Paul Hoffman  

ST, Mary’s, Guiting Power by Paul Hoffman

January 2021 - ST, Mary’s, Guiting Power

About the Image(s)

Sony A77 “ Sigma 18-35 DT Art 1.8 @ 28mm ISO800 1/15 F8

I did not have a tripod, so placed the camera on the floor with the camera balanced on the car key, well if it works.

So many times, over here we go for the larger Cathedral or Abbeys, but we forget the smaller churches and chapels.

This is a lovely simple early Norman chapel that has not been messed with over the years, to many were altered by the Victorians. The simple lines and texture and I love the three small windows rather than one large one. The window would depict the standing of the parish you are in and the amount you could afford to pay. Many have none, many have just one, this more of an upper effluent village with three.

6 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
This has a very good feel to it. I think it comes from the low angle of view. The lighting throughout is very good with highlights on the three windows so the viewer is pulled in to the main area. It is tilting right slightly which is a bit offsetting.   Posted: 01/04/2021 15:21:15

Steve Knight   Steve Knight
The low angle shot of the gothic arch has the impact of making one look "heavenward", which is the objective of the chapel after all, isn't it? The textures are great and the tones capture that limited light aspect of the Norman church. As David said though it could use a bit of straightening.   Posted: 01/05/2021 10:46:41

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Great shot of this very simple chapels. The clean lines and great fixing of the parallel lines. The low angle really makes the church look much larger than you describe. The lighting is outstanding. Jerry   Posted: 01/13/2021 16:35:20

Larry Crook   Larry Crook
Technically this is an excellent image, as the other commenters have noted. However, for me, it lacks any emotional impact. I'm not sure if that is important to you, or if other people have a different reaction to the image. What do you think? I would be interested to learn what the other members think in general - how important is emotion?   Posted: 01/16/2021 10:34:21
David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
I think the angle is what makes the image and for me gives it some emotion.   Posted: 01/17/2021 08:55:17

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Good job Paul without your tripod.
The alter is almost a frame in a frame, and with the 3 windows, I really like it.
For the emotion, I have the same idea as David, the angle makes the emotion. There is no place for a person in this frame, at my opinion.   Posted: 01/21/2021 06:56:21


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