Mervyn Hurwitz  

Church on the Hill by Mervyn Hurwitz

February 2021 - Church on the Hill

February 2021 - Mervyn Hurwitz


About the Image(s)

Taken in Tennessee in the fall on our way into the Smokies, about half hour after sunrise. There was still some mist in the valley which added to the atmosphere of the scene.
Sony A7 III 60mm. ISO 400. f8. 1/200 secs. on a tripod.

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10 comments posted

Bob Rosenberg   Bob Rosenberg
Very nice work on removing the telephone wires. I really like the way this shot is composed - the church at 1/3 while the tree gives a great center subject to focus on too.
  Posted: 02/01/2021 13:12:14
Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Hi Bob. Welcome to the group. Thanks for your positive comments.   Posted: 02/12/2021 13:34:01

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 66 & 86)
Very nice, Mervyn. Since you took out the wires, could you be convinced to remove the chain link fence also? There's a lovely mood to this.   Posted: 02/07/2021 17:12:42
Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
I have chosen not to remove the fence as I think it adds to the scene.   Posted: 02/12/2021 13:34:52

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
This is a lovely atmospheric scene. It's a pretty little church, but the fog and water in the distance draw attention too. I would add back a bit of space to the left and in front of the church. It seems, at least to me, a little close after cropping. The sky to the right is picking up a greenish tint on my tablet, but maybe it's just me. Power lines can be tedious, but it looks like you were successful in making them disappear! Nicely done.   Posted: 02/08/2021 18:09:53

Anges van der Logt   Anges van der Logt
Very nice soft and moody image. I have the same greenish tint on my computer screen (sky to the right), so not sure if that was intended or not. Although you were successful in making the power lines disappear, I think that the area to the left of the church has become a bit too smudgy/soft though in my opinion (not sure what technique you used..) and has lost some detail in compare with the area with trees to the right of the church. I also agree with Belinda to bring back a bit of space to the left and in front of the church (it seems to tight now), no need to get rid of the stripe on the road either I think, it would make for a nice leading line actually (if you moved a bit back or zoomed a bit out). Overall a very nice and moody image!   Posted: 02/08/2021 22:11:59

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Nice scene: well composed and with a lot of interesting elements. The church is well balance by the tombstones on the right, and the tree helps anchoring the whole image. The landscape in the background adds an attractive element, and the lighting is very subtle. My only comment is that I find the picture slightly tilted to the left, but this is something easy to solve.   Posted: 02/10/2021 21:29:51

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
To me this is a lovely image. The soft lighting, the mist and the washout colors work together to achieve a nice mood. I agree with others that the visual weight of the photo seems a bit more on the left side.   Posted: 02/12/2021 10:19:46

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Thank you for all your positive feedback.
I have extended the canvas to include more at the bottom and left as suggested. I have chosen not to remove the chain fence as I feel at adds to the character of the scene.   Posted: 02/12/2021 13:32:43
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Bob Benson   Bob Benson
I think the chain fence in the bottom right is okay as it such a minor element and also acts as border. Great final composition. Have you tried adding a little warmth? (the whole scene and more so the sky?)   Posted: 02/17/2021 11:11:12