St Mary's in Warwick

Took a trip down Warwick way with J&E yesterday, and on the way back it just happened to be blue hour as we got to St Mary's.

A good chance to try out the TS-E on some interesting architecture.

Unfortunately the sodium vapour lights are a pretty sickly colour and this was about as best as I could get in LR to tone them down a bit.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 30th April 2011, This photo: 5:58pm

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  • CAUT said:
    Great pic. Perfect example of the "Blue Hour"!
  • Adam Randell said:
    Amazing deep blue sky David!! Crisp details in the church mate!!
    Tilt-shift hey!! Cant wait to see some creek shots with that one mate!!
  • batch2008 said:
    Good timing, i like the colours a lot Dave
  • greenplasticdave said:
    Nice verticals from the TD :) Love the blue.
  • maSnap said:
    Deep deep blue indeed, wow what an exposure David, so rich and vibrant. What is that on the left of the frame, looks like someone walked into the shot or something. Really love the framing too, great shot.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    very nice indeed. i see that lens becoming a fav very quickly.
  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Nice one David!! I have been to church there a lot. A fair few weddings, a couple of funerals.. Its a beautiful church inside. Shame they put the elevators for the under highway walkway at the side there. I assume that is what the light is coming from.
  • MagicTyger said:
    I've been in that one :) Great shot, David!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks, 'twas right at the end of blue hour.
    [] This lens definitely produces some decent colour tones and contrast. :)
    [] Thanks!
    [] Indeed :)
    [] Alas, a light just out of frame that I didn't notice at the time. The TS-E 17 does not have a hood, and the front element is quite bulbous, so stray light out the side can cause flaring like on the bottom left.
    [] 'tis quite handy :)
    [] I've shot inside before, and would like to do so again at some stage. And yes, I believe it was probably the elevator light.
    [] :) Definitely the grandest church in Warwick.
  • aaardvaark said:
    Wow. I don't know how you got that colour even at the 'blue hour', but the lens is fantastic! Nice contrast and it really stands out when you see a properly non-converging bit of architecture, makes quite a difference to the end result. I don't mind the light bar on the left, adds a bit of sparkle. Somehow the St Marys looks like a movie set, strangely 2 dimensional.
  • said:
    Excellent capture!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Combination of being late in the blue hour and using an appropriate white-balance for that time of night :)
    Yes, the 2D effect is a little off-putting. I wonder if it's just too much shift, or if all shifted architecture shots will look like this. I'll need to experiment some more methinks.
    [] Thanks!
  • R. Cavicchio said:
    Wonderful shades of blue
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Stunning!! I so badly want a tilt&shift lens... but then I so badly want so many things!! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] They're an incredible little lens. So very useful (if somewhat expensive).
  • aramisfirefly said:
    This is a superb shot of this old church David! I've tried shooting it a few times now!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Matt. Got a copy on RB without the lens flare on the left.