One more view from the tower of University Church of St Mary the Virgin this time towards the All Souls College. If you remember my previous upload (click here to see it) to take this photo here I needed to take four steps to the left and turn slightly to the right. If someone has read the comments to the previous photo: this is the POV which Maria has suggested, this is the college which Bulent has mentioned, and also John has pointed out that the face which I included there is not an actual gargoyle, which is correct. In this photo you can spot that same face being at the bottom of the bishop sculpture. The church tower was in a deep shade so I needed a relatively heavy processing to balance the exposition.
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ecmel (1367) 2014-04-01 1:51
I especially like your perspective. Well seen and captured.Details are suberb.
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-04-01 2:12
Another very beautiful picture presenting to all of us such wonderful details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities here too that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-04-01 2:24
piekne ujecie z tego wysokiego punktu widzenia. Podoba mi sie ta perfekcyjna ostrosc, ktora pozwala podziwiac wszystkie detale architektury widocznej na dole, jak i rowniez kamiennej rzezby na tarasie. Bardzo ladny kadr i kolory. Miales szczescie do pogody :-) i dobrze to wykorzystales. Super swiatlo!
dta (79124) 2014-04-01 4:36
Hello Mariusz ,
A beautiful composition in this square format . Excellent balance between the three parts - FG , college , sky - and the contrasted lights , too . overall good effect of the post processing , excepted , may be , for the clouds .
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-01 4:39
like this! A superbly chosen POV, amazing DOF and gloriously managed light and detail. Who could ask for more, it is perfect.
Regards - B.
tyro (25716) 2014-04-01 4:48
An interesting note you have given - and now I can see from exactly where you took this picture and also see the "grotesque" which featured in your last picture's foreground - though she isn't really that grotesque after all!
Despite what you say about the foreground church tower being in relative darkness, you have processed this exceptionally well and the architecture in the mid-ground and distance stands out beautifully in the most delightful light which brings out all their features perfectly.
A beautifully composed shot with amazing depth of field, exquisite details and sharpness and very subtle and expert processing.
Sergiom (81847) 2014-04-01 5:14
Le point de vue est vraiment spectaculaire et on ne le voit pas souvent. Il est superbe ce château surtout sous cette très belle lumière. Le parapet donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-01 5:21
hai scelto un POV eccellente per una ripresa di grande effetto.
Il primo piano conferisce una particolare suggestione alla foto mentre la scena si dispiega in una bella composizione nella quale la luce ed i colori sono anche i protagonisti.
Ottima la composizione e straordinaria la gestione della luce con un bel gioco di luci e di ombre.
Ciao e buona giornata
saxo042 (37900) 2014-04-01 5:55
A very good POV with many interesting details in both foreground and background. A very good perspective and very attractive colours.
dkmurphys (60071) 2014-04-01 7:55
Impressive architecture very well illustrated in your panorama. A perfect pov here, well done!
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-01 8:07
Hello Mariusz - A well-chosen vantage point allows the details of the Bishop's Sculpture and the glorious Oxford architecture to be enjoyed. I think your PP work has been done sensitively and the result looks natural and unforced.
A fine shot which encompasses so much that Oxford is known for.
ikeharel (72955) 2014-04-01 8:35
Mnagaed superbly the variable light conditions, Mariusz.
The famous edifice in the lovely town, enriched by history and education tradition - the architecture's details are most enchanting view from the high POV.
Nice allocated pic. space.
PaulVDV (29533) 2014-04-01 11:45
WOW! Splendid architecture shot!
Wonderful in its details.
Very attractive warm colours of the College.
Perfect sharpness. Excellent choice of POV and composition.
Best regards, Paul
Fis2 (99766) 2014-04-01 12:33
Udalo Ci sie wejsc na wieze, z ktorej sa wspaniale widoki.
Robi wrazenie ta architektura.
carlo62 (50127) 2014-04-01 15:26
un altro splendido pov e un altro meraviglioso scatto.
Eccellente messa a fuoco e grande profondità anche in questo tuo secondo scatto consecutivo.
rogerl (1616) 2014-04-01 18:15
Mariusz, the post-processing was very well done. The light is well-balanced in what looks to have been a difficult environment. Oxford is a beautiful place and you have found a wonderful vantage point to show it. I love the swatch of green in the middle of the photo. Thanks.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-04-01 20:53
Excellent composition of the All Souls College in Oxford.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-02 0:14
ladna perspektywa z ciekawa architektora,ladny pierwszy plan,pozdrawiam
Hanssie (10838) 2014-04-02 1:47
Well, this a a view which is superb !
Adding the saint and gargoyle and the old
building down there : great !
lousat (92936) 2014-04-02 2:47
Hi Mariusz,this is absolutely beautiful,fantastic choice of point of view like in your last and a very professional HDR too,fantastic sky and magnificent natural border on the left,always a step ahead your pics,i like it!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (39766) 2014-04-02 3:21
Oxford really has some beautiful architecture and you have managed to give us a double dose, here! The bishop and bird are beautifully sharp, in close-up, and offer us a view of the wider Oxford buildings. Your pp work has revealed the buildings beautifully, to say they were previously in shadow.
