Hanging Crucifix


Gravyboy

Link Posted 17/02/2011 - 10:44
This is the crucifix hanging over the high altar in the the former Franciscan monastery in Gorton.

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Gorton Monastery - Crucifix Over High Altar by PartTimeAllTheTime, on Flickr

You can see it's relationship to it's surroundings here...

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Gorton Monastery High Altar by PartTimeAllTheTime, on Flickr

Thanks For Looking

Matt

snappychappy

Link Posted 17/02/2011 - 11:02
Great colours and detail in both shot's, very nice.
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Frogfish

Link Posted 17/02/2011 - 15:58
Have you given these some HDR treatment ? They look a little unnatural to me.

Very interesting shots nonetheless !
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thoughton

Link Posted 17/02/2011 - 16:24
Not really my kinda subject but the 2nd one is impressive and gives a really good sense of how big the place is. The first one doesn't do much for me, I find the glass background distracts from the crucifix.

Interesting how the walls are only peeling on one side of the building!
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Gravyboy

Link Posted 17/02/2011 - 16:38
Frogfish wrote:
Have you given these some HDR treatment ? They look a little unnatural to me.

Very interesting shots nonetheless !

I used a bit of pseudo HDR (5 exposures, 1 shot), but with a lightish touch - not a fan of obviously HDR'd images...it's another pp tool, but it shouldn't define a picture IMO.

thoughton wrote:
Not really my kinda subject but the 2nd one is impressive and gives a really good sense of how big the place is. The first one doesn't do much for me, I find the glass background distracts from the crucifix.

Interesting how the walls are only peeling on one side of the building!

Probably the side most open to the air when it was a ruin. I know what you mean about the glass though, I might have a go at toning it down to make the crucifix stand-out a little more.

Thanks for the comments all...

Lucky Lee

Link Posted 18/02/2011 - 08:11
Although I'm not a church-goer I love to wander around Catherdrals and decent old churches (normally looking for WW1 related stuff) and I like these; however, as I think you've noticed, the colours are a wee bit OTT. But just desaturating them a tad will make a world of difference to these pictures and, I think, will make them winners.
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