Ian Chantler  

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral by Ian Chantler

October 2021 - Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

About the Image(s)

Just back from our first break since before lockdowns so I have had to dig one out of the archives,its a shot I took of a section of the the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral in May 2017,the building is an amazing piece of architecture and offers fabulous and countless photo opportunities both inside and out. I had never thought of converting this to mono because it was taken right at the start of blur hour on a cool and very clear evening the colour image has done very well for me so as an experiment I decided to convert it last night the groups opinions of whether it works would be gratefully appreciated.
As a side note the the building is known affectionately locally as Apollo 11 and Paddys Wigwam which gives you an idea of its shape.

How I did it

Camera Canon Canon EOS 70D lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM focal length 55m IS0 320 f5.6 1/60s hand held RAW file converted in photoshop basic adjustments made converted to mono using a gradient map on an adjustment layer some burning applied on the lighter areas and sharpened using a high pass filter

3 comments posted

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Ian, I like your use of the leading lines converging on the spires at the top of the image. Contrast is good and composition unique. Well done.   Posted: 10/06/2021 11:11:50

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Ian - a very dynamic image of the iconic Cathedral, excellent viewpoint and the almost featureless sky is a bonus and strengthens the image. I worked in Widnes for several years and remember visiting the Cathedral shortly after it was completed - unfortunately I was not involved in photography at the time.   Posted: 10/07/2021 04:34:24

Ed Ries
Ian, a regal image. Leading lines control the eye, and the top is a crown upon the cathedral. Strong image. I really enjoy this image.   Posted: 10/11/2021 20:50:09


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