Julie Walker, EPSA  


Italian Abbey by Julie Walker, EPSA

July 2021 - Italian Abbey

July 2021 - Julie Walker, EPSA

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About the Image(s)

I was sorting out some images for a photography talk that I will be giving in September when I came across this one of the Abbazia Di Sant Antimo taken in 2017 in Tuscany. I think it's the third image I have submitted of this lovely Abbey. As you can see it was taken on a very bright day so I have tried to minimise the contrast. It was taken on my old converted Canon 350D with a 17-40 mm lens. Settings were ISO 400, f11 and 1/250th sec.
I carried out some initial adjustments in Lightroom and then straightened and cropped it in Photoshop. I then tried several different conversions using Silver Effex Pro including a high key version but I liked this one best. Finally I darkened the prominent tree in front of the tower.


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6 comments posted




Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
This is absolutely stunning!! Such wonderful details! Sheer perfection!   Posted: 07/09/2021 11:53:01



Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
There is little for me to say as this image has everything working for it. Where you stood gave you the opportunity to photograph the most interesting part of the building without the surrounding foliage blocking the view. The wispy (is that a real word?) clouds are a good contrast to the stone building. I also appreciate the tonality throughout without any harsh blacks or whites. This is really outstanding.   Posted: 07/10/2021 14:34:16



Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Ahh you can feel the heat of a hot day in Italy.
The dark sky really makes the building stand out. Well done!
  Posted: 07/11/2021 19:07:27



Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Ahh you can feel the heat of a hot day in Italy.
The dark sky really makes the building stand out. Well done!
  Posted: 07/11/2021 19:07:29



Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
This is a georgeous structure and you have captured it well in my opinion. I like the perspective you chose and the way it has created a soft diagonal line against the horizon. The sky compliments the buidling and I believe the tonal range is very good. I would not change anything about this.   Posted: 07/12/2021 13:22:54



Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Great shot, I like the way you corrected the perspective of the building. Can not think of anything to change.   Posted: 07/20/2021 09:34:29