Sunset rays caressing the flint walls of St Andrew's Church at Beddingham in East Sussex, England. The church dates from Norman times with various modifications over time and the tower being added in the mid1500's.
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Angshu (56462) 2014-02-03 1:23
Its not often that we see a B&W post from you...The pano format fits this beautifully. The B&W conversion is done well and the path creates a nice perspective! I especially like the silhouetted trees on the left. Lovely work!
jjcordier (78388) 2014-02-03 1:45
Remarquable noir et blanc mais j'avoue que je préfère quand même la magnifique version couleurs avec une lumière sublime.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-03 2:01
Both the colour and monochrome version are equally good. The choice of monochrome has added a different mysterious mood and atmosphere about this place. Excellent composition with those trees and the path leading to the church. The B&W conversion is perfect. Like it a lot, thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (33061) 2014-02-03 2:08
B&W is an unusual format from you, however, it is a beautiful shot. You have a good lead line from the shadows towards the highlighted, splendour of the church.
I particularly like the shadowy cross, contrasting really well against the bright wall of the church and, of course, those trees, which lean cosily towards the church casting strong shadows across its roof and walls.
The colour version is more 'in your face' and, maybe, because of the dark red roof, loses a little of its serenity. Still, an interesting shot.
Have a great day,
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-02-03 2:50
It is good to see that you are adding B&W to your repertoire. It is a pretty good conversion job. I am guessing that your coloured version contains the colours set at the saturations and luminosities that convert directly to this B&W image. Great composition.
williewhistler (15431) 2014-02-03 3:18
the church and wind blown trees are a good subject for this nicely converted BW shot with the contrasting light and shadow areas adding a good sense of drama in a well composed panoramic format.
Have a good week,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-03 3:50
I wonder how this photo would look like in colors, but the Black and White suits it very well. The sun rays on the church make nice atmosphere and the whole contrast has been given masterly. The trees on the left add some life to the composition.
Very beautiful architecture and well presented.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
snunney (89050) 2014-02-03 4:01
The black and white version has a superb atmosphere to it and is by far my favourite of the two versions. I like the point of view and the choice of the panoramic format. Excellent light and shadow play and superb rendering of the textural detail in the flint walls.
yquem46 (38750) 2014-02-03 5:52
having in mind your talent for colorful, well saturated images I must say that I'm less attracted by this one, if I had to compare
An opinion not denied by the splendid the color version in WS of this scenery
have a nice week, all the best
tyro (21794) 2014-02-03 6:35
I just love this one! I've looked at your colour version (on 500px) but I think I find the colours there perhaps just a tad oversaturated and, as such, I definitely prefer this black amnd white version.
Your composition is both excellent and pleasing, the brick path leading us very neatly to the south door of the church. But it is the control of the light and the wonderful play of light and shade on the building which is so appealing, as also is the way that those tall trees are almost silhouetted against the bright light of the low sun.
Gorgeous tones and contrasts, perfect exposure and your usual exquisite details and sharpness.
Nicou (128930) 2014-02-03 7:25
quelle compo et vue sueprbe quel arbre entourent cet église et ce jeu de contraste ce rendu doux gris sur le pierres mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (27504) 2014-02-03 9:05
Impressive photo, with the BW version you have created an unique atmosphere, i like the church and the leaning trees, compliments
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-03 10:24
mi ricordo di aver visto questo stesso soggetto a colori, ma devo dire che il bianco e nero ci sta a meraviglia, tanto più che la luce bassa sull'orizzonte aggiunge un particolare effetto drammatico.
Ciao e buona serata
jcpix (13812) 2014-02-03 17:17
Hey there B,
Oooh, another tantalizing black & white...kind of puts that spooky vibe into the shot once again, works great because of the tombstones seen along side of the church. Probably not the kind of atmosphere you'd want hanging around here, no? :)
Something about those trees that also gives this a Northern California coastline appearance, I get the sensation that just beyond this view is the wide open ocean. A neat mixture of elements here for me, or maybe my scatterbrain mind is just playing tricks...where's that therapist?? Love the elongated shadows too, this would be a terrific vantage point and scene for a time lapse of the sunlit projections.
Nice cut, this is well suited for a panoramic. All in all, it's another beauty! Enjoy the day ahead.
Cheers from over yonder,
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-04 0:19
perfect use on B&W medium!
I must say this wide-angle perspective combined with your monochrome treatment and so fascinating play of light&shade makes the shot unqiue and ispiring for me!
For me-a real masterpiece!
kasianowak (7501) 2014-02-04 6:20
Lovely play of light and shadow and strong silhouettes. Very good choice of format and medium.
HimalAnda (10227) 2014-02-05 12:20
I like th soft tones of this B&W picture. It is very elegant.
The composition is very good with this little path that goes toxward the church.
And I also like the half panoramic format.
PS : the color version is very good too!
willperrett (8017) 2014-02-06 0:59
I could have sworn I'd already commented on this one: maybe I forgot to press "Add"! Seriously good image, and right up my street. The eponymous brick path is a good lead-line; the wide-angle offers interesting perspectives; the off-centre church is well-placed compositionally; the raking evening light creates great chiaroscuro effects. Predictably I prefer the monochrome version! Good work.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-11-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Monochrome [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-03 1:08