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Just after a service, and they had just snuffed out the candles... with the resulting smoke creating a spectacular lighting effect.

Used a friend's shoulder for support (for the camera, that is!)

1/15 @ f4, I think.

Camera:Pentax MZ5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Pentax 28-110mm
Recording media:Fuji 400 negative
Title:Worcester Cathedral
Username:willbrealey willbrealey
Uploaded:3 Jun 2005 - 5:24 AM
Tags:Architecture
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Voters:stevieb · jaktis · cameragirl · ReidFJR · jeakap · cdm36 · croberts · acbeat · icafe · User_Removed · angej · User_Removed · Beardy · Zone · janieb · firehorse · ericfaragh · csurry · borisv · martinduke · Ade_Osman · keppy · Toppix · gajj · foxybrown · AndyD · kaybee · edrhodes · randomrubble · AngelaR · narni · liparig · ken j. · creative_sara · UserHasLeft · theorderingone · starstriders · mattberry · bassan · dark_lord · debbiehardy · shidee · Mari · celestun · kengreen · IRaddict · riprap007 · spaceman · Esopo · simon butterworth · mint · ardbeg77 · Patricia Fenn · paul_indigo · stevem · martin.w · flowerted · u08mcb · Kwosimodo ·
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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Jun 2005 - 5:25 AM

Great effect

Peter

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cameragirl
cameragirl  1143 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 - 5:27 AM

Beautiful shot!

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jeakap
jeakap  10
3 Jun 2005 - 5:42 AM

you'll never find anywon makes such a menares like this, these days right?
anyway great effect!
click

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cdm36
cdm36 Plus Member 11391 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 5:47 AM

Excellent, the rays streaming down have been captured very well,

Chris.

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croberts
croberts  112160 forum posts Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 5:50 AM

a real beauty. love the light in this.

Chris

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acbeat
acbeat  10 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 - 5:54 AM

superb shot great lighting.andy b

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icafe
icafe  12 Canada
3 Jun 2005 - 5:58 AM

Wonderful and atmospheric of a grand church.
Arthur Smile

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User_Removed
3 Jun 2005 - 6:06 AM

Wow. An amazing capture. Click. Ali.

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User_Removed
3 Jun 2005 - 6:09 AM

Love the way you've caught the rays of light coming through the windows.
Excellent detail and compoisition.
Click!

Lucien.

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angej
angej  10477 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 - 6:10 AM

Really like this, the shafts of light really create atmosphere. :0)
Ange

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Beardy
Beardy  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 - 6:11 AM

wow, that light is really good!

paul

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janieb
janieb  11166 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 - 6:34 AM

Thats somethign I have been wanting to capture for ages. excellent work I guess right time right place

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11123 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 6:45 AM

Excellent exposure and composition, a stunning image of lightfall. Well done indeed.

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csurry
csurry  139230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 6:45 AM

I would do a mod but I don't have access to any software at the moment. Is it just me or is it a little bit slanted. Can someone check the bottom of the window with the measure tool, please.

Other than that cool effect well captured.

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borisv
borisv  10
3 Jun 2005 - 6:46 AM

good picture

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martinduke
martinduke  1137 forum posts England
3 Jun 2005 - 6:55 AM

Excellent shot Will - Love shots like this.
Regards
Martin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 6:59 AM

I can see what Cheryl's on about, but I'm more inclined to think it's an optical illusion myself!....

Ade

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Toppix
Toppix  1056 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 7:22 AM

Always a very difficult subject to capture with the general darkness contrasting with over exposed windows. This is done well though with good lighting effect and detailed ceiling. Nicely done.
Ian

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gajj
gajj  1132 forum posts
3 Jun 2005 - 7:41 AM

Excellent capture, wonderful smoky lighting.
Regards
Jan

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willbrealey
3 Jun 2005 - 7:44 AM

Thanks folks! What a response!

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foxybrown
foxybrown  10368 forum posts
3 Jun 2005 - 8:05 AM

fantastic shot. love the beams of light shining through.

