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Wood at Wood Street
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January 23 2005:
Wood at Wood Street

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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.

Photoshop:
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

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/400s f/5.0 at 17.0mm iso100 full exif

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Guest 25-Jan-2006 13:45
this is a striking, dramatic shot- well done Ray-
Guest 25-Jan-2005 15:05
Like this a lot Ray. Nice in mono
Si Kirk23-Jan-2005 20:24
Interesting subject, great perspective
Gail Davison23-Jan-2005 19:58
It is very unusual. Great B&W conversion.
Robin Reid23-Jan-2005 19:27
I like the angle and the choice of black and white. Impressive.
Guest 23-Jan-2005 18:37
Very striking strong image - almost looks infra-red
Gayle P. Clement23-Jan-2005 18:31
Wonderful strong, dramatic image!
Jim B23-Jan-2005 18:25
It sure does not look like your typical English village church. I really like how you shot and processed this.
Guest 23-Jan-2005 17:35
Very spooky! Nice perspective.
Gary Blanchette23-Jan-2005 17:26
Great shot Ray!
jude23-Jan-2005 17:23
Oh ... so maybe that's the sunlight on the church and not the moonlight..LOL
Actually, maybe I just grabbed that from last night. I woke up in the middle of the night and the moon was Soooo bright it was like reversed sun. Nicely taken, at any rate :D
Guest 23-Jan-2005 17:06
Good contrast, both in light, colour and angles.
jude23-Jan-2005 16:56
Very nice detail in this night shot.. I like the slant..