This is a shot from the ruins of Melrose Abbey. I took it on the trip to Peebles that I attended with other TE members last year. I was lying on the floor with the camera balanced on my face as a surreal tripod and was obviously attracted to the ceiling by the symmetry. From memory, Ann Jackman has a picture of me in her collection lying on the floor taking this shot!
I post processed in black and white since it gives a kind of Gothic feel, which is in keeping with the age of this place. it looks like a kind of print that you might find in an old history book about such places.
Melrose Abbey is the place where Robert the Bruce's heart is said to be buried. For more information on Melrose Abbey copy and paste the following link:
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Angshu (55407) 2014-04-14 1:52
A fantastic shot culminating from your flat on POV and the wide lens...the idea to convert this is B&W is well chosen. Superb amount of details and processing work to bring out the same. It would have been great to have Ann's shot in the WS :-)
papagolf21 (85486) 2014-04-14 2:40
Impressionnante prise de vue de ces croisées d'ogive et des colonnes jumelées.
Félicitations pour cette présentation fort bien cadrée.
mesutilgim (83046) 2014-04-14 2:45
Wonderfull b&w capture of this beautiful ceiling with nice symmetry.
It has the taste of an engraving's print. Perfect TE entry with interesting notes.
TSF and have a nice week
lousat (75566) 2014-04-14 2:47
Hi Michael,absolutely great this work in PP to give this old touch to the abbey ceiling,truly great,looks like a peinture,i like it!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (48046) 2014-04-14 3:08
love the thought of you taking this prone with a dalek-like camera! The effort was definitely worth it because this B&W presentation is just stunning. Love the textures and tones here, they are amazing. Top-shot!
Have a great week - B.
JanArie (577) 2014-04-14 3:25
Hi Michael, fantastic shot. Perfectly centered and mirrored. Your eyes are constantly moved to the center of this photo with all these lines.
Very well done!
tyro (20042) 2014-04-14 3:56
Another fine picture from our TE meeting in October! I remember feeling very guilty about dragging you all to Melrose Abbey because I'd been there about six months before when it was very attractive and I didn't realise that extensive renovation works were in progress later, so when we went there in October, the place was half covered in scaffolding.
But you have made the most of the poor conditions (and the poor lighting) on this day to produce an image with lovely light and with fine textures and contrasts and a superb symmetrical composition. Very much in keeping with this ancient and monumental structure.
jhm (138244) 2014-04-14 4:39
You took these picture in black and white for the Gothic feel, but in colour would your picture also his very nice.
Technical excellent taken
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nic eday,
SnapRJW (30911) 2014-04-15 0:50
Hi Mike - Beautiful B&W. I love the symmetry, fine detail and toning.
ourania (30187) 2014-04-15 7:27
this is a superb picture, it's a rare case that symmetry looks so dynamic and exciting. I like very much the way you framed the symmetrical view, its perfection is challenging. There's a marvelous play of patterns that interact intriguingly, the one seems to cause the form of the other. The monochrome exalts the fascination and brings out another fine quality, the textures. Very fine work, I could look at it for hours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
annjackman (19245) 2014-04-26 2:24
Indeed I do have a picture of you taking this and I threatened to use it sometime! I love the b/w rendering and the careful symmetry. A real feeling of stepping back in time in this lovely abbey.
Kind Regards, Ann
siudzi (33079) 2014-05-31 14:19
Amazing shot of this impressive Gothic ceiling! True beauty perfectly executed and presented with great symmetry in the composition. Very well done! TFS.
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (7340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-10-10
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-14 1:49