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Old Aug 11, 2009, 3:43 PM   #1
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walked past this church on the way to the next image (see below) had to try and straighten this one up as it was major tilty



past the church above to get to this destination .

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Old Aug 12, 2009, 2:50 PM   #2
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another view of the church different angle

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Old Aug 12, 2009, 3:51 PM   #3
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IMHO, these pictures can make up a chapter to be called 'Reality Attained' in the Book of Simple : ) In short, I've been blown away by them! Especially #2, the non hdr original of which you had posted before...I'd suggest you have it printed on canvas! It is only the church looking a bit much central compositionally in #1, but a great photo otherwise. As for #3, simply breathtaking...

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Very picturesque area thats begging to be shot. I prefer the 2nd view of the church showing the stone fence. But Id like to see the HDR effect somewhere in the middle between the 1st and 2nd shot. How would a panorama stand up with the church in there somewhere?
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looking back at the church in the 2nd shot i agree ive gone a bit overboard so ive re-done it .



as for a panorama it would be cool but maybe next time i get to visit this beutiful place
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Old Aug 13, 2009, 4:19 PM   #6
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Ah now that last HDR is perfect. Im sure no one could complain about it being too much. But its still HDR enough to make it a great shot. Im interested in the stone slab fence. What keeps the relatively thin but heavy slabs up? I imagine they are buried in the ground a bit. Talk about a lot of work to make a fence.
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Hi

I agree with Bynx that the final version of the church, is the best (IMHO) balance of HDR. The 2nd HDR of the church was just "too overdone" (as you admitted yourself) - the sky looked like it didn't belong to that scene.

The composition is simple, yet very strong - and as mentioned -interesting stone wall.

I also really admire the smooth tones and lovely water in the "destination" photo - and it works really well having various "interest" elements (pine trees, road, clouds, mountains, etc, etc). Lovely to see your part of the world, that I've visited before too in person - it was usually wet weather wet I went to or past the Lake District.

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I agree with Bynx that the final version of the church, is the best (IMHO) balance of HDR. The 2nd HDR of the church was just "too overdone" (as you admitted yourself) - the sky looked like it didn't belong to that scene.

The composition is simple, yet very strong - and as mentioned -interesting stone wall.

I also really admire the smooth tones and lovely water in the "destination" photo - and it works really well having various "interest" elements (pine trees, road, clouds, mountains, etc, etc). Lovely to see your part of the world, that I've visited before too in person - it was usually wet weather wet I went to or past the Lake District.

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It rains more there than anywhere else in the uk myself and the wife were very lucky as it only rain one day out of a weeks stay
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 1:06 PM   #9
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I dunno....I kind of like the first rendition. I guess it's a matter of taste. If you didn't like the clouds that dark, you could try and mask some of it out.
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 8:01 PM   #10
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I'm awestruck. Beautiful photography,you're very talented. I'm a newby,so I don't critique yet. Hope it's ok to just say I think the photos are perfectly beautiful.
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