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Old May 18, 2006, 1:04 AM   #1
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Made this today at a church in Estes Park Colorado. Pentax DL with Sigma 24-135 lens.



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Old May 18, 2006, 10:33 AM   #2
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Very nice!

Sure wish I were there right now (love the Rockies), rather than here in grey Southern California.
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is this the actual image. ie: the black on the sides?? the window is nicely captured.
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Old May 18, 2006, 12:24 PM   #4
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is this the actual image. ie: the black on the sides?? the window is nicely captured.

Not quite the actual image. The brick wall was very dark, and I may have not had the right settings. It actually looked this way until one's eyes adjusted the darkness in the chapel. I'll boost the shadows a bit and see if the wall comes up. Thanks for your comment.

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reason i askes is i thought it was nice just the way it is..
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Not quite the actual image. The brick wall was very dark, and I may have not had the right settings. It actually looked this way until one's eyes adjusted the darkness in the chapel. I'll boost the shadows a bit and see if the wall comes up. Thanks for your comment.
I'd leave it as it is - the stained glass window is the point of interest.

Also try shooting in portrait mode to maximise the window size or crop to suit.
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Here's one that I've recently shot in St Edmund's Church, Wootton.

Unfortunately, there wire mesh was fitted on the outside to protect the window which shows up as a rectangular pattern on the inside.
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Had not thought about shooting in portrait mode . . . thanks for the tip! And thanks for your window image. Nice!

And thanks to you, too, Roy. I think I will leave it as it. Tried bringing up the wall and did not llike the result.

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My 2 cents - while this window would lend itself to portrait mode very nicely, I wouldn't take out all of the black background - I think it enhances the beautiful window.

catbells - it's too bad that the grid is behind that window - it looks like another beautiful stained glass window, and the grid does take away from it. Is that (the mesh protecting windows) now common in Great Britain? I haven't been there in many years and don't remember any of the church windows being protected that way.
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