Royalty And Clergy - A Gothic Facade

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Mark Highton Ridley on October 27, 2007

Benign and beneficent they'd have us believe ...but we've seen the documentaries about the true depths of their piety.

A part of Salisbury Cathedral's fine stonework.

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Matthew Walters on October 27, 2007

Great detail and conversion, as usual!

Mark Highton Ridley on October 27, 2007

Thanks Matt :)Always nice to get the feedback...

Ian Stehbens on October 27, 2007

A theme of power and corruption more than piety and benevolence! Another good composition and perfect exposure.

Mark Highton Ridley on October 28, 2007

Yeah, you got the point I was trying to make ;-) Thanks for the feedback.

Btw, anyone see anything odd about the lighting in this one? I did cheat with the sky and am not sure if it works.

Matthew Walters on October 28, 2007

I thought there was something 'off' with the sky, but I think that was more to do with the hard outline of the building than anything else.

I think the clouds add some nice depth, have you noticed the two faces in them, too?

© Franco Truscello on October 31, 2007

Great work Mark: exposure, details, conversion...Perfect!!! (Which lens?)

Ciao, Franco

Mark Highton Ridley on November 1, 2007

@Matthew: I keep coming back to this. On the one hand, it is a bit 'off', on the other, the more I look at it, the more I think It enhances the overall effect (or is that my innate laziness coming out!!).

I think I'll leave it for a while longer then maybe revisit it with a view to making the sky more believable.. Though realism isn't really what I'm after in this shot.

@Franco: thanks for the props... The lens was the standard kit lens that came with the 350D - EFS 18-55mm zoom.

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Mark Highton Ridley on October 30, 2010

Thanks Pڱych♂ Bµdgíε - much appreciated and I'm glad you liked it! Greetings from the UK :)

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Photo taken in Salisbury Cathedral, 6 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EJ, UK

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