E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Altar. Monastery of Jerónimos. Belem ~ Sunday # 16

Altar. Monastery of Jer贸nimos. Belem ~ Sunday # 16

This is the sight that greets you as you enter through the huge doors of the Monastery of Jer贸nimos, Belem, Portugal

Taken last July.
Camera resting on the floor; auto; no flash.
Straightened slightly .. the steps seem level but not the upper part of the picture, I'm not altogether sure why. It may be because the camera was at a slight angle, pointing slightly to the left. I'll know better next time.

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We've had a wonderful holiday in Portugal. No new pictures yet, those that are any good will be slotted in amongst others that have been waiting for a time.

Thank you so much to everybody who visited my blog while we were away, I appreciate your comments and have read them all, but I may not have time to respond to each one individually.
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Altar. Monastery of Jer贸nimos. Belem ~ Sunday # 16

This is the sight that greets you as you enter through the huge doors of the Monastery of Jer贸nimos, Belem, Portugal

Taken last July.
Camera resting on the floor; auto; no flash.
Straightened slightly .. the steps seem level but not the upper part of the picture, I'm not altogether sure why. It may be because the camera was at a slight angle, pointing slightly to the left. I'll know better next time.

.........................................................................................

We've had a wonderful holiday in Portugal. No new pictures yet, those that are any good will be slotted in amongst others that have been waiting for a time.

Thank you so much to everybody who visited my blog while we were away, I appreciate your comments and have read them all, but I may not have time to respond to each one individually.
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please visit my vfxy

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comments (11)

Oh, putting the camera on the floor -- what a great idea. It certainly worked very well for this shot. The colour and detail is wonderful!
EJWilkins: Thanks Karen, that's kind of you smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 25 Feb 2007, 08:59
I agree with Karen--putting the camera on the floor was brilliant, Ellie! Everything seems perfectly level to me (look at the right and left columns at the top!) and I can't imagine how you could make it better. I must say this is very impressive, Ellie! And the pic of the monastery is lovely too--so much detail to see. smile

Welcome back! And to think that as I write this from our London hotel, I'm not that far away from you! I KNOW we'll see spectacular pics to come of your time away. Can hardly wait.
EJWilkins: I couldn't imagine anywhere else to put it that wouldn't end up with a super-blurry picture.
Thanks for the welcome back Ginnie, next time you're over here ... here's hoping we're also free. smile
My goodness, this is so beautiful. The goldenness, the paintings, the opulence and the wonderful light!
EJWilkins: It's amazingly beautiful, thanks Mary.
Wow, this is so beautiful! It reminds me of some of the churches here in Goa, India. They also share Portuguese architecture, as the place was a Portuguese colony.
EJWilkins: I hadn't thought of Goa being a Portuguese colony, but yes, of course you'd have the same influence there. Lovely, isn't it?
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 25 Feb 2007, 11:39
It's lovely. So warm and detailed.
I'll have to visit our church to try your method. wink
EJWilkins: I look forwards to seeing your results smile
Hi !
I've to try your method too !
This is a good insight shot smile
EJWilkins: I can't believe you've never put your camera on the ground to take a picture, I'm sure I didn't invent the idea grin
  • Sparklite
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 25 Feb 2007, 16:33
These kinds of shots are always challening and you've done a great job considering! We really don't have much in North America that matches the detailing and artwork you see in European countries so it's always nice to see the odd photo of it smile thanks for sharing.
EJWilkins: It's a pity you don't have buildings this old, I'll try to make sure you see loads more wink
Been reading up on "Sparklite's Rule of Threes" .. might try it out! wink
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 25 Feb 2007, 17:36
Hi Ellie. I would imagine that the seemingly non straight appearance would be as a result of the curvature of the architecture creating an illusion on the verticals. All of the usual things: focus, exposure, colour saturation, contrast and composition are all pretty much spot on, although those spot lamps do detract a little. Many regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thanks Neil, I'm not entirely convinced it's the building's fault, I really do think the camera was pointing slightly to the left of centre, but thanks for your encouraging comment. smile
I agree with everyone the floor shot was inspired and I too will be trying one myself. Neil said the same to me about my inside Dom shot (church in Cologne), it's not not camera it's the architecture but it too can be straightened out through software. Well done you and welcome back.


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EJWilkins: Thanks Johnny, will look forward to seeing your results wink
Nice capture, Ellie! This is very interesting. Is this inside the Moorish Monastery you have been showing us occasionally? If so, the architecture is very different on the inside.
  • Suby
  • 26 Feb 2007, 08:02
Beautiful, loving this capture.

Suby

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