful and the grid in PS is so dense I sometimes can't see the image through it. I wish there was some way of removing a load of the lines from the grid.

Tags: Reflections River wear Durham cathedral Landscape and travel Durham city

Voters: andylea, NDODS, DixClix and 16 more

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NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2014 7:54AM
The classic image of Durham Cathedral captured from the perfect spot. The trees however have over the years masked the view somewhat.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
17 Jul 2014 8:13AM
So what if it's been done..not by you !
Lovely viewpoint Fiona.
Here's a bit of help with the grid thing..
Adjust the Grid to your personal preferences, by selecting Edit>Preferences>Guides & Grid. You can have your grid set for a major line (the Gridlines) every inch ( or your choice) with some minor lines between the majors (e.g., four Subdivisions). This allows for greater accuracy. However, if you need more or less, you can adjust the gridlines to fit your project.
17 Jul 2014 8:30AM
I like the shot very much also the reflections Grin
sawsengee Plus
14 6 40 Malaysia
17 Jul 2014 8:39AM
gorgeous viewpoint......lovely water reflection Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2014 8:40AM
Actually this goes beyond the classic postcard view, which is taken from a bit to your left here and doesn't include the boathouses - so well done for finding something different. This is a broader picture of life by the river in Durham, the Cathedral is important but part of a bigger picture.
One other pointer which may be useful regarding straightening - a reflection will always drop straight down from its subject, whatever angle it is viewed from. So check out the cathedral reflections against the grid, following them up to the walls above. Also those little gable ends on the right hand boathouse. I reckon this needs a tint rotation anti-clockwise, but only very small. Alternatively, as I mentioned before, using Skew would avoid loss of canvas space at the bottom, which would make a difference here. I'll do two Mods for comparison..
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2014 8:57AM
a tint rotation should read a slight rotation. I'm getting my fingers more than usually knitted this morning...
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2014 9:03AM
A nice image, like the reflectionsSmile

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2014 10:50AM
A lovely scene Fiona.
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4217 Canada
17 Jul 2014 12:45PM
You can customise the grid.

Go to Edit>preferences>guides, grid and slices, and there you can set the grid to show whatver size you want, by pixel, by inch, number of grid lines, its all there.

Uploaded a screen shot.

banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4217 Canada
17 Jul 2014 1:07PM
Also uploaded screen shots showing where to find the level ruler, and how to use it. Dont need the grid with this.

17 Jul 2014 2:04PM
I like the Cathedral and the houses are mirrored in the River Wear. The Colours are great
You have captured everything right. I like it.
17 Jul 2014 11:24PM
If your out and about and come across a sight
like this and you've got a camera, How could you
not take several Smile a cracking shot mate SmileSmileSmile
JawDborn 9 1.3k 1 England
18 Jul 2014 10:20PM
I sometimes use one of those spirit levels that attaches to the hot shoe, although I don't take many landscapes. Better than the tripod bubble.


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