Old Church

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by OBrien, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. OBrien

    OBrien TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    This is an old monastic church I was walking towards, when the sun broke through for a brief moment so I grabbed this from a distance. I PS'd it slightly but haven't done much. I've discovered I have a problem getting contrast in our grey overcast Irish skies, burning doesn't seem to look realistic. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Adrian Kwidzyński

    Adrian Kwidzyński TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Poland
    Do you have UV filter in your glass? I like Irish landscapes. Is it something wrong with sharpness? it's good photo, not revelation, but good ;)
     
  3. Adrian Kwidzyński

    Adrian Kwidzyński TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Poland
    Maybe you should show more sky with clouds? Like in typical landscape, 2/3 sky and 1/3 ground, trees, grass, objects?
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    O'Brien! I was beginning to miss you.

    Well, I like this photo, what with the circumstances under which it was taken, for you couldn't SET the sun, you had to realise that it was shining onto the monastery church THEN, while you were still that far away, and seize the opportunity.

    As always, I'm fascinated by the greens and am therefore happy about the amount of countryside in this photo. Ireland is not the Emerald Isle for NOTHING, no is it? ;)
    And I also like this sky, for the same reason as you did, i.e. the ray of sunlight shining right onto that little church.

    Could it be that I've been there? Is it in the Wicklow Mountains? Is it famous? Do many tourists go there?
     
  5. OBrien

    OBrien TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Yes Lafoto, I'd say you have been there, it's Glendalough, a big tourist attraction, there are beautiful woods and lakes around there, and the famous tall round tower, (not the little one you see in this photo). I have a shot of that I'll post later. I only live about 5 miles from there.

    The weather has been so grey here for the past couple of weeks it has been hard to get any interesting shots.

    No need to miss me, I'll be around! It just depends how busy I am in work.
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Good to know, O'Brien, good to know.

    You live in a priviledged place I would say, and I thought it was Glendalough, and yes, I've been there, but it is loooooooooong ago when you were either not even born - you were! ;) - or (definitely) still in Leitrim. It was in 1977, and I doubt that any of my photos taken at the time are any good....
     
  7. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA U.S.A
    Good capture of an elusive moment! All the elements seem to be in place and the composition fills the frame nicely. The color is soft, which is pleasing. Maybe take out a little cyan and yellow.
     
  8. Tuna

    Tuna Supermodel

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    257
    Location:
    Virginia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Very nice capture of the moment. I would suggest a cropping out of the brush in the foreground and the darkest tree part on the right to tighten the composition.

    Well done.

    Tuna
     
  9. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,325
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    Poland, Sz-n
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    If you could be any closer!!! but still it's a nice photo!!
     
  10. art tesian

    art tesian TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    I agree with tuna about the cropping and if you could make the ray of light on the church a bit brighter it would make the photo a bit more powerful,nice photo though.
     
  11. LaFoto'sSister

    LaFoto'sSister TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany
    I would leave it like it is. The foreground creates depth, and when you cut it off, it gets lost.

    I was there, too. That was in 1990.
     

Share This Page