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The Church of St Mary de Haura, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

By NDODS    
Good Day to you all at ePz

Firstly thank you for all your wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays upload. A further mention going to Kuvailija (Jukka), gss (Silviu) and Bobsblues (Bob) for their User Awards.

Todays image of the Church of St Mary de Haura in Shoreham was captured yesterday during a wonderful day out with julie. The Church is described as: “One of the most magnificent Romanesque parish churches in the whole of the south-east of England” and certainly lives up to the reputation especially on a beautiful warm bright day. Image one is the modified version, image two the original which shows a ghastly rubbish bin and a few other unnecessary distractions. I opted to process the image in full colour simply because of the light and the beautiful cobalt blue sky.

I hope that you have a wonderful day, for me it will be a touch of relaxation as I had a seizure not long after I got back from my day out with Julie.

Regards as always NathanGrinGrinGrin

The link below will give you a little history into this beautiful Church.


Tags: Colour Light Church Graveyard Architecture Shoreham Romanesque

Voters: Lynniesefforts, prabhusinha, Bantu and 99 more

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prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
23 Feb 2014 4:12AM
Lovely presentation.Did U use a PL filter ?
23 Feb 2014 4:24AM
Such a beautiful looking day! Such a wonderful looking old church. Super image Nathan. I can't see a V2 here.
Glad you had a nice day out, take it easy today, feet up, relax.

Lynette Grin
Bantu 8 7 1 India
23 Feb 2014 4:35AM
You really capture the things with perfection,superb.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
23 Feb 2014 6:39AM
Perfectly captured, Nathan, have to admit that I have never seen it, despite living in the area for over 18 years Sad Carol
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
23 Feb 2014 7:25AM
Beautiful compo, clarity and great shadows, wonderful image, Nathan.
23 Feb 2014 7:41AM
A smashing pov Nathan, and a good idea to remove the Litter Bin. It was rubbish after all Wink

John Smile
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
23 Feb 2014 7:53AM
Very beautiful image of a beautiful church.- V1 with the blue skies and the trash can removed is my favourite.Grin --- Verry sorry to hear about your seizureBlush. I do hope you feel better today.!!!Smile --- Jukka.Smile
Nigeve1 8 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 8:05AM
Colour without the bins for me, Nathan.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 8:09AM

Quote:A smashing pov Nathan, and a good idea to remove the Litter Bin. It was rubbish after all Wink

John Smile

I see we have both been doing some digital manipulation this morning! Well done. Obviously I prefer the colour version but I would like to see a sepia toned version of the mono too.
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
23 Feb 2014 8:20AM
A very lovely building Nathan, well captured processed and presented. V1 for me. Much nicer without the bin and the nasty blue sign..
Hope you have a restfull Sunday. All the best.

Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 8:38AM
Definitely better without the bin!

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
23 Feb 2014 8:40AM
you mustn't get too excited! Smile

fine shot...tempted to say keep the bin, as it's part of our time, but couldn't they disguise it as a gravestone? WinkGrin
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
23 Feb 2014 8:53AM
Don't know why rubbish bins are always put in the most inappropriate places so great work in making V1 - this is the way it should be. Smile Have a restful Sunday.
23 Feb 2014 8:54AM
A great shot, and the bin is fine with me. Regards DaveSmileSmile
23 Feb 2014 8:56AM
V1 for me Nathan, a fine composition,
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 9:01AM
The idea to remove the litter bin is a good one Nathan.

Love it in mono.
23 Feb 2014 9:13AM
nice work ! Very interesting to see the comparisons. Gill (NOt posted for wee while V. busy work,family and social life !gx)
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 9:29AM
V1 for me, I can easily live with or without the litter bin but the clear blue sky is such a novelty - let's enjoy it to the full!

It's a lovely composition - good use of portrait, leading the eye up through the frame, past the graves and lamp posts, into the church and up to the tower. I like the way that foliage frames the scene, giving it a sense of quiet privacy without hiding anything significant.

I have one quibble, which is that it somehow doesn't look entirely stable to me. Looking closely I can see why. The true vertical in the image is the more distant lamp post on the left. After that, everything tilts progressively more towards the left. Get to the right hand foreground and 18mm has given a very pronounced lean to those railings - my eye needs to see something similar happening on the left. As a general guideline, I prefer to see the verticals nearest the centre of the image true, rather than on one side.

My inclination here would be to use Skew to drag the bottom left corner out a bit. That would lose some detail, including a part of the left edge of the path though. Do you fancy enabling Mods and I'll have a play?
23 Feb 2014 9:32AM
Beautiful capture from great point of view, excellent processed by removing this rather strange to the scene litter bin!
saltireblue Plus
11 12.4k 78 Norway
23 Feb 2014 9:50AM
You need to check the date in your camera, Nathan. According to your exif you took the image over 8 hours after you uploaded it!Grin
Lovely church, beautifully framed image, the trees keeping our focus on the building.
Agree with Moira about the slight lean, needs to be straightened up.

