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Lumo Church

Lumo Church
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Copyright: Galder Jon Arguinzoniz (galderjon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 87 N: 574] (2755)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: PENTAX K_x, SMC PENTAX-DA 55-300 1:4-5.8ED W/C, SanDisk SD-HC 8GB
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-02-28 5:18
Viewed: 3522
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After finishing my morning work in a building construction I looked up to the threatening sky and found it was the perfect background for the 'Lumo Church' which I wanted to shot from long time ago; so I got the camera and tripod from my car trunk and told my workmates not to wait for me for lunch this time.

It was windy and even the tripod trembled sometimes, so between blow and blow I took the shots using the 2 seconds release tool.

In this one I enhanced the dramatism of the sky giving a narrow area to the peak and church and most of the frame for the sky itself in a vertical shot.

Shot in RAW, using ISO-100 for a better image quality, 120mm focal length.

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Hello Galder

Strong and magic light !
Perfect pov and clever vertical format.
Beautiful atmosphere for this church.
My compliments !
Best regards

Hello Galder,

The dramatic and noiseless sky is an appropriate condition in your depiction of the church. Well composed and your exposure management is good. Best regards.


Hola Galder! Wonderful architecture and excellent nature. Fantastic sky. Marvelous church. Superb colours. Original composition. Perfect capture. Well done!

Hi Galder..nice deep rich tones in this shot...well done.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-02-28 6:23]

Hello Galder.

Splendid church in beautiful scenery on background
very dangerously looking sky.
Very pretty introduction...colours, light and sharpness, it pleases me.
It congratulates realization :)

With best wishes.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-02-28 7:52]

I like the atmosphere in this one Galder. The huge and dark sky makes us feel very small, the warm tones of the church is a very good contrast against the grey of the sky. Well done!


I really like this one Galder .. I like the amount of space you've left for sky .. and what a sky it is!! Ominous dark threatening looking clouds, with some variation in color. Good timing. And the muted light on the grassy hill and church is fantastic too. Church is very well placed within the shot.
Very nice job.
Have a nice week.

Hola Galder
Bella imagen de esta iglesia , excelente iluminacion que resalta con el cielo gris dandole un ambiente especial , una composicion fantastica , felicidades
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hi Galder,
I love the ominous mood of the sky here a lot. It suits the church perfectly. The choise of such a small apeture with a focal length of 120mm is far from necessary to get sharpness from front to back. Such a small aperture makes it actually less sharp. Considering you had to deal with strong wind I would have gone for something like F8. This would give better sharpness, a good DOF and a shutter speed that can better cope with the strong wind.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-02-28 8:34]

Hello Galder
Good placement of the church giving importante to the menacing sky, making it a nice moody shot.Good PP

Bonjour Galder.
J'aime beaucoup cette mise en page qui privilégie ce beau ciel tourmenté avec son aspect sombre.
Une belle réussite qui met l'église en valeur.

Bonne journée.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-02-28 11:17]

Hello Galder!
Wonderful colours,perspective!
angle of view and moody atmosphere!
Just perfect!
TFS Kostas

Bonjour Galder
A great atmosphere; nice composition and beautiful stormy colours and lights
Best regards

Astounding mood evoking scenic capture of this beautiful building. I love the light and stormy sky- amazing details and contrast too! Well composed and well presented with good notes- Great work!


Hi again Galder,

Great image taken from wonderful POV. Love the cloud covarage that it creates quite a mysterious mood across the photo. Simple but effective! Well done MF!


Hi Galder,
WOW.....wonderful composition with superb 1/3 framing which works perfectly here,the saturated colors with warm tonal effect looks so lovely,the cloudy sky with great dark tones look so wonderful,beautiful details and sharpness,very well captured and well done my friend for such an elegant shot.
Best Regards,

Hello dear Galder!

Very lovely and dramatic views in this shot. Nice moody clouds with great architecture in beautiful tones and details. Very sharp and well focused. I like the ratio in this shot of the ground and the sky. Great DOF in the shot and nice contrasts.

TFS, indeed lovely POV!

Best Regards,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-03 0:47]

Beautiful heavy sky, beautiful compo and tones


Hi Galder.
A beautiful church under a terrible sky.
Nice image.
Best regards.Alin.

Bom dia
Ve ry beautiful composition with a good atmosphere, good colors and singular light.
My regards

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  • brubar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 269 W: 43 N: 9] (1836)
  • [2010-03-06 23:32]

Ciao Galder,

what I like of this image is the vertical cut, in this way it makes him important the cloudy sky making it dramatic.

Buona domenica

hi galder
excellent moody shot of this church on the hill,very good pov,nice threatening sky and subdued colours.

superb composition, nice processing , lovely perspective

Check out my workshop. This is what a good photo is all about!

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