Sylvia Bacon  


“Chapel in the Woods”   by Sylvia Bacon

November 2021 - “Chapel in the Woods”

November 2021 - Sylvia Bacon

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About the Image(s)

Nikon D7000; Lens 18-105 mm; Focus Length 24.0 mm; f/3.8; Exposure Auto; 1/640 ISO; 1/3200 Metering; Pattern

This is a picture of Wildwood Baptist Chapel, built in 1910 in Kennebunkport, Maine and is still used for weddings and family events.
The original was edited in PS/Camera Raw and Nik software Even though there is more color is in the trees now, I have a feeling the chapel and overall picture can be improved on to give the image more punch. I would appreciate all thoughts! Thank you.

Sylvia Bacon


12 comments posted




Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Sylvia,
It is a nice image, just be careful with lines, I only adjusted the level of the image and a little more contrast. Personally I like color well saturated. Also, I personally would like a bit more attention to the surroundings, the building on the left is a little bit distracting.   Posted: 11/07/2021 04:03:55
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Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Thank you Gabriele,
You are right, I see that the background building should be cloned out. I like what you did to it.
I am wondering if cropping in closer to the chapel and perhaps somehow drawing more attention to the stone walls would help make the image more interesting.   Posted: 11/07/2021 15:45:12



Regine Guillemin
Sylvia,
We are all looking for old stones or houses.....and I can understand why you stopped there and try to capture it .I like this composition ( of center) but yes I will try to clone out the house in the background or maybe you could have taken the church under a different angle . Have you tried to get the church with the right corner more in the foreground to get part of the right side of the building too. Or maybe kneeling down sometimes helps to get rid of unwanted background ....
try to crop the picture tight because the color and texture of the stones are really interesting with the colorful leaves .
I worked on your image in LR. I changed the WB to AUTO ( I found too much green in the stone ) I use Transform and I cropped to square . I didn't clone out but I think now the background is less disturbing and it is less work to clone it out . Hope you like my approach .   Posted: 11/07/2021 17:34:19



Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I think you captured the feeling of a fall scene and I like the stone church. For me, the greens are over saturated. I brought our more detail and structure with Nik Viveza, cropped and flipped it, used dodging and burning and a curves adjustment to give it a more rustic and rough look.   Posted: 11/07/2021 21:31:08
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Regine Guillemin
I like what you did with this picture . can I ask you how do you flip the picture in PS ? I have never done that and it was recommended for one of my picture which received some review tonight. Much appreciated .   Posted: 11/08/2021 20:50:57
Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
To flip the image in PS go to Image and click on it and on the drop down menu to Image rotation and click on it.   Posted: 11/09/2021 21:22:15
Regine Guillemin
thanks , I 'll try that .   Posted: 11/10/2021 01:39:22
Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Art, I really like the way you introduced more contrast and also enhanced the sun light leading up to the door.
The stones and yellow leaves add to the picture, I didn't realize how overpowering the green color was. Plus, because of the way you cropped the image, When the house is removed in the background it looks like there is an inviting path beside the chapel leading to the woods. This is such a big improvement, thank you very much!   Posted: 11/10/2021 09:32:53



Regine Guillemin
  Posted: 11/08/2021 15:05:57
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Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Regine, thank you for suggesting different angles to consider when photographing the chapel. You are right, I think it will look a lot more interesting if part of the side is included. I appreciate your thoughts!!   Posted: 11/10/2021 09:54:35



Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Another peaceful walk through the woods and a nice find Sylvia. I might have tried shooting closer and shooting up to bring out the very interesting roof lines. I do like how Art brought in deeper colors and brightened up the walkway and the inside of the doors. I would love to have seen inside of this little chapel. Great job.
  Posted: 11/16/2021 19:21:02



 

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