Beautiful capture of that steeple and shore line. Like the soft reflections in the water. Very fine night capture. I gave it a 10 rating because of its striking beauty. But, on the technical side it seems that the greens are a little over saturated for this time of night. Also, I don't understand the string of white dots extending from the palisade to over the steeple in the sky. Is this lens' reflection? There is no EXIF info, so I can't tell what you've done shutter speed wise, etc.
Hello BOBWED and many thanks for your comments. The shot is of the Müllner Church in Salzburg and was taken at Easter in 2003. The camera was a Nikon FM3A using Fuji Reala ISO 100 film which was processed and scanned to CD by Peak-Imaging in Sheffield, UK. I am still using this camera even though the family are always suggesting that I should ‘get with it’ and go digital. The shot would have been taken on the widest possible aperture and using aperture-priority mode. The actual shutter speed would therefore have been down to the camera and would probably have been in the region of several seconds. Your comments about the over saturated greens are interesting as I hadn’t really paid too much attention to these previously. The shot has not been through any editing software and is exactly as received from Peak-Imaging. I suspect that it may be slightly overexposed which may possibly account for these saturated greens. I think that achieving a perfect automatic exposure on a subject of this nature is difficult although I realise that putting it through editing software could have improved it. The string of white dots is I believe for real and not a reflection, although there is one dot to the right of the spire so therefore I’m not absolutely sure about all this.
very pretty image , love the colours and reflections :}
#5 Fri May 28, 2010 12:54am
This photo is breathtaking and peaceful at the same time. The curve of the water and the strokes of color are harmoniously beautiful.
The white dots in the sky look to me like it could be a construction crane with lights so airplanes are aware of it.