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srimanta May 24, 2013
wow... fantastic shot...
adhityakc May 24, 2013
great picture!
RihoR May 24, 2013
Love it. Love the darkness of these places. History.
JDLifeshots May 24, 2013
Great shot!
davidbidmead October 06, 2013
Great Gothic photo!!
Dimawi September 02, 2014
Love this.....well done
Kerry1 January 12, 2015
Great shot, love it :-))
janland January 12, 2015
Beautiful capture! Wonderful texture and detail! Congrats!
onyanita January 12, 2015
wow.....impressive! No wonder you made Finalist. Congrats!!!
RhondaMcD January 17, 2015
Stunning B&W tonality. Very medieval. Congratulations.
dareco March 07, 2015

Port Arthur Church Ruin

Another image looking into the ruin of the Port Arthur Church ruin.
Another image looking into the ruin of the Port Arthur Church ruin.
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Behind The Lens

This was taken at the Ruins of the 19th Century, Port Arthur Penal Settlement. This Church was destroyed a bushfire that ravaged the settlement in 1895, 20 years after the penal Settlement was closed.
This was taken late afternoon on a winters day when the sun was low.
I wanted the lighting to be dull on the outside, to bring out the oppressive nature of the 19th Century Penal settlement, but brighter inside to show hope. I knew before taking the photo it would be a monochrome to create the feeling I wanted to express. So I used settings in camera to help create this. Hard contrast, increased saturation as well as a harsh white balance.
My Pentax K10D combined with my Sigma 10-20 mm lens.
I wanted to take and image with a feeling of oppression that made you be drawn into the inner sanctuary of the Church with brighter light to feel hope.
It had to be monochrome so after processing it to a harsh image I converted it to mono. The settings I used in camera to create a harsh effect blew out the sky, so I added a more stormy sky to add to the mood.
In my camera bag
As this was an older image, I know use a Pentax K3 and K5. Normally in my bag are 3 main lenses My Sigma 10-20mm f3.5, Sigma 28 -70mm f 2.8 , and my Pentax 50-135mm f2.8. Metz 50 AF-1, Lee filters including the Big stopper. Manfrotto 55xpro2 tripod.
Determine in your mind how you want the final photo to look and adapt your settings to create that look in the camera.

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