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KMRennie

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Lannercost Priory
« on: March 29, 2016, 08:31:38 am »

This is a mile from home, the clouds looked menacing and I knew that after the winter the graveyard of this 12th century abbey would be looking a little uncared for. I have also taken images with a 6 stop filter to soften the clouds and will get round to looking at them later today. All comments welcome.
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 08:42:41 am »

Nice composition. Lots of  gothic horror vibe to your photo.
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 08:50:34 am »

You have captured the mood nicely. A keeper.

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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 09:39:50 am »

Beautifully creepy. Well executed.

The only tiny nit I have is that those daffodils look a bit too cheery for the scene. But I'm glad you didn't dig them up and toss them for the sake of the picture.
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 10:17:13 am »

Nice composition. Lots of  gothic horror vibe to your photo.

What Bob said!!


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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 11:53:12 am »

Looks like the set of a Hitchcock movie. Nice!
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 05:18:12 pm »

B&W is of course perfect here - although sepia could be interesting perhaps as well...
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 06:54:57 pm »

Thanks for the comments everyone. I agree about the daffs, they don't really fit in with the mood. They are everywhere here but I will photoshop them into oblivion. Another version of the Abbey a 4s exposure this time. I think that I need to crop a little off both ends but I will sit on it for a few days. If the clouds stay big and nasty I will go back and try and find a place where the large gravestone on the right isn't covering a bit of the church. All comments welcome.
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2016, 06:28:10 am »

In keeping with the gothic theme I really like those daffodils; they do really lend a contradictory bent to the image - just the thing to raise the tension in the image.

Great stuff!

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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2016, 06:37:12 am »

Great stuff, I prefer the second composition.
 It's a place I've passed many times (Being along the road in Newcastle) but never stopped at. I think that will change the next time I'm over west.
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 08:37:26 am »

Interesting subjects, but the "look" and "processing" overwhelms the subject...and becomes a subject.
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2016, 01:18:15 pm »

I agree with you Brandt I think I have gone a bit too far with the large radius sharpening. Sometimes when I sit in front of an image I keep pushing it to give it more "snap" but after viewing a few "normal" images mine look overprocessed. I have returned today and taken more images trying to a avoid the daffodils and will process them in a few days. We have had a fresh fall of snow on the Lake District hills so I will go for a dawn shoot tomorrow.
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 01:31:24 am »

I agree with Tony Jay as to the Daffodils. For me and in an odd sense of wording, they provide a bit of comic relief. Such an otherwise dreary scene is lifted back to life by simple spring flowers.
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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2016, 04:30:50 am »

Good composition, spooky.

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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2016, 09:37:38 am »

On second, third, and fourth look (at least) I've come around to agreeing that the daffodils add to the original image.

I also think the processing is absolutely right for these images, since you are establishing a mood and not simply showing us what the priory looks like.

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Re: Lannercost Priory
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2016, 02:47:06 pm »

Thanks for the comments everyone. I agree about the daffs, they don't really fit in with the mood. They are everywhere here but I will photoshop them into oblivion. Another version of the Abbey a 4s exposure this time. I think that I need to crop a little off both ends but I will sit on it for a few days. If the clouds stay big and nasty I will go back and try and find a place where the large gravestone on the right isn't covering a bit of the church. All comments welcome.
Ken

I was about to write how perfect the daffs are in this setting, providing a real contrast - beauty within the ruins; life from death. Personally I would leave them. In fact, from a commercial perspective, I would have them in colour surrounded by the B&W (for those who otherwise might not "get it").
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