23 Feb 2014 9:53AM
Beautiful, tranquil picture. Glad you 'binned' the bin!
23 Feb 2014 10:03AM
What a delightful looking location, Nathan.
Glad you trashed the bins for a less littered V1!Smile
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
23 Feb 2014 10:06AM
I like the mono version with some lovely light,
but I do like the colour as well.
Glad you had a good day out with Julie,but have a rest today after what you went through later yesterday.
Feet up today SmileSmileSmile
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
23 Feb 2014 10:22AM
Interesting comments from Moira, Nathan: but a fine capture of this Church with good exposure of both sunlit and shadowed areas.
You have processed the original well to exclude the bin, etc.
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
23 Feb 2014 10:42AM
Love the beautiful blue of the sky.
Good picture.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
23 Feb 2014 10:56AM
I'm with Moira on the stability thing, but the bottom left isn't the answer!

Top right out a bit in skew, and everything comes right.

Well - nearly everything. The bin is actually on the slope, and that makes the verticals on that side look wrong, though they aren't really...

Odd that the newest thing in the shot is the one that's horribly askew: but life's like that...
marshfam19 13 5 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 11:38AM
Love the blue sky. Great image, don't think the mono does the sky any justice, so rarely do we see such a lovely sky seems a shame to change it, that's just my opinion.

Mary Grin
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 11:53AM
A very beautiful Church Nathan better without the bin!
Hope you've made a good recovery.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
23 Feb 2014 11:54AM
very very well taken.

rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 12:13PM
I agree Nathan, the cobalt blue sky is a wonderful setting for this very well composed and presented church image.
V1 sans bin is my favourite.

23 Feb 2014 12:25PM
glad you cloned out that horrible bin the sky has to be cherished not been seen for so long 60mph winds up here and rain sigh!

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 12:27PM
A great capture Nathan, interesting comments above Smile

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
23 Feb 2014 12:54PM
Good to hear your out with Julie ( positive time !!) And a good example of our heritage too Nathan.
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 12:56PM
A beautiful church,& that glorious blue sky, lovely work Nathan,

Ali GrinGrin
23 Feb 2014 1:39PM
V1 for me Nathan, the bin did nothing to enhance the shot. I am glad you chose to remove it. Lovely Church and a gorgeous blue sky.

Have a good day PatriciaSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
23 Feb 2014 1:50PM
A lovely capture of this beautiful church, Nathan - even if the verticals are a little out as Moira says Wink
I think it much improves the image with the nasty rubbish bin removed...why do they always locate these in front of the best shots?!! Sad Does look good in mono, but as said, with the lack of sunshine lately, has to be the colour version Wink
Trev Smile
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
23 Feb 2014 2:28PM
Beautifully framed by trees and shadows Nathan, and yes, we can do without the rubbish bin Smile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
23 Feb 2014 2:32PM
An interesting view, for sure!
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
23 Feb 2014 2:56PM
A well lit and coloured set Nathan.
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 3:54PM
Moira is right about the verticals but I like the composition very much Nathan - there is a freebie programme that will also deal with verticals -shift try it you have nothing to loseWink
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
23 Feb 2014 3:59PM
Interesting comments and a lovely picture

myrab 15 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 4:36PM
3 very beautiful, very well taken images of a beautiful church.

Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 5:24PM
As its an old building maybe it has a natural lean. What ever, I like it Nathan.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
9 3 8 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 5:32PM
Composed wonderfully, I think this is superbGrin
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 5:35PM
A splendid capture in V1 esp. with the blue sky.
Glad you had a good day out.
brandish 7 3 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 5:57PM
Lovely church images,i like V1 over the others. martyn.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
23 Feb 2014 6:38PM
Useful advice from Moira but that blue sky is a winner, Nathan.

23 Feb 2014 6:44PM
V1 for me Nathan. A beautiful church and beautifully captured GrinGrin

dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 786 England
23 Feb 2014 8:48PM
Glad you had a good day out but sorry to hear about your siezure.
You've done well removing the bin but on closer inspection it looks like a little more work can be done.
Nonetheless, a nice image.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
23 Feb 2014 9:03PM
A fine shot of this lovely old church, such superb light and shadows and taken from a great angle. I take it you removed the litter bin in photoshop and didn't move it manually!WinkGrin
23 Feb 2014 9:30PM
Great shot Nathan. Take care. Cathy
Phantom7 15 29 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 9:42PM
A lot of history there and a nice capture.Sorry you were not well when you got back.

Jim and Chris xx
Source 11
23 Feb 2014 11:06PM
Beautiful light,scene and colours.Great removal of objects too
- source
24 Feb 2014 7:10AM
V1 is a lovely capture with magic light and shadow just the ones I like to process. Good work getting that bin out as it spoilt the old worldly look. Well done Natham.
gss 8 1 Romania
24 Feb 2014 1:09PM
Great light, great contrasts, great colors, great subject, great pov, so...
just Great!
xwang 12 56 8
3 Mar 2014 10:09AM
Wonderful shots... prefer without the bin...Smile

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