Mapledurham Church

Photo Information
This was used as a location for shooting 'The Eagle Has Landed' - possibly due to the isolated location.

Taken from across the Thames at Mapledurham Lock using the Sigma 18-250mm on the K-r.

RAW image processed in PSE11 RAW plugin to give an effect similar to one of Roche Abbey posted by David Storm.
09/04/2014 - 18:26PeterKR
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/250
Focal Length73mm


Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 19:46
A favourite film of mine. Intriguing shot, Peter.
Best wishes,


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Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 21:43
The nondescript colours really work in this


Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 23:03
Many thanks for the comments, Andrew & Malc.

In the original full colour shot the church was a bit lost behind the trees so I thought I'd try an experiment in B&W by reducing the Saturation slider. However, I found that by not taking the slider the whole way and increasing the Vibrance I was able to keep some green in the grass to give a similar effect to that shown by David Storm in one of his shots ?
The result is not quite as dramatic as David's but I felt it did enhance the presence of the church building.

If you don't try you never learn is my maxim !

Thanks again
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