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Terra Firma...

By Jasper87  
Having been up a tree for the last shot of St Botolph's, back down to earth for this one.

Iso 200, 63mm, 1/100, f14. I took several frames at different settings to get the right amount of 'de-focus' on the church. The wider apertures were too far out of when focussing at this relatively close distance on the flowers.

Cropped and sharpened. Colour as is.

Many thanks for looking and for your comments on the last, and especially to Ann, Mark and Carole for their UAs.


Tags: Churches Yellow Essex Depth of field Oil seed rape Landscape and travel Beauchamp Roding

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ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 7:13AM
Great colours..
Very nice DOF...
Good work...


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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 7:27AM
love the pov dave wonderful colours and light belting dof a cracker nice one Wink
30 May 2012 7:30AM
Super shot. Well planned, executed and presented. Deep
jdinne 14 16 England
30 May 2012 7:48AM
This has brightened up my morning Dave, another cracker. Like the glimpse of that interesting looking Church. Love the contrast.


clive burrow 13 71 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 7:54AM
Like this one Dave, been past this church many times but have never stopped.
30 May 2012 7:56AM
Superb, nice sharp foreground with a subtle blurred b/g.

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 8:05AM
Super dof in this one, again a good shot - Carole
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
30 May 2012 8:09AM
Lovely 'Canola Flowers'. ah but is it nautral or G Md.
Great colour and light here Dave……..

nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 8:17AM
Super colours and great DOF make this one special Dave.

30 May 2012 8:45AM

Quote:Super colours and great DOF make this one special Dave.


could not agree more

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 8:50AM
Beautiful colour and well composed.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 8:59AM
Beautiful, I've tried doing this sort of shot, I appreciate this. It works because the sharp foreground rape crosses the horizon and reached right up into the sky, above the church; bringing the whole composition together.
Super control of DOF, well worked image, focus spot on detail and colour are amazing. good work

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
30 May 2012 9:10AM
Bautiful and colourful capture,very well done,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 9:16AM
so a muddy tummy then?
A brilliant image
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 9:25AM
The dof is perfect for my taste, the composition ideally balanced and the yellow stunning!
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
30 May 2012 9:29AM
The composition is superb and that devine intervention is spo on.... building a church next to a rape field
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 9:33AM

Quote:Beautiful, I've tried doing this sort of shot, I appreciate this. It works because the sharp foreground rape crosses the horizon and reached right up into the sky, above the church; bringing the whole composition together.

Moira has said it all Dave, superb image.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 May 2012 9:50AM
Interesting to read your comments about how you captured this shot: seems to be just perfect here, Dave.
makes you want to get ot there
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 May 2012 10:43AM
Ohhh...exquisite colour, focus and light, Dave! So beautiful how you've composed this too. A lot of thought has gone into this.

*love the Monty Python comment*


AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 11:40AM
The OSR really pops giving a 3D effect - and, as has been said, you've got the dof spot on! A great British summer's day!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
30 May 2012 11:46AM
Stunning use of selective focus Dave, every part works so well.


30 May 2012 11:58AM
A lovely image Dave, the DOF is what stands out well here, makes the image whole Smile

30 May 2012 12:45PM
Superb low level composition and DOF and splendid colour, a real beauty this one.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
30 May 2012 12:51PM
Well worked here Dave
regards Richard
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 1:31PM
A great shot, wonderful colours! How's the hayfever? Tongue No flying dust bunnies on this one WinkTongue
xwang 8 56 8
30 May 2012 1:34PM
Beautiful clear forground.. I thought that the aperture is larger the that.. very nice.. I might brighten it up a littleSmile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 May 2012 1:55PM
Looks like down to earth and flat on your stomach Dave !!
A well coloured shot.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 2:12PM
good pov love the rape seed overlapping the sky which is also a good one
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
30 May 2012 2:43PM
A very well composed country scene.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 May 2012 4:00PM
Wonderful capture, Dave, went and captured a field of oilseed rape last week, but it ain't half as good as this Wink
Trev Smile
30 May 2012 4:12PM
Well dave I like this shot alot love the framing and colour first class
moiral 7 12 Scotland
30 May 2012 6:54PM
That rapeseed in front is so beautifully crisp. Very well composed shot Dave. Moira
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 May 2012 7:09PM
This is Beautiful
Beautifully composed, the selective focus is spot on.. Lovely yellow/blue combo.. A winnerWink
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
30 May 2012 7:31PM
lovely POV, great DOF, colourful F/G...

