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Parish Church

By Ericsamson
Many thanks to all who viewed, voted for, commented on and awarded 'TTNS and TTFN'; a joy and much appreciated! SmileSmileSmile

As it's Film Friday I thought I'd bung in a recently taken image courtesy of my Olympus Trip using Ilford 400.

I'll catch up on today's uploads either a little later or perhaps tomorrow. Apologies for that but I'll get there!

All the best for what looks like another stormy weekend.

Yours, with hatches as battened down as I can manage, G. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Tags: Architecture Black and white Parish church Film Friday

Voters: KingArthur, viscostatic, Philip_H and 25 more


viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2020 5:44PM
Excellent mono work Graham. The version is my preference.


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14 Feb 2020 5:53PM
Smashing images, Graham and welcome back.Smile

John Smile
mac Plus
18 5 Scotland
14 Feb 2020 5:58PM
Hi Graham, welcome back. I find that V1 is my choice it seems to show more of the church. Nice mono tones.
Yay, he's back!
Hope all good now.
Matron must have looked after you well and has now let you come out to play.

Which church is this?


saltireblue Plus
9 10.2k 51 Norway
14 Feb 2020 6:43PM
So, time off for good behaviour, one presumes? Or was your secret supply of chocolate HobNobs used to bribe the screws, meaning that they turned a blind eye to you escaping through the main gate during the changing of the guard, and you are now seeking asylum in this church...
14 Feb 2020 7:16PM
Beautiful photos Graham!

dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 621 England
14 Feb 2020 9:12PM
I like the tracery of branches that winter brings, contrasting with the geometric shapes of the building.

I would, however, lift some detail from those very heavy shadow areas.
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2020 9:18PM
A warm welcome, Graham!
I must admit to preferring the version, too: the quartet of gave stones shoulder to shoulder in the left foreground could almost be a guard of honour preparing to accompany a Very Important Visitor to the church door.
Now I shall go and take my medication.
14 Feb 2020 9:23PM
Thanks Keith, an interesting thought. Smile I was trying to achieve something a little dark and brooding (he said in a half baked bid to pull the proverbial wool over the eyes BlushBlushBlush); more to the point I have no idea how to lift the detail in the dark areas and there is a very good reason for this. I'm a half wit! BlushBlushBlush
Yours, cluelessly, G. BlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlush

dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1575 England
14 Feb 2020 9:56PM
Point the camera downwards, as if approaching Matron for an extra custard cream with elevenses, take first pressure on the shutter to lock exposure, reframe and shoot. If it's an automated one. If dial-in apertures, go for a stop or two more than you thought...

I remember owning a Trip of some sort, and hating it, because it was so hard to control. I still have an Olympus 35 RC, which actually offers proper exposure options.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 621 England
14 Feb 2020 10:07PM
Mood is good Graham and certainly in a nighttime cature there would be deep shadow areas.
But in a daylight shot large areas of dark nothingness don't have the same effect.

I'm suggesting lightening enoughto just make out something, so retaining mystery, more inviting the viewr in rather than shutting them ouit.

John's covered it for the time of capture.

In Photoshop and Affinity there is a Shadows/Highlights tool. A small adjustment of the slider makes a difference. There is also the Shadows slider in Lightroom which can also work wonders.
Other methods are available but what I've mentioned above is the most straightforward and equally effective.
I like both versions you have got a lot of shadow on the lower parts of the Church you really only need to lift it a touch.

But remember every photographic eye is different so go with your instincts.

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2020 8:47AM
Two beautiful images. Fine looking Church !!
Isabel GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
15 Feb 2020 3:05PM
A fine looking church, and two fine captures, Graham. Think V2 has to be my fave 👍
Trev 😀

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