Moss and Ferns

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Comments (15)

Closed on October 5, 2010

WoW!! I love this 1! Great story-book setting and impressive old building, very nice view too!


Best Wishes from Canada!

K@rin on October 6, 2010

WOW likewise ! :)) its great Steve , LIKE , best wishes K@rin

Cindy Breen on October 7, 2010

Great roof...LIKE...Marion

Steven Stoddart on October 7, 2010

A warm welcome, as always, to Marion, GG and Karin -

We were on the return path of a 7-mile walk when I saw this amazing old building.. There were warning signs all over the door advising all to keep out - when you see how uneven the roof is, you can understand why. I had to photoshop out the signs because their glaring colours were so distracting the the feature I want to be most obvious - the roof.

I am chuffed you all liked this ...



Steven Stoddart on October 16, 2010

Hiya Clive - The moss is fantastic, isn't it?

On a techy point, as amazing as photography is, the human eye can cope with a far wider range of illumination than is possible in either wet-film or digital photography.. For this shot, the scene beyond the building was far more brightly illuminated so I had to use a spot of exposure blending to get all to work in the photo.

The end result, I hope, justify the means...

Thanks everso for the Like and YS for this one.. : )



joyfotos on October 17, 2010

Amazing shot...and even more so when I read of all the skills that went into the finished product...which looks so natural and untouched by human hands for years! Like!

Steven Stoddart on October 18, 2010

Hello JF - Welcome back.. This building does have the abandoned look for sure... The roof is destined to collapse unless it is propped up but I suppose all that wonderful moss and fern would be a casualty of any remedial work.

Thanks for words about the "skill" 'n all... If you have not had a bash at exposure blending, then you should!! Check out "Photomatix"... It can do blending as well as HDR and is relatively inexpensive ($60 ish) As for ease of use, it is great.. It provides for all levels of expertise and you have seen what it can do..



joyfotos on October 22, 2010

Back to give this one a Y*! I will have to have a look...but the last thing I need now is something that eats more of my time:( I am trying to limit Pano time a bit and try to catch up on things at home. I do like the fact that ease of use is great...I know PhotoShop is not in that category.

Steven Stoddart on October 23, 2010

Hiya JF - Thanks for giving this one a YS

You are right about Photoshop... it hardly intuitive but there are a good number of photo editing software packages out there... On the Mac, I use photoshop but while also use it on the PC, for 'standard' editing stuff like cropping, exposure tweaking etc, I use ACDSee's photo editor... I also use their photo manager to catalogue all my digital library...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your home duties don't rob you of too much Pano time!



Dušan Bezděk on October 24, 2010

wonderful!greetings Dušan like

Steven Stoddart on October 24, 2010

Hello Dušan - You do not see a moss roof like this very often : )

Thanks you for yor kind words and visit...



Kalin Ranchev on December 7, 2010

Excellent photo!!!Beautiful composition !!! Favorite + Like

Good luck,


Steven Stoddart on December 8, 2010

Hello Kalin - This old building is one of my favourites because of the amazing moss that covered the roof. I amnot sure how long the roof will last though... you can see how it sags here and there.. Nonetheless, with the sun on it, the moss almost glows...

I am so please this rates a yellow star... thank you



JoelleGiannoni on March 22, 2011

Wow!!!! Another YS! I love it!



Steven Stoddart on March 24, 2011

Hello Joelle! Thanks for the YS...

When I saw the incredible roof of this old building, I was amazed it had not fallen in... I hope it never does but all that moss is taking its toll on the roof...



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 5, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Steven Stoddart
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200