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Impish

By redstag  
There is a legend that two mischevous imps entered the cathedral whilst it was being built.
They were very naughty! They were hurling stones into the knave at the Bishop and congregation. This upset the angels, one of them came down to rid the Cathedral of these little menaces.
One ran out of the Cathedral but the other was caught and turned to stone by the angel!
And there, to this day he sat!
He is a famous little fella and quite hard to spot. He also gave his name to Lincoln City Football club 'The Imps'.

I have tried to catch him many times before but have always been disappointed with the results. I think, because at the end of the day you basically end up with a picture of someone elses art form, it is what it is!

I took several normal images showing the imp and the head he sits over, then I went to the high altar and saw he was still there goading me! So what else could I do, I had to shoot the little fella!
I think I have added a bit of context to the shot, I took a version where the screen was sharp and the imp out of focus with the intention of merging the too, but do you know what, I prefer it like this!

I hope you like my angle and good luck to the imps in their new home, struggling in the Blue Square premiership with the Stags that gave me half my username!

All the best.
Jon

Tags: Architecture Lincoln Cathedral Hdr Landscape and travel Imp

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BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
19 May 2011 8:16AM
Great shot, Jon.

The short depth of field and colour contrast work extremely well here.
To enhance/amplify the effect you've created, I think you could afford to darken the bright corners - particularly bottom left and top right, and maybe add a fairly strong vignette, too. As they are quite bright they tend to distract from your main subject a little.

Like this a lot. Smile

Bill
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 10:51AM
I had done a vignette but I could have gone further! I'm disappointed with the reaction so far as I like the image, so any insight is well received!
Thank you
Jon
BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
19 May 2011 11:50AM
I wouldn't worry about the reaction ... or lack of.
Happens to me all the time! Wink

Bill
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2011 5:37PM
It takes a keen eye to see this kind of image John, ( not that I'm suggesting you only have one eye), so top marks for spotting it in the first place. I think Bill has summed up the image perfectly for me, the image is in fact what is in the " cut out" and as such I think a strong vignette would draw the eye to whats important. All that being said, well observed and well taken.
C
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
22 May 2011 7:30PM
Thank you C for taking the time to comment. I admit I am disappointed with the reaction, but I do like the shot so I'm happy it is part ofmy PF, I may try some variants.
Jon

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