I took this image early in the morning on a rainy day.
There was a slight mist hanging over the 1000 year old Abbey. This image won a best of show award in a international photo salon in Calgary Canada.
The camera I used was a Mamiya 645 with a standard 80mm lens. The film was Kodak TMAX 100 developed in D76 1:1.
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Nic-n-Jen_Inc (176) 2008-03-07 15:28
Welcome to TE!! A great photo for your 1st posting. I'm a big fan of B&W, so this caught my eye. The heavy mist fits well with this ancient site. You've got a nice POV that makes the shot.
paura (47166) 2008-03-07 16:00
Very beautiful photo here, Franz. The composition is nice in the B&W option as the point of view.
Very well done.
fotoguy22 (4794) 2008-03-07 16:21
Frans: Very good composition, it looks great in B&W, reflection in the water and the mist above adds a lot to the photo. Nicely done.
Greetings from Florida................Greg
vjmite (4066) 2008-03-07 17:33
The black and white treatment works really well here, bringing out the misty mood. And the point of view with reflections in the water is just right. Looks like a wonderful place.
leDoc (691) 2008-03-07 18:36
I like this picture. The use of black and white add a touch of mystery.
Dorota (734) 2008-03-07 18:44
It is like an old story. I like this mystic atmosphere. Good choice for black & white. !!!! I like it so much !
Wanda1 (15000) 2008-03-07 19:59
A super black and white, with the clarity of detail that only medium format can deliver! The misty atmosphere is great and the whole scene has a nice old world feel about it. A lovely image.
alainh (35583) 2008-03-08 0:11
first, Welcome to TE
splendid first one. i like this place (i have a reflection picture of brantome in my gallery) and i like a lot the atmosphere you captured here. the rainy day anr the black and white are good things
have a nice day Frans
Porteplume (3432) 2008-03-10 5:00
And welcome on TE!
Lovely atmospheric picture...
I have changed the location because it must be: Brantome instead of: Bantrome.
Amicalement - Viviane
thebest (4276) 2011-12-11 12:15
I can see how this photograph won an award it is stunning I love the reflections in the water & the black & white finish is perfection.
- Copyright: Frans Alkemade (fransalk) (243)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Mamiya M645, Kodak T-Max 100
- Exposure: f/11, 1/8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-07 15:18