Lacock Cloisters

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Comments (18)

Nawitka on October 28, 2007

Nice work with the shadows on the wall. I like the delicate monochome look, almost like a sepia.

Perhaps this is one that can be tagged "Harry Potter"? It certainly looks like something out of the films. I can imagine Harry and his friends being accosted by Snape in just such a place.

Matthew Walters on October 29, 2007

Thanks Nawitka. The cloisters were used as one of the locations for Hogwarts, one of the rooms was dressed as a classroom.

Pympe on November 10, 2007

Beautiful picture, almost a little scary... What´s behind that door... /Thomas

Matthew Walters on November 11, 2007

Thanks Thomas. I had to wait for ages for the right light - the sun was too often hidden behind clouds - preventing the storng shadows on the wall.

Flavio Serini on November 16, 2007

As my daughter will know that I have seen the places where the next Harry Potter movie will be filmed beforehand, she will get crazy and will bother me until the movie will be on the screen!...

And all that is only... "your fault" (:-))!

All your photos are really beautiful, Matthew! Thanks for sharing.

Bye - Flavio

Majlend Bramo on November 18, 2007

Beautiful shadows, nice shot Matthew! Cheers! Majlend

Matthew Walters on November 20, 2007

Thanks Flavio, I hope it doesn't cause you too many problems! If we had been local during the night time I'd have probably caught some of the actors, too.

Matthew Walters on November 20, 2007

Thank you, Majlend. I was really pleased with the lighting, and added a tiny bit of 'glow' in photoshop to add a 'dreamy' feel.

Syl de Canada on November 23, 2007

Hello Matthew Beautiful picture, I like the shadows on the wall, nice shot. Greetings Sylvie

Matthew Walters on November 24, 2007

Thanks, Syl. It is a great building, better still when quiet - I guess it will be busy again next year when Harry Potter is at the cinema.

Keith P. Luke on December 25, 2007

When life becomes a sepia tone!

Lukas Novak on December 26, 2007

Very nice. That "natural sepia" also caught my eye! Matthew, all the best and a Happy New Year to you! Looking forward to your additions in 2008!

Matthew Walters on December 27, 2007

Cheers Keith and Lukas. Who needs photoshop when 600 year old architects do the job for you.

Ryan Calhoun on January 23, 2008

Beautiful shot, Matthew. The light/shadows and the perspective on the hallway combine into a really outstanding image. It's muted and understated, which for me is part of what makes it so appealing. I like the focus drawn to the door, which looks so mysterious and far away. I wonder what's beyond.


Matthew Walters on January 24, 2008

Thank you Ryan, very kind comments.

kurniawan arif on September 7, 2008

Hi Matthew, i like this stuff...looks like mysterious magical place, by the way Harry Potter is one of my favorite movies @_@

Christos Theodorou on January 19, 2011

Very nice capture - Best regards from Athens - LIKE

Matthew Walters on January 20, 2011

Hi Christos, many thanks for your comments and Likes.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 27, 2007
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    by Matthew Walters
    • Taken on 2007/10/26 12:56:45
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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