beautiful capture Dave.
30 May 2012 7:55PM
This is beautiful,gorgeous yellow,excellent light.well done..Lin
Steve-T 11 56 66 England
30 May 2012 8:34PM
You have got the dof spot on here - just the right amount of detail in the church. Steve
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 8:48PM
Lovely detail of the oilseed rape, good colour too
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
30 May 2012 9:17PM
Wonderful well lit bright yellow colour and DOF!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 9:29PM
Beautiful colour and detail in the flowers,Very well compouse and spot on in the focus.Very well composed.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 9:34PM
A different take on the rape field scene.
Subtly done with all that defocussing
concentrating us on the main flower.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
30 May 2012 10:44PM
'Superb DOF, color, tones, details, & very Artistic Compo!' ~ LEx Wink
An excellent shot with great foreground. Framing the shot well
after all the subject is the rapeseed. Also a landscape not a
portrait. Well done. WesternRed.
31 May 2012 12:20PM
Stunning... Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 3:17PM
Great shot Dave and do like the composition
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 May 2012 6:45PM
A good POV showing the church so well

31 May 2012 8:56PM
A beauty.
31 May 2012 9:44PM
The pov makes this image - lovely. A
31 May 2012 9:52PM
Absolutly beautiful. Cracking focus on the near flowers.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 7:31PM
Hi Dave, a classic english scene, great pov, does exactly what you said on the can Wink
well done.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 8:12PM
Very good indeed! Well done you, IB
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 8:25PM
Different but works extremely well Dave. Well done.
1 Jun 2012 11:20PM
Stunning image Dave
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Jun 2012 11:23PM
the primary colours jump at you! well done
Great subject Smile Really like the composition. Sharp foreground that frames the church. Clever use of perspective make the building look like a toy. Looked hard but cant tell if the horizon needs levelling as church walls are rarely vertical. regards Russell
KingBee Plus
11 527 2 Scotland
2 Jun 2012 8:53AM
Very mellow yellow! I can almost feel the heat radiating from this, must have been a cracker of a day.

Sorry to be late in picking this up - catching up slowly after my week away!


bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
2 Jun 2012 12:11PM
I like your chosen viewpoint and the DOF here Dave, the strong contrasting colours make for a very striking image, Very well done, Bill.
Lockhart 12 6 United States
2 Jun 2012 12:17PM
Wonderful use of DOF!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 1:49PM
You've chosen a very good place to take this, as the foreground plants seem to be the only ones of this height right up to the church. The sharp foreground detail makes those flowers appear like a screen through which we see the field and church. Instead of just a mass of yellow there is some really intricate green detail
Well thought out image SmileSmile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 5:29PM
Fantastic image, fabulous colours and composition, beautifully captured

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 9:32PM
Beautiful colours and composition worked well again.
3 Jun 2012 5:55AM
Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 5:20PM
Superb !!.....great viewpoint, with lovely quality, & an amazing 3D effect !!!!
mickp 11 9 7 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 5:50PM
Again another colour complimentary image with the blue of the sky and the yellow of the flowers really work well together not to mention the hint of red as does the depth of field.
ourdayphotos 5 229 Scotland
10 Jun 2012 2:43PM
Lovely shot & worthy of a vote.
Tibetan 5 3 England
10 Jul 2012 2:31PM
Gets my vote very nicely presented love it apart from the pollen lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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