Heaven's Gate, Sculptures


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 21:05
A set of seven monochrome images taken at Heaven's Gate, Longleat Estate, Wiltshire last Sunday. K100 with 28-70 Tokina mf.

http://s927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/ADC3440/Heavens%20Gate%20Sculptures/?action=view¤t=c6ad8bb8.pbw
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 21:13
Andrew

it's not clickeable and there seems to be another problem with it as well

Photobucket said

Quote:
The action that you were trying to perform has failed.

Click here to go back to what you were doing.


let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Gwyn

Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 21:25
Try this:
http://s927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/ADC3440/Heavens%20Gate%20Sculptures/

Then click on the slide show.

I'm on the netbook so shan't comment on the photos from here
Last Edited by Gwyn on 29/06/2010 - 21:26

techno-terminator

Link Posted 29/06/2010 - 21:30
Thanks Gwyn

Success
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 30/06/2010 - 07:24
Not sure what went wrong, Techno. Worked last time I did this. But not this time. I'll have a look later.

Thanks Gwyn. You obviously sorted something out!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

Gwyn

Link Posted 30/06/2010 - 14:29
Interesting set again Andrew, now I can see them on the big screen, but somehow they seem a bit flat to me. Not only the conversion but also the composition. Not up to your usual high standards imho. Sorry.


As far as I recall I wasn't at Longleat but by the looks of the ladies at Heaven's Gate I could have been .

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 30/06/2010 - 18:15
Thanks Gwyn, maybe the light was to blame! Compositionally they're a bit ordinary, I suppose. I was just drawn to these great lumps of stone with the odd markings. It's a wonderful spot!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

Gwyn

Link Posted 30/06/2010 - 18:20
I expect it as the light. Not good at this time of year for most of the day.

They do look interesting hunks of rock, and I quite understand why you wanted to photograph them. Certainly a challenge to get them right.

I would have had a go too, and would have probably made a right pig's ear of them, but as I said it weren't me at Heaven's Gate, sadly.

pink

Link Posted 30/06/2010 - 18:23
I have two second Gwyn not your best I think it must be the heat?

was it very bright

James
My Fluidr

"To see in colour is a delight for the eye, But to see in black and white is a delight for the soul" ANDRI HERY

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 30/06/2010 - 19:17
I can't blame the light. The composition simply wasn't an issue: there's no other way to shoot them! I was drawn to the bright, sharply carved stone against the dark foliage. I saw them in black and white as a set, which would work together. There's a kind of simplicity and solidity about them which I still like. Can't please all the people all of the time. Or some people any of the time!

Thanks for looking and commenting.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05
Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 30/06/2010 - 19:28

Gwyn

Link Posted 30/06/2010 - 21:53
Andrew, that you are happy with them and like them is the most important thing.

George Lazarette

Link Posted 30/06/2010 - 22:05
Bad light stopped play.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 01/07/2010 - 10:23
George Lazarette wrote:
Bad light stopped play.

G

That's just it: the light wasn't bad, it was good and at an effective angle, perhaps a bit behind the stones, perhaps a bit mid-dayish and steep. But no excuse.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

George Lazarette

Link Posted 01/07/2010 - 18:17
Middayish is bad by definition. Early or late is what these stones needed. Long dark shadows to give character.

If you are determined to beat yourself up over it, then you are guilty of poor timing.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

i-Berg

Link Posted 02/07/2010 - 12:06
Andrew, the sculptures that have the strong tree shadows immediately behind could benefit from that harsh mid-day sun - you could turn the harshness of the high-contrast lighting to your advantage perhaps?

The others were a time-of-day issue (a bit difficult if just passing through!).
http://www.pbase.com/iberg
Last Edited by i-Berg on 02/07/2010 - 12:06
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