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The Presentation to Simeon in the Temple

By James_C
Thank you to all of you who have voted on my pictures. This stained glass window by Clayton and Bell is in the Lady Chapel in Chichester Cathedral and was presented in memory of The Countess of March, who died in 1879.
I hope you like it. Please feel free to criticise - its how I learn.
Exposure 1/800
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 64
Exposure Shutter Priority

Thank you for looking,


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Voters: BERTRAM, martinjp, Joline and 8 more

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BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 8:15AM
A super shot.

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Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
24 Jun 2009 12:25PM
Not knowing what software you're using it makes it hard to advise, but by using the perspective correction tool you might have been able to get the lines straighter. The verticals aren't bad, but the horizontals at the top are somewhat distracting. I would also suggest increasing the saturation a bit. It looks like a difficult window to photograph. Is it curved?
James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 2:06PM
Thanks for your advice Joline. At the moment my software, Like my camera, is rather old fashioned - Photoshop 4.0 LE, which doesn't have aperspective tool (didn't know there was such a tool) and Picasa. Clearly I need to update.
Unfortunately the distortion is caused by the camera lens. The window is infact large and flat. Regarding the saturation I'll have a play and put up a version. The hardest aspect of the window is that it is in a corner on the north side of the chapel, which means that the light to it is markedly darker on the left hand side.

Thanks again,

EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
24 Jun 2009 4:06PM
Looks like a very interesting and intricate piece. Will look forward to seeing your revised version as and when.

cassiecat 11 39 46 England
24 Jun 2009 7:54PM
james you can do it using the distort option in PS. wonder about abit brighter the colours look ok to me.lesley
nickyv32 12 135 England
24 Jun 2009 9:23PM
Great shot, I recognised it straight away, such a lovely Cathedral

James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 10:03PM
Thanks for all your help and kind words. I shall be intersted to know your thoughts on version 2.

Thanks for the tip Leslie - I shall search and play.


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