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Village church project series 2

The next set of five images.
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I'm not sure if this works, but I may try another way in due course. Through the(raqther large!!) keyhole.
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I hope you find these interesting, and all comments / ideas / critique is welcome.
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Re: Village church project series 2

I think it's good to have a project rather than snapping whatever you see next. Photography becomes boring otherwise. I like the commitment to this project of yours, this being series 2 of 'n'.
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Re: Village church project series 2

Hi Keith - maybe #2 would work better by shooting the keyhole as a separate image layered over the background.

The path leading to the gate in #4 is long and visually tedious.
The headstone is essential for context and a camera angle nearer the gate and to the right would have given your shot more impact.

All in all though the set gives a sense of a fine old church.
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Re: Village church project series 2

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Hi Keith - maybe #2 would work better by shooting the keyhole as a separate image layered over the background.

The path leading to the gate in #4 is long and visually tedious.
The headstone is essential for context and a camera angle nearer the gate and to the right would have given your shot more impact.

All in all though the set gives a sense of a fine old church.
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I think you were reading my mind over #2! Oddly, I did take #4 in pretty much the way you suggest; I'll shrink it and post it for comparison. There are actually two gates, and I felt a bit uncomfortable about it with both in the shot.

I can go down to the church anytime (if the weather is OK), so I can do as many retakes as I like!

Here's the other view of #4:
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My feeling was that it wasn't quite as dramatic.
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Re: Village church project series 2

That take works better for me Keith. Including the second gate gives more balance tp the composition..
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Re: Village church project series 2

Hi there Keith!

I agree with Mark about the better composition of the image with both gates, however I do find the dog walker in the background distracting, perhaps requiring a reshoot. If you do reshoot, try to do it at a similar time of day as I think the long shadows help make the picture!

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Re: Village church project series 2

Thanks both. As it happens.....I didn't just take those two shots!

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But this is almost the same crop as with the dog walker, without the dog walker (if you see what I mean..)
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I like #1 of these; I'm inclined to think that it is more atmospheric, and also the aspect ratio and placement of the gates in the image is perhaps better, more balanced still. But maybe I'm wrong!! It does look a little too contrasty on here compared with #2, perhaps. But that's easily altered. I can crop the top a bit less; but there's bright sky top left then, and that looks distgracting.
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