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Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds
Posted By:, 09-14-2008, 02:46 PM

A few shots by night and a few by dawn

The long exposure here meant the strong gusts knocked the tree out of focus

An HDR of the "interior" of the Abbey

Cheers for looking


ps// Sorry about the artifacts from the picassa compression!
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09-14-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Nice series. The B&W is the best of the bunch... IMO... JIMBO
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Entropy your user name is well chosen as entropy is certainly hard at work on Kirkstall Abbey. Seriously, I envy you Europeans and the wealth of history you seem to have everywhere. It makes for some great photo making opportunities such as these.

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The B&W gets my vote too as the best of a nice series


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Thanks guys

Well Tom G, you have plenty of history over there too! Be it the first nations or the more recent like QC. Plus you have all that great natural wonder!!
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Very nice series, but the last HDR is captivating!

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I too vote for the black & white one.
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the b/w is my favourite too!

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I am with others, love the last one. I wonder if you think changing the other ones to B/W will give a different mood too.
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Mysterious and eerie quite a good range

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The last shot is my favorite. What a beatuiful texture
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Adding to what everyone else has said: That bw conversion is stunning.
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That B&W takes the cake!!! WOW!!!!
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The final one is a charm.

The second one has potential, but isn't quite right. I love particularly how you can see all the way through the window at the far end to the treeline/horizon at the far side. Shame about the tree. Maybe (gasp) photoshop it out - just leave the sky? Or add in a sharper version of the same tree, perhaps in silhouette?

I can't decide if 2 is slightly askew or not. 3 deinately is - a bit too much so for my taste am afraid.

1 is interesting, i've found myself critiquing it as I have tried similar shots of several cathedrals I know ( I work with ecclesiastical architects), they're not as easy as they appear. Possibly a square crop would help, eliminating the south transept, so the tower is the whole of the rhs of the image? Not sure if a T-S lens or photoshop perspective correction would help it or not, since the tapering is part of the 'cool' effect of the haunted-house type photo. That said, its a shame to miss the 'toe' of the trancept out, looks accidental rather than deliberate framing, esp since it is standing out of the shadows. Do like the light interplay on the south aisle window to the lhs very much, the tree on the trancept wall too.

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