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Aberdaron Church

By rhiw_com  
St Hywyn church, Aberdaron, Llyn peninsula. 52° 48’ N. 4° 42’ W.

I’ve taken shots of this church before, but I wanted an after sundown go at it. The light was very tricky because of the reflection off the shore. I used the camera’s spot metering, and took several readings of the church and foreground, and chose an average reading. A strong ND grad filter looked after the sky. In Photoshop I selected and lightened the belfry, as detail had been lost with the grad, and then cloned the sea back around the bell, plus I burnt in the bright shoreline. I then darkened the whole image a touch before sharpening.

F16, 4 sec, Lens @ 17mm, ISO 250, ND grad filter. 4:35pm

Please view…Large…if you can.

Hope you like it, and many thanks for your comments and clicks on my last upload.

Regards to you all, Tony

Tags: Beach Church General Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: A Booth, Blenkinsopp, alpha788 and 112 more

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Alfoto 11 Wales
17 Jan 2007 6:19PM
Another super image looks fantastic large.

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12 12 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 6:21PM
Super Tony!
17 Jan 2007 6:23PM
this is so beautiful...
BertC 11 29 Malta
17 Jan 2007 6:29PM
Superb Tony !! Composition, lighting, mood & spook ... large is a MUST !!
bobalot 11 10 England
17 Jan 2007 6:32PM
stunning yet again,
regards bob.
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 6:38PM
Stunning image,beautiful composition and excellent lighting,looks fantastic large,great work here.

Jou©o 14 56 Finland
17 Jan 2007 6:40PM

17 Jan 2007 6:42PM
Th excellent Photoshop work that you have put into this has certainly paid off Tony, as the result is one stunning picture.
AlanBW 12 20 England
17 Jan 2007 6:48PM
Wonderful shot Tony, love the treatment you have given here
anthhope 12 1 England
17 Jan 2007 7:22PM
A cracking perspective and a great sky.
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
17 Jan 2007 7:34PM
Photoshop has only enhanced what the skill of the photographer had already captured!

As always Tony a fantastic example of a master craftsman.

LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
17 Jan 2007 8:06PM
A lot of work went into this shot, it is excellent Tony, very well done.

juldon 15 78 England
17 Jan 2007 8:13PM
The work you have done here really paid off Tony. I especially like the dark tones here.

Julie Smile
DaisyD50 11 3
17 Jan 2007 8:15PM
Amazing, spooky!!! Lighting is excellent.
ripleysalien Plus
11 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 8:18PM
Very Van Helsing, nice though.

TerryBaxter 12 11
17 Jan 2007 8:21PM
Startlingly bright on the flat surfaces; impressive image, Tony.

Regards, Terry.
rhiw_com 11 24
17 Jan 2007 8:23PM
Many thanks for your comments. As always very much appreciated.

Regards Tony
NikkiW 11 33 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 8:27PM
oh wow!!!!!!!!!!
a bit spooky too.
Phil_D 11 81 Scotland
17 Jan 2007 8:27PM
Wow, this is so atmospheric - looks like Dracula should be lurking around somewhere ! ! !

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 8:27PM
I am amazed at the amount of fg detail you have captured/brought out in this shot Tony. Well done on both the shot and on the manipulation.

martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 8:43PM
That's such a very atmospheric shot Tony. The PS work is well executed too. Wouldn't have known if you hadn't explained.

wamp 12 276 8 England
17 Jan 2007 8:56PM
Happy to be no 30, this is a great shot, full of atmosphere and detail

piccy 12 8 Wales
17 Jan 2007 9:00PM
Such a beautiful church right on the seashore. What impressive tombs and low windows to the church. Fasinating. Very well executed image.
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
17 Jan 2007 9:03PM
Tony, this is such a wonderful image.
The composition, colour, clarity....I could go on & on, but you know already what a fantastic shot it is.
Well done.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 9:17PM
Instantly recognisable as yours - the dark sky gives this one a very sinister and dramatic atmosphere, perhaps appropriate for this setting. Great work.

Possum 11 148 England
17 Jan 2007 9:25PM
It's wonderful - for low light, there is plenty here, especially on those wonderful tombs. Thank you for sharing your PS work, too - it's worked brilliantly.
petra16 12 169 Scotland
17 Jan 2007 9:26PM
what an atmospheric shot, love it

Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
17 Jan 2007 9:32PM
brilliant work both in camera and PS
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
17 Jan 2007 9:48PM
truely amazing piece of work, a pleasure to view and to even comment on, I love the contrast and dramatic colours/tones.

