Cathedral

Cathedral 

While in St Andrews, I managed to find a quiet-ish spot to eat my lunch. After I’d eaten, I turned around and was – not for the first time – captivated by the cathedral.

It was a beautifully sunny day with a few wispy clouds in a perfectly blue sky… But I decided to convert it to black and white.

If you want to see the coloured version, it’s on Flickr (link below).

Taken at St Andrews, Fife.

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Magnolia confetti #1

Magnolia confetti #2

I wanted to emphasise the delicate pink shades of the magnolia petals. So I’ve destaurated most of the colours. I think it works quite well.

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Taken on The Strand, London.

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One lens, one hour…

One lens, one hour…

… one week’s worth of posts. That’s what happened on the Saturday afternoon a trip to London. My wife and daughter went shoe shopping; I wandered off on my own – with no plan, but with my camera.

As I wandered in the general direction of our hotel, I decided to use only one lens – my 25mm prime – for any photos that I would take. As it happened, all of the photos that will appear here this week (apart from the Friday photo, which comes from my archive) were taken within 60 minutes.

This shot, looking towards St Paul’s cathedral, was taken from the beach beneath the Oxo Tower wharf. I used the wharf beams to frame the scene, converted it to black & white, then added a warming filter.

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Taken at Oxo Tower wharf, London

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Top billing? #1

Top billing? #1

So who is the star of this particular show?

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The daffodils are vibrant and uplifting. The church is beautiful and gives ongoing joy.

To choose one over the other would be folly. But to have a favourite for a moment in time… that is a lot easier.

Taken at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Perth

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Double header

Double header

This shot fulfilled my low angle brief on two counts – the daffodils and the church in the background.

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There is a wonderful display of daffodils right outside the church.  Getting the steeple and the flowers in shot was pretty tricky – especially as I’d added another criteria for my shoot. By the time I took this photo, I’d resolved to use my 25mm lens for the whole shoot.

I’m trying to set myself challenges of this nature. As you can see, I didn’t quite get the top of the steeple in the frame. Also, the leaf in front of the daffodil flower (low centre) is quite distracting.

Taken at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Perth

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St Paul’s at night 5

St Paul’s at night 5

This is the final shot of St Paul’s for this wee series.

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This image is quite similar to yesterday’s. But it’s not a B&W conversion of it. Similar, but different!

In this one, there’s a couple of ghostly, motion blur figures in the foreground. Beyond that, much the same really!

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