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A church by the sea

A church by the sea
Copyright ©2005, Juan Salvatierra
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Photographer: Juan Salvatierra
Folder: JSC
Uploaded: 02-Jan-2005 19:17 CET
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Camera: Olympus C8080
Exposure time: 1/500
Aperture: 4.5
Focal length: 65
Focusing method: iESP P-AF
ISO: 50
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: None. Cropping and resizing
Image resized to: 600x800

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To me the picture is unbalanced. However, it looks as if you have avoided the foreground on purpose and concentrated on the sky. i believe that the building should occupy more of the image (height wise). Even if there was something unattractive below the bottom edge the placement of the church cross at the top of the image should make a more pleasing picture

Dave Bennett at 21:42 CET on 15-Jan-2005 [Reply]


Thanks for your comments, Dave. As we all know, there are as many points of view as photographers!. There was a beach beneath the church, wit people in it. Should I have included it (one of the people and some rocks do appear, anyway) the image would have been more 'in scale', it would be easier to grasp the size of everything. But the subjec of the image was (for me) the opposition human/nature, solid/aetherial, building/cloud. I supressed the beach intentionally, and have even thought of supressing even the rocks and waves on bottom, to stress the atemporality of the scene. To me the most important part are the cluods, the diagonal composition of the main cloud with the church, and the relation of it with the horizontal line of the sea (a bit tilted, unfortunately). Possible the sky should be more contrasted (Using a polarizing filter?)

Juan Salvatierra at 19:41 CET on 16-Jan-2005 [Reply]


Nice picture

Adolfo Hernandez at 18:21 CET on 20-Jan-2006 [Reply]


Thank you, Adolfo (?Gracias!)

Juan Salvatierra at 19:26 CET on 23-Jan-2006 [Reply]