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Church at the dawn of time

By marktc  
The sun sets behind Knowlton Church, with glorious sunshine. Just before it got fully dark we walked into the building itself, a little erie, made more so as just on entering the church bats decided to leave, a wonderful experience.

Isn't life odd, when you expect a picture to bomb it does well, when you really like a picture, and expect it to do well, it flops. Not quite sure why these Knowlton pictures haven't gone down too well, but hey ho, such is life.
Thank you to all those that clicked, commented and voted on my previous uploads, I really appreciate it.
This is one of those marmite shots I suspect. Its a blended image of two bracketed exposures to balance foreground and sky, I then processed it in Colour Efex Pro and this is the result. I'm really enjoying processing these images from Knowlton, more to come, I'm afraid!

Tags: Sunset Landscape Digital art Landscape and travel Knowlton church

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Aug 2012 6:59AM
A glorious sky as a backdrop to this fine image, Mark. Carol

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:01AM
Thank you Carole.
Great colours
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:22AM
fantastic colours and detail mark wonderful comp and i love that sky a stunner nice one Wink
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
24 Aug 2012 7:23AM
It is the fantastic sky that makes this image.

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
24 Aug 2012 7:31AM
sky is amazing Mark, nicely done.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Aug 2012 7:55AM
A real beauty, Mark, you've brought out some excellent colour with the processing. And I actually like the telephone wires in the composition which must be a first for me. 15mm - a touch of vertical distortion on the tower maybe.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 10:06AM
love marmite ... love this
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 10:32AM
Another beauty Mark. Love those colours. Nice one Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Aug 2012 1:19PM
Terrific atmosphere accomplished in this image, so very well done!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 2:16PM
The sky is wonderful and looks huge against that lovely church. Lovely image.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 3:59PM
It gets a double wow from me.... What a sky... IB
Sezz 13 617 15 England
24 Aug 2012 4:50PM
A lovely scene Mark, that's a gorgeous sky!

Sarah *
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
24 Aug 2012 5:50PM
Nice work. Your processing paid off here -- giving us detail in the structure and the foreground grass and also presenting that wonderful sky.
I look forward to the additional shots.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:22PM
Superb sky, Beautiful ruin, great composition, lovely light on field and trees -
what's not to like?
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 9:03PM
Funny..but I like Marmite..but slow off the mark here again Mark!..sorry
I think you have a beautiful capture here with the golden colours
and that is a rather special sky to set it all off so well
24 Aug 2012 9:21PM
Mark, stunning sunset with lovely tones and detail, well worth waiting the rain out.......

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Aug 2012 7:58AM
A wonderful painted sky, glorious colours and a completely different atmosphere
TJC63 6 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:51AM
A nice piece of processing work here. A nice composition with the church tower on a third. I agree with Dave that there looks to be a tadge of lens distortion on the tower, but not enough to spoil the overall effect. Very well done.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 11:13AM
OOOoooooo I love this oneGrinGrinGrin
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 4:18AM
best of the series Mark, great exposure keeping detail in that gorgeous sky and keeping the foreground from disappearing into the black.

DilysT 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 5:13PM
Gorgeous Sky Mark Smile Love it

kenfoulds 5 11 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 9:21PM
A sky to die for made even better by good overall composition of the elements in the frame. Great photo
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
24 Sep 2012 6:36AM
An excellent shot Mark, great sky detail and exposure. I would like to see a similar shot to this taken from a little nearer the church, just to give it more prominence.


30 Sep 2012 8:01AM
Great Picture
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 8:47PM
Beautiful live in Dorset?
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
21 Jun 2013 5:46AM
An excellent title and image Mark !!
24 Jun 2013 10:33PM
Glad I could give number 60, Mark!
A superb image!

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:21PM
Absolutely magical, Mark, wonderful composition and gorgeous colour and lighting. Brilliant, luv it.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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