E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is at Winchester – here –
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Last Wednesday (6th February) I was lucky enough to meet a fellow Shutterchancer at St Cross. We both took quite a lot of pictures, some of which you'll see soon. It was a very chilly but bright day, which had no negative effect on the peace and beauty of St Cross. We took full advantage of the Wayfarer's Dole because neither the cafe nor the nearby pub was open for business.

This is inside the church. This where Templars would have taken their last sacrament before leaving the country from Southampton en route to the Holy Land.
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I know the image is not straight. Trying to fix it didn't work well, so I've left it is it came out of the camera. Maybe it's because the camera wasn't square to the alter.

I have used the first comment to mention thoughts relating to upload quality.
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St Cross is a charitable institution; it is non-secular. It receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on day to day donations. If you would like to offer financial support please look here  http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm for more information.
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(unsharpened by SC software)

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is at Winchester – here –
…..
Last Wednesday (6th February) I was lucky enough to meet a fellow Shutterchancer at St Cross. We both took quite a lot of pictures, some of which you'll see soon. It was a very chilly but bright day, which had no negative effect on the peace and beauty of St Cross. We took full advantage of the Wayfarer's Dole because neither the cafe nor the nearby pub was open for business.

This is inside the church. This where Templars would have taken their last sacrament before leaving the country from Southampton en route to the Holy Land.
.....

I know the image is not straight. Trying to fix it didn't work well, so I've left it is it came out of the camera. Maybe it's because the camera wasn't square to the alter.

I have used the first comment to mention thoughts relating to upload quality.
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St Cross is a charitable institution; it is non-secular. It receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on day to day donations. If you would like to offer financial support please look here  http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm for more information.
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(unsharpened by SC software)

comments (28)

  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Feb 2008, 22:54
I have noticed that if I prepare a picture normally, then upload with sharpening something seems to go wrong. It's recent and seems to happen with pictures of architecture. I haven't changed the way I process pictures.

If you look at this picture
http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/St_Cross,_Winchester_/1/
you can see that not only is the picture affected but there is a white border top and bottom.

That picture and todays are identical except for site sharpening.
wonderful space
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 10 Feb 2008, 02:34
Beautiful capture, the church looks simple in architecture but gorgeous to look at.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Feb 2008, 03:49
It's a dark image.....somehow fitting for the subject matter.
If this is hand-held, Ellie, then you have very steady hands and great technique.
EJWilkins: No, it wasn't hand held this time, tripod - but obviously not square on to the altar so there's sideways distortion as well as vertical.
  • iain
  • Toronto
  • 10 Feb 2008, 05:05
Ellie, i love the hints of red on the left from the stained glass. Beautiful photograph. smile
EJWilkins: It looked absolutely wonderful 'for real' so I'm glad you noticed smile
  • Chris Phillips
  • 10 Feb 2008, 06:09
Very nice
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 10 Feb 2008, 08:35
I saw the white boarder, strange....but I love this image too, it has the right atmospere of a beautiful church.
Very nice shot Ellie. I like the architecture. I prefer this one to the PP one
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 10 Feb 2008, 09:09
I've walked past this many times but never been in. A dificult shot t oexpose with the wide contrast but you've done well.
EJWilkins: It really is well worth a visit, but leave yourself plenty of time. I'll be going back again, perhaps some time next month.
Great looking building Ellie and an interesting bit of history as well.

I see what you mean about the whit line, on my monitor it seems to be angled top and bottom with it fading on the right hand side. I never use sharpening on upload so I can't really comment, but I suppose I just have.
  • Tracy
  • Hulme
  • 10 Feb 2008, 09:39
I don't know what the problem is Ellie but it is strange that it is only at the top and bottom of your shot.

Love the church though Ellie you have captured a lovely calm atmosphere,well donesmile
EJWilkins: The whole place has that atmosphere Tracy, it's a calm and relaxingplace
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 10 Feb 2008, 11:42
stunning shot Ellie,well donesmile
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 10 Feb 2008, 11:52
Very nice you have captured a peacful moment in time
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 10 Feb 2008, 13:08
bonita imagen interior de iglesia me gusta!!!!
This is a truly lovely picture, Elle. The cross on top of the altar is particularly striking as it holds a deep significance for me in regards to its relationship to the Holy Grail.
A truly lovely capture. Thanks for sharing it.
EJWilkins: I wonder, did you see my series from Tomar? There are tenuous links between the two places
I don't let them sharpen my pictures, I do any myself and find that when I upload it looks pretty much as it should. The other image does look a bit clinical. Anyway I think this is really good.
Great lights Ellie. Warm tonality. The place seems so...secured and peaceful.
EJWilkins: That's the feeling of St Cross, secure and peaceful smile
Really nice image Ellie, I love shooting in churches etc.. Somehow the converging verticals add to this one. Love the Norman arch windows.
EJWilkins: There's a fair bit of info in with the other pictures Brian, take a while to read it all though. St Cross was built by the Conqueror's nephew.
  • Mine
  • Newcastle, UK
  • 10 Feb 2008, 19:33
A very nice capture. I like the colours and I like the way that the light comes through. Your capture gives the feeling of space very well.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight, UK
  • 10 Feb 2008, 20:59
I'll have to pay a visit one day Ellie smile
EJWilkins: Next month?
Nice work Ellie..you have captured the space wink
Love the architecture too !
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 10 Feb 2008, 22:34
beautiful shadows...
EJWilkins: That's what I thought Sam smile
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 10 Feb 2008, 22:49
Works for me. has a colming effect on my for some reason. nice work.
EJWilkins: St Cross is like that for real, if you ever get the chance to go there you should.
  • Ferdi
  • 11 Feb 2008, 08:43
What an amazing place !
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 11 Feb 2008, 09:46
Ah, that's what you were doing while I was poking around the other bits.

Unless you use very specialised (and very expensive) shift lenses, converging verticals are almost inevitable and, for the most part, expected and accepted.

Here they don't detract at all from the overall image. You've caught the colours from the stained glass window very well on the left columns too, something that I failed to manage.
Nice symmetry and good captured light!
Beautiful stained glass and I love the light coming through the coloured glass. An amazing place overall... Your photo conveys peacefulness. Very well done.
  • Kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 12 Feb 2008, 04:04
I love this shot Ellie. It has a lot of peace to it.

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