Slaterm 12 496 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 9:48PM
eery shot Tony
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Jan 2007 10:03PM
Wonderful image Tony.Ecellent treatment.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Jan 2007 10:06PM
Looks like one of those few moments just before a storm happens-- Very well done!

sneazy 13 74 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 10:12PM
Great camera work and post processing too - the final result speaks for itself...

DYankee 12 6 United States
17 Jan 2007 10:13PM
A true work of art, Tony!!!
Dawn Smile
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
17 Jan 2007 10:19PM
This is awesome shot!...and it was sooooo "early". Smile joke...
Beautiful colours, composition and angle of view.I love it.

ESP 11 26 England
17 Jan 2007 10:50PM
Superb image

excellent result

stunning shot

love your work !

John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
17 Jan 2007 11:06PM
Moody shot with strong contrast in the colours and light. Very interesting to hear how you processed the image on the computer. JOHN
oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 12:35AM
Full of atmosphere and a powerful image. Excellent photography.

rhiw_com 11 24
18 Jan 2007 5:36AM
Many thanks for all your comments. As always very much appreciated.

Regards Tony
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 7:07AM
Hi Tony,

Large is Awesome....Some Great Work Here
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 8:19AM
Love the mood you have created here Tony. It is a beautiful setting for a church too, great composition and well presented. VERY nice work.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
18 Jan 2007 8:37AM
Dramatic image Tony . A lot of thought and work has gone into this one and it has paid off . xx
Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
18 Jan 2007 9:48AM
Like the feel and atmostphere here Tony

Well done
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 10:43AM
Truly superb!

cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
18 Jan 2007 10:58AM
One word PERFECT
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 11:32AM
another absolutely stunning capture tony, really well done.

AnthonyR 12 5 Wales
18 Jan 2007 12:01PM
Definitely has a calm air to it. A superb piece of work.
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 1:33PM
superb work here Tony, excellent
18 Jan 2007 1:34PM
Beautiful, very atmospheric.
I like it.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Jan 2007 2:51PM
Powerful colours

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
18 Jan 2007 3:11PM
looks spooky to me
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 4:47PM
These buildings look as if they are sinking into the ground with their windows being so low, the blue light cast gives the scene an eary feel, nice one.
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
18 Jan 2007 4:50PM
This would be perfect for HDR. And you would have to do less processing work too. The thumb is dark, but the big version is a must-see.

KingArthur 11 8 Malta
18 Jan 2007 5:58PM
Lovely moody lighting, great mastery over exposure here, excellent photography Tony.

Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 6:39PM
love you work Tony
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2007 6:41PM
All that work's paid off, Tony. This is GORGEOUS. Lovely light and blues in this Smile

G73photography 12 417 15 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 7:28PM
very nice view. really nice colours too , G
BeckaP 11
18 Jan 2007 8:10PM
Nice shot tony,
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
18 Jan 2007 9:55PM
Very interesting, you have brought out the details very dramatically.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
18 Jan 2007 11:18PM
Spectacular work. - Brian.
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2007 1:33PM
An impressive image Tony.
Malc_V 12 England
19 Jan 2007 3:09PM
Brilliant work Tony, a superb image.
Very atmospheric.

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
19 Jan 2007 4:43PM
Its well exposed, the setting has 'haunting qualities'
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2007 7:01PM
Excellent PS work Tony, an impressive image. Well Done.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jan 2007 9:50PM
Exceptional work Tony, you've produced a really outstanding image
Andy1979 11 754 2 England
20 Jan 2007 9:59PM
tops once again tony love all the photographs 10 out of 10 excellent mate!
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2007 10:37AM
Moody & atmospheric... beautiful composition and love the lighting .. brilliant work
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
22 Jan 2007 2:29AM
Bit late Tony but just wanted you to know how much I liked this shot.
Rgds., Jim
Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 8:24AM
Very moody Tony!

I Love it!!!

29 Jan 2007 12:19AM
Superb Tony!!

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2007 3:46AM

A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2007 2:20PM
excellent symmetrical composition against dramatic landscape.
Gaz_H 11 150 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2007 11:21PM
Great capture tony, really like it - very dramatic
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
7 Mar 2007 5:51AM
Your hard work has paid off Tony . Looks a very peaceful place xx

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