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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

St. Mary's


Nikon D70 @ 10mm, 15 secs, f/4, ISO 200


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I haven't managed to get to a computer for the last couple of days so apologies for the slow update. It would be nice if blogger had some of that software that lets you set up a post and have it automatically published for you at a certain date/time. Anyone out there care to come up with something? :)

Onto the shot... this is the 'obvious' shot of St. Mary's cathedral, with the last post being the 'expermintal' one. Again, taken in the early hours of the morning, with the cathedral being illuminated by the nearby street lights. The full moon was concealed behind the spire to give it a halo effect and you can just see the stars in this smaller version. I was amazed at how bright the moon was actually - just look at its reflection on the slated roof to the left of the spire.

I say that this is the obvious shot with no meaning of contempt - I actually quite like it. The 10mm was essential in this shot to avoid having to include street lights and cars. I usually try to keep my verticals vertical, but in this case I think the convergence of them adds to the imposing and dominating presence of the building. A simple shot, but is it effective?

7 Comments:

Blogger Antique Mommy said...

Thoughtfully composed image. The lighting is creepy and soothing at the same time. The bottom of the church looks like it's been stretched out like a cheap sweater, an interesting (if unintentional?) effect.

2:12 am, February 16, 2006  
Anonymous Dennis Rogers said...

Simple, but yes, very effective - and well timed with the halo of the moon. Excellent job on the processing also.

4:47 am, February 16, 2006  
Anonymous KJM said...

The halo of the moon is what makes this shot for me.

11:07 am, February 16, 2006  
Anonymous Rob said...

Superb lighting, composition and PP - your shots lately have been delightful, well done

2:26 pm, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Behrooz said...

It is a superb shot. Sort of One Thousand and One Night feeling, or Aladin if you like.

As to blogger's future posting, it is already there. On the page where you 'create' new post at left bottom you see 'post and comment options' click on it and set the time you want your post published. Good luck.

7:50 pm, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Paul said...

I love the clarity of this shot, excellent saturation and white balance also. Nice.

9:23 pm, February 16, 2006  
Blogger John said...

Cheers guys. Funny that there was a couple of mentions of good PP on the shot, as there was only a WB and levels tweak done!

Behrooz: You got my hopes up there! I tried changing the post date to a future date, but it still publishes it straight away albeit with the future date listed. I'm looking for the post to be held until a set time, and for blogger to publish it when that time comes. It would have been good for when I was away there for a couple of days so that I could have lined up some posts to be posted in my absence. I'm rambling on a little here, but hopefully you get my drift :)

8:57 pm, February 21, 2006  

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