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"Old and New"

By RonnieAG
I know this image is neither one thing nor the other, but I wanted to capture elements of old and new in the one frame.
This is the south transept of St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh with the old elements fairly obvious but the new the organ pipes on the right.
The St. Giles organ was installed in 1992 and was built by the Austrian firm of Rieger Orgelbau.
Feel free to tear it to bits..........I'm quite prepared for that, although I do like it myself.

My thanks to all for the kind comments on Wildeve Again.


Tags: Edinburgh Architecture Stained glass South transept Organ pipes St giles cathedral

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10 Jul 2013 12:14AM
I love the stained glass Ronnie and like your composition,
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
10 Jul 2013 12:21AM
Very good interior Ronnie, love the juxtaposition.
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
10 Jul 2013 12:41AM
Gorgeous! PattiSmileSmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
10 Jul 2013 1:20AM
A nicely worked angle, Ronnie and the flags pull the two parts of the image together.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Jul 2013 1:35AM
foreign territory for me, I t looks wonderful, even the pipes part-- I think this would be very difficult to capture-- love the colors in the windows!
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 1:37AM
With the difficulty of indoor images and capturing stained glass alone, never mind the organ pipes
as well, you've done a pretty good job in exposure Ronnie.
Once again Ronnie, you've gone out on a limb and tried a different angle.
It takes courage to steer away from the safe approach.
Also it takes an open mind to appreciate something different.
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 6:02AM
really like the comp ronnie belting detail and colour a real cracker nice one Wink
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
10 Jul 2013 6:21AM
An excellent composition, Ronnie. Carol
User_Removed 16 386 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 6:35AM
Very impressive, excellent detailed capture. Smile
fentiger 19 920 24 England
10 Jul 2013 6:49AM
Excellent well composed result from use of a high ISO.

Caziwinkles 8 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 7:07AM
Fabulous colour and detail here Ronnie - especially in the stained glass windows. Smile

netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
10 Jul 2013 7:14AM
Well if you like it Ronnie that what counts.
Yes I like it,I'd love to play that pipe organ,I sometimes play the organ in chapel.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 7:18AM
Super detail, colour and clarity. Needless to say if this were mine I would adjust it to get the verticals vertical by that way you'd lose most of the flags on the left. Besides, this is your image, not mine and you like it which is what counts.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 7:29AM
Have you the new by themselves?
They look spectacular hiding in the corner there....
Must go there when we visit my partners new grandchild.
From your photos it really looks special.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 7:51AM
The colours in the!
but it is the overall scene that shows up here Ronnie
great presentation
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 8:31AM
Brilliant shot Ronnie, I see we have both gone for stained glass today with you going the extra mile including some rather lovely stone work and not forgetting the organ pipes Smile

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
10 Jul 2013 8:40AM
A good mixture of hte different elements

NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
10 Jul 2013 8:45AM
The stained glass window is magnificent..................such skill and artistry..............GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 9:03AM
Super stained glass Ronnie, a great image.Smile Smile

danbrann 16 640 17
10 Jul 2013 9:29AM
Those flags are a good link between the two aspects Ronnie.
The stained glass window has been captured very nicely indeed Ronnie I also like the flags can see where you are coming from regarding the old and new I say you got the shot you wanted to capture so well done you.
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 9:36AM
I think it's rather a good image and you've shown old and new together.
richmowil Plus
12 446 2 England
10 Jul 2013 9:38AM
I like the composition and the colour is tremendous!!
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
10 Jul 2013 10:10AM
A brilliant interior capture, Ronnie. Super colours and compo.
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
10 Jul 2013 10:21AM
pitched the exposure spot on here pod a fine result with so much to see so think you have a good one here the old and the new stand well together think also it would tone map well will try it

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 10:28AM
A highly professional image supported by an interesting pre-narrative Ronnie

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
johnlw 14 1 10 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 10:44AM
Very nice light with great exposure on the glass.SmileSmileSmile
Regards John.
Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 10:54AM
An excellent capture Ronnie. Superb detail and colour in the stained glass window.
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
10 Jul 2013 11:07AM
Ancient & modern, very appropriate for this beautiful capture of that wonderful stained glass window & the organ pipes.
Fantastic detail & lighting Ronnie....
Hilary (*_*)..
12 10 10 England
10 Jul 2013 11:28AM
Be truly vertical or include all the interesting features?? And of course those organ pipes are vertical. The stained glass and the flags have a wonderful depth of colour. I think you've worked wonders Ronnie.Smile
Richsr 14 91 223 England
10 Jul 2013 12:53PM
Like the stainglass colours and details Ronnie.
A difficult thing to acheive showing both as all the angles here make it difficult
Regards Richard
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
10 Jul 2013 1:04PM
Wonderful shot, Ronnie, excellent detail captured in the stained glass windows - love those colourful flags too! Wink
Trev Smile
10 Jul 2013 5:07PM
I love the stained glass and your composition
10 Jul 2013 5:23PM
Wonderful colours and Light Ronnie, a lovely shot.

John Smile
10 Jul 2013 5:33PM
This is an impressive image, Ronnie - the contrast of the 'new and old', the clarity and detail and, in particular the exposure; you have managed to get the balance spot on between the windows, their surround and the rest of the image!
Excellent work!
And, hand held, I presume?

carper123 Plus
9 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 6:47PM
A fantastic low light image, the exposure is absolutely spot on as is your processing, a very difficult subject, expertly handled.
Excellent work, Ronnie.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileSmile
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 7:50PM
Yes, I like it too, Ronnie full of well exposed colour and detail.

xwang 11 56 8
10 Jul 2013 8:05PM
It is not an easy photo.. I like church images, I know that they are not easy to take, sometimes it's too dark, sometimes the contrast is too strong.. you controlled the light perfectly..excellent detail.
10 Jul 2013 8:52PM
Great composition and colour here well taken
hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 8:54PM
The detail and exposure is spot on
janlea 9 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 9:07PM
A lovely shot Ronnie, wonderful colours and detail Smile
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 9:13PM
well composed shot and light is superb
10 Jul 2013 10:58PM
A well composed shot Ronnie,excellent details..lin
11 Jul 2013 4:13PM
Unmistakeable St Giles, was it cool and calm in here, it normally is Ronnie.

St Giles has an aura that I don't feel in many churches. Steeped in the History of Scotland.

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
13 Jul 2013 6:51PM
A fine composition Ronnie
silverfoxey 11 17 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 2:37PM
Good exposure and composition Ronnie, which can be a bit hit and miss in Churches. You have captured it about right. James Smile

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