I really enjoyed viewing this. I felt as I was on the balcony with you!
Have a great day,
Didi (60588) 2014-04-02 8:43
Very nice particular lights, very good point of view
It's a very good place to make GIGA panoramic views with Autopano
I'll send you a link in the forum
tedesse (25135) 2014-04-02 12:07
Pieknie pokazana ta interesujaca architektura.
Ladne swiatlo i doskonala ostrosc.
emka (100039) 2014-04-02 13:52
czesc Mariusz, John, Maria, Bulent, a gdzie ja? zartuje oczywiscie. wspaniale skadrowales, ze mur katedry jest rownolegly do mrow collegu. Sliczne światlo i urocze chmurki.
Ja zobaczylam dzis fantastyczny osniezony ararat. ale snieg byl tez na ulicach erywania.
Pozdrawiam bardzo serdecznie z Armenii
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-02 14:33
Wowwwwww, how very original and breathtaking view from upside of , this time All Souls College
Like the colunm at the right as a frame , the color contrast, so natural that gives an specisl shine at the buildings and the composition with that good sky for contrast
Very well done
The gardian said: 5 minutos late, sorry, when I arrived there
fritzi007 (11069) 2014-04-02 14:41
für mich ein Weltklassefoto, es zeigt das alte England seiner Herrlichkeit, die Information ist sehr interessant, gratuliere!
Sonata11 (33903) 2014-04-02 22:53
Witaj Mariusz, przepiekna praca. Obrales wspanialy punkt widzenia i to ujecie pozwala na podziwianie tak pieknej architektury. Jest tyly piekny detali ze nie mozna odwrwac wzroku. Super kolorystyka jak i doskonala ostrosc. Bardzo pierkne zdjecie i super wykonanie.
adramad (46532) 2014-04-03 8:04
Again we delight in a superb POV of this famous place, wonderful picture with the schoolyard with this elegant and beautiful architecture, the gargoyle and the figure of the bishop, as part of the tower, you increase the sensational DOF image, plus add great beauty.
Very pretty color, which gives a lot of life to the image.
A magnificent brightness management, sharpness also
is perfect for enjoying the details.
Very well seen and well taken.
abmdsudi (55176) 2014-04-03 15:07
You are so close to the edge with this spectacular dose of vertigo site - a majestic view sweeping the eye below leaving me speechless for it looks perilous. Doubtless this is a most rewarding adventure climbing up and you had a fabulous shot the way you've caught it and probably once in a life time! Great capture for stronger impact with strong reference point, subtly exposed, luminous, mass of detail and great colours too. Contrast to grey sky is just superb lending to a total delightful shot. Fabulous capture and tfs.
rychem (37427) 2014-04-03 20:58
Pieknie ujete, takiego spojrzenia na Oxford jescze nie widzialem, swietne zdjecie, a i swiatlo Ci dopisalo
Cricri (120579) 2014-04-05 11:56
Une bonne recherche dans le cadrage avec la sculpture offrant une vue détaillée sur l'architecture du collège, bonne lumière et réalisation
jhm (154576) 2014-04-07 4:39
You took these picture out of the height with a wonderful result.
We get a lovely view about the splendid building of Oxford and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Perspective and depth together with your composition makes the picture pleasant.
Lovely architecture picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Graal (103032) 2014-04-09 7:37
interesujacy widok z takiego POV. Dobry finalny efekt HDR. Slawny uniwerek w calej krasie. Podoba mi sie.
danos (99271) 2014-04-10 0:49
great the panoramic view tower of the University church,with all of the complex of it to make the image even more effective.I like the beauty of the place as the architectural style of it.Well done.
adores (45717) 2014-04-28 15:28
Another beautiful shot of this place with a well thought composition! Looks as if the priest and the gargoyle are apprecciating the wonderful view. Great light also!
chawax (20758) 2014-05-02 2:16
Very good assemblage and composition from this typically english architecture. I love the POV. The sharpness and the light are excellent.
jemaflor (98793) 2014-05-03 23:16
Well composed with Fg and view on this beautiful monument, great architecture, light and contrast are well managed, perfect sharpness too, tfs.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-15 13:55
Stunning view ! The statue and the gargoyle seem to look after the university. Excellent processing, the correction of exposition is nicely managed, the result is excellent !
COSTANTINO (66210) 2014-06-02 5:45
interesting view from the tower of University
Church of St Mary the Virgin
superbly chosen pov
excellent picture showing us the great
beauty of those buidlings with the
most interesting architectural details
have a nice time
mcmtanyel (24015) 2014-06-02 11:48
You have a great DOF and lovely tones in this photo. Congratulations & TFS!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-06-10 16:43
Mariusz, you could be a very nice movie producer!!!
you have such an extraordinary point of view, the way you compose your images and the way you present them it shows a lot about your great knowledge not only of photography but also of movie making..
a fascinating view, very impressive and fine in its details and in its presentation!!
my sincere compliments
daddo (26900) 2015-04-20 15:29
Hi Mariusz. Grand photo full of atmosphere and magical light. The details are bewitching of all the marvellous architectural embellishments. Dizzying POV and for me, just the right light. Excellent result of this thoughtfully composed shot. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.