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Brunswick Methodist Church

By n.j.bailey  
I took this shot in '86 with a minute aperture at about 3am. It took ages to expose, but I wanted the depth of field to get the reflection of the cross in the puddle.

The negative was destroyed when I moved house, but I had a flat-bed scan of the print. Recently, I got around to trying to restore it to something like its former glory using The Gimp, and this is my best attempt.

Tags: Architecture

Voters: rhion,

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markxray 19 5
13 Oct 2003 4:08PM
It's a good shot, and a bit eerie too.
n.j.bailey 18 7
14 Oct 2003 10:06AM
Thanks, Mark! Yes, almost anything's eerie that late at night.

I put the image up on PixelImpressions too; it's a group of friends, nowhere near the size of this site. The image is bigger there and you can see I lost resolution compared with the neg. I was annoyed to have had it damaged. Thank heavens for The Gimp, eh?
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2005 1:22AM
Can't understand the lack of interest here Nick, it's a good photo to my mind and I rather like the refection of the cross in the puddle even though it can't be seen in the main image.
Good work.
n.j.bailey 18 7
19 Jul 2005 3:13AM
Hi Richard!

Yes, I was a bit surprised everyone completely ignored it, wasn't all that bad I thought Smile I actually remembering deliverately cropping the cross off the original image, because there was a lot of black space around it, and it sort of makes a theological point (can't quite work out which one Smile

I was very happy with the print, as the exposure was more or less complete guess work. Just shows that with HP5 you can get away with almost anything!

Thanks for your kind words


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