The gothic tower of St. Bertinus church of Bulskamp, a village in the Flanders region of Belgium, dates from the 15th century. The church itself has been rebuild in 1883 in neo-gothic style.
Many of the graves around the church are marked by crosses executed in cast iron as shown on this view.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-02-15 3:22
the atmosphere you created here is excellent. You have well managed the contrasts and the composition is nice
paololg (31448) 2009-02-15 13:44
Ciao dear Paul,
I share your choice of the B&W because the eye is not distracted by the colors but is focused in the subjects that compose the image. In this case the noise is not a defect but it contributes to create a pleasant mystical feeling. Excellent work, compliment!
Ciao, have a nice week!
Clementi (52514) 2009-02-15 14:29
the atmosphere that you have created is unbelievable, you have managed very well the contrast and used an exceptional pov.
bukitgolfb301 (44789) 2009-02-16 4:27
Hello my dear Paul
This is a great photo, perfect angle and composition. B&W expression gets good effect.
Great job !
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-16 8:02
Great shot.The photo composed beautifully, the tower and the cross beside each other composing was a splendid idea. The B&W increased the romanticism of the picture only. The details are beautiful likewise. Congratulations. Have a nice week!
pazufferey (4858) 2009-02-16 11:36
Le cadrage créer une atmosphère toute spécial. Un point de vue bien choisi.
un N&B tout a fait approprié.
lucski (3691) 2009-02-16 13:07
great B&W work, fantastic POV and good details as well
nice job mate
TFS regards lukasz
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-16 22:35
Fabulous work in this one Paul. I love the textures and tonal interplay. The perspective and the pov are superlative as well. It creates a lovely ambience
mauro61 (52857) 2009-02-17 1:07
mi piace la resa di questa foto,con i due elementi vicini.
Il bianco e nero le dà forza..ottima composizione
feather (51130) 2009-02-17 7:16
I'm not such a big fan of B&W, but this image seems perfect for it. Your low POV works well to place the crucifix against the sky. I was wondering about the DOF and ISO, so checked the photo info. You have put the wrong camera. I was thinking with a DSLR at f3.5 the church would have been more out-of-focus than it is. Maybe you get more lee-way with a compact. However you did it, the result works well.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-02-17 14:37
Great composition and very good conversion. I really like this atmosphere on this picture. Well done!
Uhu (8607) 2009-02-19 1:44
Perfect dramatic photo with a strong message in it!
Black and white works perfectly here!
cam (9043) 2009-03-04 11:19
Well Paul, you did achieve a dramatic result with the way you place the cross and the B&W decision.
Personnaly, I will have pushed the contrast a little bit more, but you had a decisoin t make and the artist is always right.
Have a good day
macjake (71729) 2009-10-18 15:58
wonderful black and white photo.
two fabulous subjects.
the atmosphere in the sky and its overall feel is gothic
Thanks for this photo
lost_color (0) 2010-03-12 16:13
Very good angle and the cloudy sky made a such dramatic fx. Wonderful b&w photo Paul!
Have a nice weekend,