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kaybee
kaybee  114368 forum posts Scotland25 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 8:42 AM

A hard shot to take.....Well done

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edrhodes
edrhodes  10543 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 9:03 AM

Very well shot Will.

Ed..

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randomrubble
3 Jun 2005 - 9:31 AM

Cracking lighting effect with the smoke.

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AngelaR
AngelaR  10155 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jun 2005 - 9:33 AM

Super lighting effect and terrific capture of the space too. Well done on the 30th.

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liparig
liparig  11233 forum posts United States
3 Jun 2005 - 10:33 AM

excellent pic, love the light rays. Excellent use of light
joe

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ken j.
ken j.  12372 forum posts
3 Jun 2005 - 10:50 AM

Super shot....great light effect and well exposed.
Well done Will.

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creative_sara
3 Jun 2005 - 1:24 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Smile

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UserHasLeft
3 Jun 2005 - 2:05 PM

Superbly spotted opportunity, Will and you snagged it like a pro. Excellent photo Smile

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theorderingone
3 Jun 2005 - 2:20 PM

Heavenly! Grin

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starstriders
3 Jun 2005 - 2:33 PM

Well captured, what a sight.

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bassan
bassan Plus Member 12bassan vcard
3 Jun 2005 - 2:53 PM

The shafts of light have been superbly captured!

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111640 forum postsdark_lord vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2005 - 3:32 PM

Great the way the smoke has made the shafts of light stand out. My first thought was you'd introduced the shafts by digital manipulation - glad you didn't!

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debbiehardy
3 Jun 2005 - 3:44 PM

Spectacularly good.

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shidee
shidee  11
3 Jun 2005 - 11:10 PM

wow beautiful, great capture.

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
4 Jun 2005 - 12:37 AM

Excellent, love those shafts of light. Well captured

Mari

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celestun
celestun  1129 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2005 - 2:16 AM

Exceptional Will, but no better than you're previous shots, and clearly popular for the cliche qualities - shafts of light... ooh aah!

All your shots deserve this much attention!

Cheers,

Tim

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kengreen
kengreen  11 Sweden
4 Jun 2005 - 2:31 AM

Lovely shot. I can see mwatkins using it in his manipulations Smile. Have to agree with some of the other comments, its an eyecatcher but many of your other shots have for me at any rate greater appeal.
Ken

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2005 - 2:33 AM

fine capture and angle

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simon butterworth

Amazing light, brilliant effect.

Simon.

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mint
mint  10
5 Jun 2005 - 6:16 AM

Love it!
Well done
Mint

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  111214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2005 - 12:36 AM

What Tim said.

But it looks great doesn't it? Smile

Steve

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paul_indigo
8 Jun 2005 - 3:36 PM

You've really made the most of the light here. Wonderful.

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stevem
stevem  11238 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Jun 2005 - 4:11 AM

Captured the light really well Will, love the detail of the vaulted ceiling too.
Steve...

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martin.w Plus Member 13376 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2005 - 1:40 PM

This is even better!

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flowerted
flowerted  11105 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jun 2005 - 12:54 AM

great shot will realy nice tones excelent work one of your best
ted

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corb100  11
17 Jun 2005 - 6:56 AM

I have to say Mr. Brealey, this really isn't my type of shot. I appreciate the technical merits of such a picture, but feel that there are many, many other pictures you have taken which are equally, if not more, deserving of such praise. You have an impressive range of ability. Tom

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willbrealey
21 Jun 2005 - 2:49 PM

Thanks Tom... the chance was there so I grabbed it, there wasn't a great deal of technical ability involved... all praise should really go to my Pentax. I am really pleased with how these turned out although its slightly worrying that I've got about ten times as many clicks as usual for something that deviates wildly from my usual style.

I just got asked to submit a pic for the EPZ book, and its definitely one of my weakest shots IMO. Its a puzzle. I'm sure I'll continue to go against the grain on here... I may not often get as many clicks as this, but the people who regularly leave a comment on my work are definitely some of the best, most interesting members and that's something I'm proud of.

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