Wendy Stanford  

St Rules Church, St Andrews Scotland by Wendy Stanford

August 2019 - St Rules Church, St Andrews Scotland

About the Image(s)

After traveling Scotland for several weeks , I was amazed at the number of Church and Monastery ruins, the history is amazing.

St Rules Church was the forerunner to the great Cathedral St Andrews, built 1123 - 1159.

Taken with Canon 7D, 1/50 @ f10, ISO 100, 10-10mm Sigma Lens

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5 comments posted

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Nice perspective created by the wall on the left and the leading lines of the stones in the grass. I like the color contrast between the ground and the stones of the church.   Posted: 08/09/2019 16:26:24

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
If there's one thing we do well here, it's ruins! :)
You've done well to capture the complementary colours of the walls and the grass. It's a shame about the sky though as it seems a little washed out.   Posted: 08/10/2019 10:54:16

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
This why I miss Scotland and the other parts of the UK the green grasses and love how the image keeps us going to the end I hope you played around golf while their if your game.   Posted: 08/11/2019 19:12:45

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
In my opinion the initial impact of this image captures both the wonder of standing in the middle of amazing ruins surrounded by the cold stormy weather of Scotland. I played golf at St. Andrews one April and there was sleet blowing sideways. I've always "respected" the weather there. Compositionally I love the use of the line of what must have been where the internal columns rested. That compositional elements adds to the story of "what did this thing look like". The warm color of the stones contrasts nicely with the verdant lawn. My only suggestion would be to try and dramatize the sky (see my photo entry for the same suggestion) using an ND filter. I think it improved my photo when I updated it.   Posted: 08/14/2019 10:36:31
Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Thanks for the suggestion Paul, I will have a try with the filter, I liked how it improved the sky in you image.   Posted: 08/20/2019 07:48:34