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Saint Padarn's Church is a Church in Wales parish church at Llanbadarn Fawr, near Aberystwyth, in Ceredigion, Wales.

The site has been used for Christian worship since it was founded by Saint Padarn, after whom it was named, in the early sixth century.[1] It was rebuilt in the thirteenth century after a fire, and is a fine large aisleless cruciform church with transepts and a substantial central tower, some 163 feet long. It contains a fine peal of bells, and its tower presents one of the more noticeable sites in Aberystwyth. It was extended around 1475, and the wagon roof over the chancel was boarded or plastered in 1491 by John Stafford (1476-1516), Abbot of Strata Florida Abbey.

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19/06/2014 - 06:52graysummers
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RussV

Link Posted 19/06/2014 - 08:59
A very nice study but I would have tried to preserve some more detail in the stained glass (I am assuming the detail is there to start with and I know it could be difficult if going for a high contrast image).
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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 19/06/2014 - 09:07
I really like this Gray.
I do like to shoot stained glass, but it has never occurred to me to do so in B&W. I like the effect, very original.
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kilmas2

Link Posted 19/06/2014 - 11:02
I also like this, pure Brilliance
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 19/06/2014 - 11:11
Bobbinalorry wrote:
I really like this Gray.
I do like to shoot stained glass, but it has never occurred to me to do so in B&W. I like the effect, very original.

Right: ORIGINAL
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autumnlight

Link Posted 19/06/2014 - 13:37

drobbia

Link Posted 19/06/2014 - 15:28
Tough to shoot stained glass in color and the contrasts can be near uncontrollable - the image is substantial not etherial. Demanding not delicate. A tour de force. thanks , tg
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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tommyt

Link Posted 19/06/2014 - 19:31
Unusual in B&W Gray but very effective.Like it a lot..Kind Regards.tommyt.

graysummers

Link Posted 19/06/2014 - 23:32
Thanks for the feedback. There probably is information in the faces and clothes. I Googled and came across one colour image.

However, I don't seek balance and detail really. I have a light meter and can use it if necessary to pinpoint. I hardly ever do though. But I sat in the church and just took the photograph for what it offers me at that time. It's hard to explain, but I can't seem to get too hung up on taking the perfect technical shot. I feel the ambience. I don't seek perfection.

See link for colour photograph on flickr. Be prepared to bend the neck to the left This colour photograph is NOT mine by the way!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/aberystwyth-online/2297251205/sizes/o/in/photostre...
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davidtrout

Link Posted 20/06/2014 - 09:26
Nice one and original to do it in black and white but I feel it would be better in colour. Have another look at those highlights, if you shot in RAW you can probably pull them back.
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graysummers

Link Posted 20/06/2014 - 19:07
Hi David. I don't use a digital camera. I always use film. RAW is a term I use for Food . I don't really monitor for detail and balance akin to Ansel Adams et al.

My Photography philosophy ? It is that I am keen to capture a moment in time that allows me to reflect upon that moment for my own memory to be triggered. I see the above photograph in meditation and can sometimes smell the church, feel the ambience of the hush and all the other feelings and thoughts at the time that this image provides for my senses.

Thankyou for thoughtful suggestions though. I may go back in the future and, if so, will seek balance and harmony from the glass and not seek balance and harmony for my soul . Good fortune.
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

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davidtrout

Link Posted 21/06/2014 - 16:16
Hi Gray, I hadn't realised this was shot on film. I'm well impressed.
I can guess how you feel when you look back at your church interior photographs having done quite a few myself. I'm not religious but the feeling you get when you enter a cathedral such as Durham, Wells or Ely where even the stillness has an echo can be quite overwhelming. The effect can be spoilt by hundreds of visitors all seeking the same experience. So there's a lot to be said for quiet country churches like your's at Ceredigion.
David

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graysummers

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 05:36
Thanks David for the feedback. You have soul my friend. I love those empty places. The last visit to a simple place was St Melangell's Church. I call it the Church of Hares. It has amazing countryside surroundings. Worth a visit.

http://www.st-melangell.org.uk/English/Church/stmelangellchurch.htm
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

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