Bransdale Church

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Comments (16)

Albrecht H. on April 26, 2012

Very nice church, fine picture!! LIKE 1

My best wishes - A.

Eliton Sloma on April 26, 2012

Maravilhosa foto. Muito bonita.

Belo registro. Like+YS

Saudações Eliton,Brasil

& on April 27, 2012

well done!!! very nice shot!!! like

Neil in Sheffield UK on April 27, 2012

Oh my oh my! Just read your recent rant at Zanot10! This paraplegic war veteran was orphaned soon after his birth. He worked as a medical scientist to develop drugs that could lessen the congestive symptoms of cystic fibrosis. His back was broken while singlehandedly defending a nunnery from the onslaught of armed insurgents in Kosovo. Now his only pleasure is to take photographs with a specially adapted camera that sits on a special tripod connected to his wheelchair. Just reaching forward to click the button with his nose is a painful act of bravery. What was it you said to him?

Yorkshire Sam on April 27, 2012

Yes they're handy them gorilla pods :o)

Yorkshire Sam on April 27, 2012

Thank you Albrecht,Eliton and & for your interest and likes.

best wishes and kind regards to you all, Sam

Neil Grimwood on April 27, 2012

Well mate,you and Neil(above) both have a way with words...great stuff!!;-))

Its a lovely building as most old churches are,am i correct in thinking it was difficult to find a viewpoint from the front showing more of the tower.Just me being curious Sam as i had that problem with the shot of Castleton church i had to take it from a similar angle to this.

Yorkshire Sam on April 27, 2012

You know me well enough by now mate, if this is what I've taken you can be sure there was nowt better to be had. In different light there may be an alternative but I wasn't convinced. It's on a hill with too many trees near it as you may tell from this, I had to back into the bottom of a Yew tree in order to get what I have here.

cheers !

GasGasL€X on April 28, 2012

This HDR shot jumps out at you, another super shot.!

Yorkshire Sam on April 29, 2012

Hi Lex , there's no hdr here mate, I shoot right on the limit of exposure which ensures I get some detail in the dark areas. In editing I use shadow/highlights to lighten the shadows and lessen the highlights. I used a grad filteras well because the white clouds were very bright, without it I couldn't have exposed for long enough to show what I wanted. Cheers!

© Manuele Finali on April 30, 2012

Wuonderful composition!like

Yorkshire Sam on April 30, 2012

Cheers Finali Manuele

Marek Kleman on May 26, 2012


brian gillman on May 27, 2012

Lovely shot! Y*. I'm not religious but thank goodness for these beautiful weather-beaten old churches! The low angle is just right, I like the natural colours (grass not too green, stonework convincing) and there's my favourite sky above! I'm not surprised Lex thought this was HDR. Good to see the pleasing effect (detail, light etc)can be obtained without. Good to come across somebody who uses ND grad filters (can't understand why these are so little used). Neil in Sheffield's comment above and your reply gave me the best chuckle I've had in ages!

Best wishes, Brian.

brian gillman on May 27, 2012

Forgot to say, Sam, but is that a touch of moire in the roof tiles? I get this a lot in my photos and find it puzzling. It doesn't show when I view my photos in my files, only after being uploaded to Pano. Also, it only shows when I view Pano in Windows Explorer, not in Mozilla Firefox. I guessing it's because Pano must be applying extra sharpening, or perhaps it's the result of their re-sizing.


Yorkshire Sam on May 27, 2012

Cheers Brian for the good positive feedback. I'm also delighted to read that you've enjoyed the banter as well as the image. :o)

Yes that moire seems to stem from resizing but also it could be because this image is made up of several frames stitched and that stitching is never perfect on repetitive patterned areas such as a tiled roof.

many thanks !

Sam :o)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 26, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/04/22 14:49:08
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash