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Buckfast abbey Grey

By MPSmith
Buckfast abbey on a miserable day. descided to go with it Grin

Tags: Architecture Black and white Digitally manipulated


VIKI 13 18 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 7:16AM
Great gritty feel to this. Love it!

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29 Apr 2009 11:43AM
The dramatic atmosphere goes with the gothic theme. Nice one!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 8:34PM
Hello, Mike, and welcome to EPZ. Being a miserable day, the abbey has quite a dramatic look, and I like your choice of mono for the image. Your focus and detail are good, but the abbey is very dark at the top, and the middle sky is very bright. I realise the strong contrasts are good for a mono, but felt a bit more detail could be revealed. The abbey looks very tight in the frame, and a bit of space around it would have been good. The verticals are converging, but some people like that. I have, however, tried to correct it in my modification, using the perspective tool which, inevitably, has resulted in the loss of a bit more of the building. You could, however, edit the image without altering the perspective, that's up to you. I then cropped off some of the sky. lifted the shadows, used the burn tool to deepen the white sky a little, then sharpened.
My second modification has a slight red hue added, and my third a blue hue.
MPSmith 10 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 11:44PM
Yes wish i could have had a bit more space for the shot but unfortunatly most of the abbey was draped in scaffolding and tarpaulin Sad
MPSmith 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 1:37AM
Thankyou all for your compliments and critisism sound advice Grin

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