You have it in one Ian,especially the bit about almost being there;-)) I know you had to hang on until conditions were right Sam, mission accomplished,grand job mate. just one tiny thing,that spur of broken branch intruding a little, i know it hasn't bothered you or you would have got rid;-) Now follow me to your "Autumn at Studley Royal church shot......
I'm pleased to read that "you could almost be there" Ian since that is always what I try to achieve, so that the viewer sees and feels what I saw. Cheers :o)
Cheers Neil, as I mentioned when there that more interesting sky was worth waiting for and it's actually better suited to this composition than it ever looked as though it would be so that's a bonus. Re the "intrusion", one man's meat etc because I see it as a nice balance to the one at the left and it servest to both break up the strip of grass between log and church and act as the second goal post for the area in which the church sits. It was brighter than seen here and as such was intrusive but by dumbing it down to be less bright than the church it gains the merits mentioned. I like when you bring up these questions because it lets you see what processes go through my mind when composing shots and again later in editing when I am fine tuning.
Cheers mate :o)
I might have known there would be some logic to it Sam;-) and i see your point( excuse the pun!!)
I missed seeing St Mary's church on my last visit to Studley Park Sam due to lack of time, now seeing this beautiful picture another visit is on the cards. Fantastic Shot Like Regards Richard
I have to say that my visit was an extremely enjoyable one for three reasons, the weather was great, I had excellent company and I got far more succesful images than I could have hoped for but still there was so much I didn't get time to do so another visit is on the cards for me too Richard
Many thanks :o)
Good composition Sam. I like the contrast between the randomness of the tree and the formal geometrics of the church. Regards Derek
Thanks Derek, I always had this shot in mind having figured what was possible from the many images I'd seen from that location . The hard part was getting the balance right and I'm still of the opinion the church has come out smaller than I would have liked by virtue of having to use a wide angle lens which was the trade off needed so I could have the branch that close.
In hindsight I could have stepped back a touch and raised the tripod to achieve the same layout with a longer lens length resulting in a more zoomed in church. This is now noted for any future visits :o).
best wishes, Sam :o)
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Photo taken in Studley Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4, UK
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