This is my first posting. I discovered the site yesterday night browsing through photography sites on the NET. I purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC5 a few months before the summer and have been shooting quite a bit with it.
This picture was taken during my first week of vacation this summer. We were visiting relatives in St-Camille-de-Bellechasse near Quebec city. On our way back from there we came through this little village (sorry! but I can't recal the name of it) and my eye was caught by this white church against the sky. There were very heavy clouds in the sky that day, and this huge cloud over the church made it look so small all of a sudden. I had to stop and take this one.
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Bayleaf (1484) 2003-08-21 23:43
Again, another beautiful sky Richard. I kind of wished you'd got just a little more brightness in the building, but I can appreciate that brightening this should at all would lose you some of the blueness in the sky. If you have a copy of PhotoShop, you could try playing with the tone curves, or even just running auto-contrast or auto-levels to see what happens. I personally don't like going much further than that with my own photos, but some would even suggest you select just the building and brighten it without touching the rest of the photo.
Anyway, well done!!
Another great shot.
chrischris (877) 2003-08-22 7:22
Très belle composition. On dirait que les nuages vont s'abattre sur l'église! j'aime beaucoup le cadrage et les couleurs, avec une dominante de bleu, de vert et de blanc...
Skorj (581) 2003-08-22 9:59
If there ever was a demonstration of where symmetry works in a photograph, this is it. The big sky looks just great.
A PS autolevels might just add that extra bit of impact this cries out for. Still very nice.
ninadev (5377) 2003-08-22 13:56
Quel ciel grandiose ... et juste au-dessus d'une église. Skorj l'a bien dit - une photo d'une symétrie tout fait appropriée. Si on entendait les cloches sonner ce serait encore plus parfait. En effet avec un peu de luminosité sur l'église ce serait merveilleux.
Aegean (2571) 2003-08-24 4:37
Great dramatic sky and very pleasant symmetrical composition...Very well done...
Motrem (2392) 2003-08-24 21:28
Ces nuages qui encadrent l'église sont merveilleux. Excellente composition.
zorro (530) 2003-08-25 5:04
well centered photo...good clouds background.nice work jinx
papagolf21 (110378) 2003-09-12 17:47
Quand le ciel est de la partie, que les nuages se mêlent au paysage et qu'enfin le photographe sait saisir ce moment magique : alors, c'est une bonne photo.
ltkeely (0) 2005-05-20 8:46
I love the intensity of the sky - what a wonderful scene
persis (128) 2006-08-06 3:34
what a wonderful shot! that's realy beautiful
it seems someone has mixed the photo from the church and a different shot from sky
well done, i'm gonna add your photo in my favorites
jdwyer264 (1082) 2007-02-26 5:26
Nice shot, good depth and boldness. I like the strong cloud formation.
Would be nice the car wasn't in shot, but ok as is.
Good sharpness also.
See what you think of some of my expressive sky shots.
- Copyright: Richard Gingras (Jinx) (60)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/8, 1/955 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): church [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-21 22:35
- Favorites: 1 [view]