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Gothic greyness

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 14 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A black and white HDR made from three RAW files.

The chapel at Harton Cemetery, South Shields.

PENTAX K100D 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

great title and a beautiful picture, I see a woman in a long dress roam ...

14 Dec 2009 6:25am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great looking chapel, nice one

14 Dec 2009 6:26am

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Another strong image in grey!!

14 Dec 2009 6:36am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture b&w

14 Dec 2009 6:42am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Wow... Excellent photo. The color so perfect ...i love it

14 Dec 2009 7:08am

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Lonely greyness ... Well done Curly

14 Dec 2009 7:32am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice ....

14 Dec 2009 8:28am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another excellent shot..

14 Dec 2009 9:27am

Oo° Kri°oO from a Yeur, Belgium

Le N/B et le HDR donnent l'ambiance adéquate à cette très belle photo!

14 Dec 2009 10:17am

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Gothic. Great shot!

14 Dec 2009 10:22am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Bonjour, superb, tones, beautiful image taken from view, good day.

14 Dec 2009 10:59am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Great atmosphere.

14 Dec 2009 11:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is also nice, but I want to see this one in colored version.

14 Dec 2009 11:23am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

It's very gothic, I love it! Wanna walk around there - just dreaming...

14 Dec 2009 11:25am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Simply wonderful!!

14 Dec 2009 11:41am

Val37 from Tours, France

I like the process and the frmaing ! very poetic !

14 Dec 2009 12:17pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

My my you have been having software fun whilst I have been away. Call me old fashioned but I go for the sensible crane shot. It shimmers. I like this image too. It has an old postcard quality to it.

14 Dec 2009 12:29pm

olli from Munich, Germany

Another fine composition.

14 Dec 2009 2:02pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

another finely tuned hdri. I also love the composition. I see life and death in this frame.

Curly, have you tried using just one image in processing an HDRi? it's possible, actually. I see in this image, the foreground is motion blurred. using just one RAW image for processing in Photomatix may actually help.

14 Dec 2009 2:06pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

this has a little more graveyard feeling

14 Dec 2009 2:32pm

Vilas from Mumbai, India

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14 Dec 2009 2:37pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful! I love the leaning headstone in the foreground.

14 Dec 2009 3:19pm

philippe from dijon, France

Superbe et très bien réalisée cette image... bravo ! bonne journée.

14 Dec 2009 3:25pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

That radiates "old." We on this side of the Pond have no idea what that is. Nive image.

14 Dec 2009 3:43pm

don from spokae, United States

A fine image with remarkably smooth tones. It makes the grave stone and church very attractive as pictorial elements.

14 Dec 2009 3:55pm

Bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

Love the tones here.

14 Dec 2009 4:10pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Very good b&w shot!

14 Dec 2009 4:53pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful shot! the B&W is perfect for this picture!

14 Dec 2009 5:09pm

Yusuf Adamu from Kano, Nigeria

A beautiful shot and you know what very terrifying!

14 Dec 2009 5:16pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

This is so sharp it´s cutting my eyeballs !! Fantastic ...

14 Dec 2009 5:38pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

BW HDR is nice, and I like this shot. A somewhat gothic feeling, a vampire or two wouldn't surprise me.

14 Dec 2009 5:57pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Great b&w.

14 Dec 2009 5:58pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

i like this brownish grey tonal scale here -- beautiful and soft!

14 Dec 2009 6:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Oh Curly; I love this use of HDR; it's just perfect. The composition is outstanding. And the detail is exquisite. Marvelous tones. Bravo dear lady!

14 Dec 2009 7:06pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Gothic overtones. This really rocks, Curly. Brilliant

14 Dec 2009 7:26pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

The tones embrace the subject, with the gravestone leaning, pointing ... awesome

14 Dec 2009 7:59pm

asphaltfee from vienna, Austria

I love cemetaries and churches. the peaceful fusion of architecture, landscape and nature (of being, including death!) always makes me feel at home somehow. the picture-processing made this effect even more intense for me. now I can SEE it, even in a picture. without being there.
thank you. I really love this work.

14 Dec 2009 8:19pm

mirela from brighton, United States

very cool processing!

14 Dec 2009 8:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


14 Dec 2009 8:40pm

sabinche from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

a gorgeous example of how a sepia filter can enhance a scene and make it more attractive. excellent.

14 Dec 2009 8:59pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

this is a great BW, with a peacefull feeling ...

14 Dec 2009 9:08pm

Robbie from Houston, United States

awesome b/w tones!

14 Dec 2009 9:14pm

Mediya Soltani from Tehran, Iran

Good job :) like it

14 Dec 2009 9:35pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

very cool i like B/W give the shot a grate feel

14 Dec 2009 9:51pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful textures seen in the groundcover and the trees really seem to "pop" with their bare canopies.

14 Dec 2009 9:55pm

Antoine from France

Superb capture B/W.

14 Dec 2009 9:57pm

P.A.D from Angers, France

very well done, a landscape is very mystic

14 Dec 2009 10:04pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Very cool shot, and processed just beautifully!! great contrast!!

14 Dec 2009 10:40pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Great shot!

14 Dec 2009 10:44pm

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Wow this is superb!!!! Great post processing has really enhanced this already great shot....nice work!!!

14 Dec 2009 10:51pm

David from Detroit, United States

Very nice! I can hear the wind in the trees. I like the slight sepia tone-- it give the photo a burnished look without being too overwhelming. It adds to the mood.

14 Dec 2009 10:59pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A captivating image Curly! Beautiful HDR work..... ;-)

14 Dec 2009 11:51pm

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nice tones.

14 Dec 2009 11:55pm

Dave from Indianapolis, United States

Very cool, I like the change into b/w with hdr.

15 Dec 2009 12:36am

madagasca from Singapore

wow... this is super impressive!! cool dude!

15 Dec 2009 12:42am

Di from here and there, Canada

The b/w really makes it look ancient, mysterious and fitting the cemetary theme...a wee bit creepy.

15 Dec 2009 2:06am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great shot !

15 Dec 2009 3:33am

John from Geneva, United States

I like the effect of turning the trees into sea fans - is that the result of HDR, or is that your touch?
The leaning cross - old and leaning, or distorted by the wide angle? I have problems with wide angles below 28mm getting "warpy" (technical term - see also "catty wompus"), especially on the sides.
Beautiful HDR work as always, Curly.

15 Dec 2009 4:19am

1/500 second
ISO 200
18 mm