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    Old Remote Church

    Old Remote Church

    This is a photo of a remote Church in the Outback of Australia. Would appreciate comments good or bad

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    Re: Old Remote Church

    Andrew, great church, however you got a dead tree in front of the subject. You have a good angle on the church, however with old buildings like this you have to get up close and personnel with it. We need to see the colour, the stone & wood work it is all in the details. That door looks interesting but we will never know as it is too far away. If possible and you have time as I stated get up close and personnel and then you will have a true image of the old outback church.

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    Re: Old Remote Church

    Actually, as an environmental portrait of the church, I like it with the tree included. It gives a graphic idea of how desolate the area is. As I viewed the image, I thought about the brave and strong people who settled this area and wondered what their lives were like.

    Of course, as an image of the church alone, I would get closer but, then I don't think that would tell (show) the complete story...

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    Re: Old Remote Church

    Yep, for me the tree is an integral part of the story as well. It just adds to the haunting sense of desolation.

    Now, never having been in the Outback, I have no idea what the light is really like and I do accept it's got to be an awful lot more intense than you get on a dreich, grey, miserable day in June in Glenfarg (he says looking out his window), but it feels a bit over-saturated on my monitor. But if that's what it's really like, fine.

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    Re: Old Remote Church

    Hi Andrew,

    If I had been there, I might have seen if there was a shot giving just a little more space between the tree and the church and being able to see the whole tree, without cropping the top off.

    I'd also like to get the walls vertical on the church - it needs a slight clockwise rotation.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Old Remote Church

    I agree that the tree enhances the image but I also agree with Dave's comments about putting more space between it and the church. I wonder if framing the church between the two main parts of the tree would have worked. It likely would have either been great or awful.

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