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B&W Through the Archway



B&W versions of another photo. Looking through the archway down the old nave of Fountains Abbey

B&W versions of another photo. Looking through the archway down the old nave of Fountains Abbey
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6 Comments | Report
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel November 08, 2014
This one gets it! Many good elements of photography are in this shot.
mhoram51 PRO+
 
mhoram51 October 10, 2015
Nice one!
NeilTorr
NeilTorr October 10, 2015
Thank you :)
marionwager
 
marionwager November 30, 2015
Well done Neil ... great shot & a worthy winner
NeilTorr
NeilTorr November 30, 2015
Thanks Marion :)
shellhead
 
shellhead February 24, 2016
Beautiful shot
NeilTorr
NeilTorr February 24, 2016
Thank you :)
sarahdarvill
 
sarahdarvill January 11, 2017
You should enter this in my Arches photo challenge :-)
The link is:
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/arches-photo-challenge-by-sarahdarvill
NeilTorr
NeilTorr January 11, 2017
Thank you, entered
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots Jul 09
Amazing shot and POV! Congrats.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Fountains Abbey in Ripon, Yorkshire, looking from outside, through the entrance arch into the chapel and along the nave.
Time
The photo was taken soon after midday, not long before we got a little spate of rain with the clouds gathering around us.
Lighting
The lighting was a touch awkward due to the time of day and required some post processing to get this result. The light was quite strong despite the cloud, and looking along the nave West to East it was still early enough to be looking towards the sun with the cloud cover giving a bright background which had to be reduced to bring out the detail in the clouds. I felt the result was quite pleasing as the clouds seemed to give an added element of drama to the shot.
Equipment
This was taken with a Fujifilm X-E2 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens. This was a day out on a big family holiday so with three kids running around and another youngster in his buggy needing feeding there was no time for setting up a tripod and this was taken hand held. ISO800, f/4.0 in aperture priority (shutter speed was 1/1400), DR400.
Inspiration
The ruins of Fountains Abbey are quite spectacular, there are several opportunities for some amazing shots of the ruins and with arches everywhere plenty of options for ready framed photos. Having already tried this a few times along the way by the time we got to the main chapel I already had an idea of what I wanted, using the entrance archway to the chapel to frame the nave looking all the way along to the empty window at the far end.
Editing
I had to reduce the highlights quite drastically (to bring out the cloud detail) whilst lightening the shadows a little as well to ensure the detail in the near walls wasn't lost. Contrast was also tweaked slightly.
In my camera bag
Currently often carrying two cameras with me - the Fujifilm HS20EXR and the X-E2 with the XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens. I use the X-E2 far more being the much better camera, only really using the HS20 for long zoom work. When I am able to I use a Gorillapod or a Manfrotto tripod and ball head.
Feedback
Ideally this would have been taken a little later in the day to get the Sun further out of shot and use the light to benefit instead of being a hindrance. As it is once you have decided on what you want try a few different settings so if you don't get it right you can work in to the get what you want.

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