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Ecclesiastical gold

After a day spent at home catching up on admin work I popped out in the car late this afternoon to look for today??s photo. I followed my nose until I got to St. Andrew??s Church in the hamlet of West Stoke. It??s a tiny little church and I couldn??t persuade the lights to work so it was very dark too. Just as I was about to give up I noticed an ancient bible sitting on the lectern and I rather liked the light that was falling on its embroidered bookmark. With my 50mm lens wide open at f1.8 and my camera??s ISO cranked up to 6400 I managed to get a useable shutter speed and caught a few frames before leaving. I??m not usually one for selective colour in photos but it just seemed to work well on this particular image ?? a spot of ecclesiastical gold among the gloom.

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    • # Milton Jacob

      lovely. the selective colour works well here giving a wonderful contrast and attention to the gold.

      2011.05.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gillian

      Lovely, I think the selective colouring works very well here to hightlight the cross.

      2011.05.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Josy

      This golden task is just perfect. A point it is everything. Perfect !Bravo Helen

      2011.05.23 Edited Reply Cancel