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Melrose Abbey

By hwatt  
A recent commission shoot to the Eildon hills in the borders and a pleasant morning diversion to Melrose Abbey. I don't often photograph architecture of any sort but on this occasion it was so picturesque I decided to show it with strong sidelighting and with full autumn regalia. The most difficult thing is preventing any distortion of verticals when using wide angle lenses so the lens had to be kept completely parallel to the ground which meant I had to find a good foreground lead into the abbey.

Pentax 67II, 45mm lens polariser backed off to half max strength to prevent uneven sky polarisation, f/16 at 1/4 sec, Velvia.

Tags: Scotland Leaves Autumn Church Abbey Graveyard Borders Graves Landscape and travel Melrose Melrose abbey

Voters: skewey, stanleyj, aitchbrown and 8 more

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jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
23 Nov 2008 3:49PM
Cracking looking place, like the leaves in the foreground.
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
23 Nov 2008 3:56PM
wonderful image.
23 Nov 2008 3:58PM
WOW...Beautiful.. Brilliant photo..congrats..
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
24 Nov 2008 7:07AM
Strong lighting for a strong architectural subject Ian. Congratulations on your success in Landscape poty, they look great in the exhibition. Ron.

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