Ecclesiastical gold

by Helen Hooker May. 23, 2011 5172 views

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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Michelle 5 years, 12 months ago

Great shot ~ love that gold. Just enough!

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Sandra Vermeulen 6 years ago

Lovely gold detail!!

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Hanna Westesson 6 years ago

Nice composition!

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Pedro Pinho 6 years ago

Great detail and so dramatic! Love the mood! :)

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David Swatton 6 years ago

You are right, the selective colour treatment works well. Nicely done.

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Milton Jacob 6 years ago

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

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Carolinesimone 6 years ago

outstanding .... what software do you use Helen?

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Mark 6 years ago

Excellent work.

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Gillian 6 years ago

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

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Felecia 6 years ago

Well done Helen!

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Josy 6 years ago

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

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