Henry Roberts  

Reims France by Henry Roberts

October 2019 - Reims France

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This is taken in Reims France of the Cathedral window done by Chagall. Taken with a Canon EOS 5D III, 24-105 lens, ISO 1600 hand held f4, 180th of a second, post processed in PS camera raw and then cleaned in PS with the noise filter. I admire the starkness and artistry of the Chagall stained glass. Post processing on a Microsoft Book while on a French Waterways Cruise.

3 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Thanks for showing this. I had no idea that Reims (or any of the old French cathedrals) had relatively modern windows. It is a beautiful image.
Since you left a lot of space in the frame, there was room for me to try adjusting the perspective. I used "skew" in PS Elements, a little unequally on each side.   Posted: 10/06/2019 21:09:56
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Moira Heilbronn   Moira Heilbronn
I think this image has nicely captured the beauty of these stained glass windows. For me the image would have more impact if I could see more detail of the building arches and the candles etc in the bottom part of the image. I find there is too much dead space in the image and the slight glow of the candles in the bottom right corner is not enough to pick it up. Also, as the windows are the main focus of the image, I would prefer to see the the patterns in more crisp detail. In this case it may then be possible to use a tighter crop and showcase only the windows.   Posted: 10/08/2019 01:14:14

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
Dear Henry, for me this picture is about how the tiny, puny lights of the candles echo the large and magnificent light from the windows. So for me the composition you chose is correct. When I enlarge the image and look at it carefully I can see the altar table, candles, etc. This is a picture, a rare indoor picture that might have benefited from the HDR approach, so that we could see the interior in a little more detail. Not a lot-don't want to shift the focus of the image from the light to the architecture-but a little. Since you didn't take three pictures I would suggest playing with it a little more to make the interior visible. I personally would also crop the left slightly as the pillar on the left is a bit brighter and distracts from your main story. A lovely pictures which brings great feelings of peace to me.   Posted: 10/09/2019 06:11:40


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