Wood Street is a community outside Guildford. Itís not a place you go through to get anywhere else as itís just built on one road that loops to and from the main road between Aldershot and Guildford. It largely seems to be a string of houses with no heart, but I did discover on my travels today that it does have some kind of nebulas. At the brow of a hill, there is a pub, a convenience store, a bus stop and this church. Not a place where Iíd choose to live.
However, the St Albanís church is quite striking, having been built in 1967 in a style that reminds me of Scandinavia for it has a large wooden fascia, when most British churches are built of stone or brick.
Today, I used my Polarising filter to accentuate the deep blue sky, but then I decided to convert it to Black and White. I like applying monochrome to the image when the composition and design is strong.
I was at the mercy of reality today in that the shadows from the tree and the other parts of the church detracted from the dynamism of the shot.
A sketch of St. Albanís church can be seen HERE.
Cropped and Resized
Converted to Grayscale
Cloning out of drainpipe (!)
Increase in Contrast by 22%
Framed using #000000
On January 23 last year; ĎThis Weekís Teaserí