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Old May 15, 2010, 7:49 PM   #1
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This is Bective Abbey, It is only a few minutes walk from my house. I was using this photo as a means to get better compositions,

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Old May 15, 2010, 9:25 PM   #2
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Composition is ok, but whites are blown out. No solution for that. Try to reshoot with a different EV.
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Old May 16, 2010, 3:49 AM   #3
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I like it. The use of sephia adds. I think that it is intended for some of the white to be blown out. The effect is to provide a sense of the Abbey in the presence or majesty of God (or the divine). Seems if this were not the case then the photo would be too dull, plain, ordinary (eg, just a photo of an old crumbling partial Abbey). What also is nice is the pristine look of the scene. That is, there is no litter. One old piece of gum wrapper or an old soda can in the PIX would destroy the wholeness of this scene.
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Old May 16, 2010, 8:20 AM   #4
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Default Lovely shot...

Sepia treatment works very well and the splay of light filtering into the scene creates a tranquil effect. Also, the livestock grazing to the right of the scene add a pastoral effect. A lot of very nice effects going on to create a very lovely scene.
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One old piece of gum wrapper or an old soda can in the PIX would destroy the wholeness of this scene.
That is sooo true!
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i agree with all 3 comments. the composition is good, but the white blown out area detracts a bit.
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Id like to see the place under a full moon. Perhaps with a little light painting as well. But a great place to shoot. I like the shot as is. Well done. If there is something I dont like its the neat rows of lines from the lawn mower wheels. Doesnt fit with the historic age of the place.
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Thanks for all the comments guys,

As for the lighting. I take the points but I feel it adds to the feeling of the structure. When you are there it has a sense of eeriness that I feel the light and sepia tone reflects.

Regarding the mowing and cleanliness. I have to say most monuments like this in Ireland are kept in pristine condition buy locals. I agree that they can look too clean sometimes though.

As for the place itself, I have a few pictures (my first time using the camera) that I will put up in the architecture sub forum. Its a really nice place, if a tad spooky!
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Originals, Preprocessed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmcd...7624081277440/

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