Marilyn Peake  


Church on Lake Ohrid by Marilyn Peake

July 2024 - Church on Lake Ohrid

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I took this photograph of the Church of St. John at Kaneo, which is a Macedonian Orthodox church, from a hill above it. I went there by boat with an adventure travel group. This church is located in North Macedonia and is situated on a cliff over Kaneo Beach on Lake Ohrid. This spot and the blue water surrounding it are incredibly beautiful, as was the scenery all along our boat ride.

I took this photograph handheld with a Nikon D7200, f/11, 1/400 sec., ISO-400. In Photoshop, I added a curves adjustment and slightly increased saturation and contrast.

I took this photograph of the Church of St. John at Kaneo, which is a Macedonian Orthodox church, from a hill above it. I went there by boat with an adventure travel group. This church is located in North Macedonia and is situated on a cliff over Kaneo Beach on Lake Ohrid. This spot and the blue water surrounding it are incredibly beautiful, as was the scenery all along our boat ride.

I took this photograph handheld with a Nikon D7200, f/11, 1/400 sec., ISO-400. In Photoshop, I added a curves adjustment and slightly increased saturation and contrast.


10 comments posted




Francois Venter   Francois Venter
An interesting vantage point for the house. Compositionally I am not sure you need the sky and all the water in the image. I would have rather tilted the camera down and concentrated more on the house. In this image the balance of the huge mass of watered relatively small building is not quite right I think
  Posted: 07/07/2024 12:09:41
Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Thanks, Francois. I was wondering about the amount of water and sky. It's actually one of the reasons I posted this photo: in order to get feedback. The setting in person was stunning with the church surrounded by gorgeous blue water, but I wasn't sure that worked in a photograph.   Posted: 07/07/2024 19:16:59
Francois Venter   Francois Venter
It is probably our biggest challenge as photographers. How do we translate a pretty scene into a composition that works as a competition image or an image that is successful in a creative environment. So your question is spot on and I always ask that question   Posted: 07/08/2024 11:36:53



Lori Good
Marilyn, I love this picture. If this were a competition print the large amount of water is probably a bit much. But as a memory the water captures how beautifully the church is positioned on the mountain. You may be able to crop this photo and use the wake of the boat as a leading line.   Posted: 07/08/2024 13:01:07
Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Thanks so much, Lori!   Posted: 07/08/2024 13:50:05



Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
This is a lovely scene and shows off the Church well, was it not used in a film of the WW2 starring Roger Moore. You have chosen a cinematic view that shows off how it sits in its environment. The water and the far land does give it the scale you need for the area it sits, cropping the image would spoil it, you would need a different angle to achieve the crop. That little boat speeding away does give great scale.
But to show what I mean here are two examples, photoshop doing it thing. Then cropped.   Posted: 07/09/2024 05:25:54
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Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Cropped   Posted: 07/09/2024 05:27:02
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Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Thanks so much, Paul! I don't know if the church was in a WW2 film starring Roger Moore, but that's really interesting if it was. I tried Googling information about that, but couldn't find anything with a quick search.   Posted: 07/09/2024 15:49:14



Nenette Yu   Nenette Yu
I love the big blue water and all the beautiful colors! But yes, cropping it higher to focus on the church works better.   Posted: 07/09/2024 22:16:34
Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Thanks, Nenette!   Posted: 07/09/2024 22:34:55



 

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