A recent TE meet found me wandering round Oxford, camera in hand. Other posts of that w/e abound, this is my second offering..
In casting around for inspiration for this note, I came across this link to another, older post of the same place.
As is often the case with Bulent's comprehensive and educative notes, there is little that could be added, so I won't !
To correct the overly disconcerting distortion from just 24mm, I have corrected the perspective significantly. Some 'error' still remains for some reality, and as I was losing image fast. Then two small spots benefit from the clone tool, to remove intrusive elements. Shan't say where !
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madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-10-21 8:44
beautiful scene with this architecture...
great colour tones....
nice sky..nice ground...
dta (62842) 2012-10-21 9:33
Hello Martin ,
A great subject and an excellent composition . I like especially how the golden building in the FG is just in font of the blue part of the splendid sky .
There is a feeling of tilt for the dome , but I suppose that it is the result of the correction of the distortion .
leo61 (0) 2012-10-21 9:44
This is a good exposure and great shot of this unique building.
Excellent composition with this fence in the foreground and these wonderful clouds.
macjake (51972) 2012-10-21 14:03
great to see you back, where the heck have you been! :)
Yes, even though I wasn't on this TE meeting, I know it well - this is the meeting with John right?
You talked about the camera distortion, John and I have discussed that at length many times.
Sometimes its useful just to leave-it-as-is.
I would love to see what the original shot looked like with all the distortions.
the building looks kinda comical :)
looks like a pot with the Lid about to fall off to one side.
but thats not a bad thing, because I really like it.
its a stunning piece of architecture.
love the colors and the bg subjects too.
npecanhuk (60794) 2012-10-21 14:29
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format, contrasts, black borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (27474) 2012-10-21 14:34
mi piace questa composizione, il soggetto principale è ben in evidenza, ma è decentrato per lasciare lo spazio all'altro edificio, un cielo con nuvole intense sovrasta il tutto. Ottima luce e buona qualità.
emka (73093) 2012-10-21 23:46
Hi Martin, How are you and the family? i am full of memories (in mind and the SD cards) of Africa after my recent trip.
Superb shot of the Radcliff camera. fantastic composition and wonderful colours. Also nice memories for me, When I was in Cropredy, i made one day trip to Oxford and I visited so many colleges.
SnapRJW (29230) 2012-10-22 0:46
Hello Stranger - Nice to see you around again. I guess your boys are keeping you busy and away from TE, I hope all the family is well. Isn't this a wonderful building? Thanks for pointing us in the direction of Bulent's notes, they are good. I like the composition but I suspect that the correction of the perspective distortion resulted in the close crop on the LHS, I would have liked to see a little more breathing space here. Other than that you have had the benefit of good light which has amplified the golden colours of the stone and revealed the fine architectural detail. Its a long time ago since I was last in Oxford so this is a pleasure to view. Warm regards Rosemary
timecapturer (45095) 2012-10-22 3:12
your POV here is perfect and I can understand why you chose it. The results after corrections make this beautiful building look all the more imposing I feel and of course the detailing and colours are superb. Like it a lot!
Have a good week - regards Brian.
tyro (18556) 2012-10-22 8:21
Sorry I've not been critiquing for the past couple of days but I had a spot of bother with my internet connection - hopefully I've managed to resolve that now!
But I now see this picture just as I was thinking about uploading a picture of the Radcliffe Camera which I took that very same day from almost exactly the same viewpoint!! I have it sitting on my desktop just ready to upload but I rather suspect that your picture is better so I shall perhaps wait for a day or two!
But I don't think we were together at the time that this one was taken - I think I was with Ann and Dave and you were with Rich - is that right - mine was taken at 10.56 (GMT) and this one was taken at 12.01 (but I don't know if that's GMT or BST!). So there could be as little as 5 minutes between them!
Anyway, this is a fine picture though I think I can detect that you were struggling to include the entire building at a focal length of 24mm. You should have given me a shout and I could have lent you my 17 - 40mm lens! Nonetheless, it is fine though I can understand why Rosemary feels that there should perhaps be just a little more "breathing space" on the left.
The lighting, composition, exposure and sharpness are all excellent.
serp2000 (37841) 2012-11-09 5:57
Hi, Martin, my neighbour today,
I saw your recent post, but this attractive picture is more interesting for me. Perfect sharpness, nice vivid colors. Well seen.
Have a good weekend!
mkamionka (29169) 2014-03-27 8:43
very pleasant wide angle presentation of this magnificent building. You had a marvelous light with the darker clouds well complementing the upper right corner of the scene. I had the pleasure to visit this spot yesterday so I am having a look at the photos which other people have posted from there.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): DOMES, SPIRES AND MINARETS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-21 7:54