Paimpont Abbey: A Longer Look.

Paimpont Abbey viewed from the west side of the lake this evening: a 1 minute exposure at f/22.
Wow! Amazing water and sky. Fav
posted August 28th, 2015  
Beautiful
The water is like glass. Gorgeous reflection and beautiful clouds fantastic capture.
posted August 28th, 2015  
Perfect!
posted August 28th, 2015  
Such a great effect and such clarity! Wonderful shot.
posted August 28th, 2015  
Amazing reflection! Like glass!
posted August 28th, 2015  
Simply stunning! Best on...
posted August 28th, 2015  
HI Richard. I am sure this would look spectacular full size. Downsizing (5x5 reduction here for 365) does add some glow at the high contrast edges, brought on by the aggressive tone mapping I am sure. I obsess over these too much I guess, but it always is the most work for me to clone them out when I do this sort of thing for presentation here. :(

I see you bought yourself a D750? I've held off for a few persnickety reasons. Thinking about really going to the dark side with the Sony a7RII though, new leader in the DxOMark scoring race, beating out the D810. But they'd better get over this nonsense of only lossy-compressed-raw, so I guess I'll procrastinate yet again. Maybe even wait for the next Nikon FF if it uses the BSI Sony sensor.
posted August 28th, 2015  
Outstandingly excellent. That is all.
posted August 28th, 2015  
@frankhymus I'm viewing on a 27" monitor Frank and to me the edge glows are well within acceptable bounds. I any case, they don't distress me in what is obviously meant to be a highly stylised image.

We've had a conversation already about the D750 which I've had for a few weeks now... I'm quite happy with it and it teams up well with the D600 and the D610 giving me 16mm - 200mm versatility at f/2.8 without the need to change lenses. My latest toy - as you may have noticed - is the Fuji XT-10... and I love it!
posted August 28th, 2015  
@graemestevens It's the nearest thing to a seascape I can manage without spending an hour in the car... or half that on the motorbike ;-)
posted August 28th, 2015  
@vignouse I've always wanted a motorbike but never managed to get around to it. To me it seems much more preferable to spending time in a car.
posted August 28th, 2015  
Stunning. It has great depth.
posted August 28th, 2015  
@graemestevens When we moved here permanently I brought three bikes with me but all of them exceeded the French power limitations so I was not able to register them here... so I reluctantly sold them back in the UK. As each birthday came along I refused to accept that me and bikes were history (I've been a biker since I was 16) and this year I will turn 71. We sold an investment property earlier in the year and Mrs S - God love her - said, "If you're going to have another bike... now's the time to do it.!" A couple of weeks later I was (and am) the happy owner of a Suzuki GSX1250FA .
posted August 28th, 2015  
@vignouse Sigh...the closest I ever came to a bike was in my student years when I had a Honda 50 step through (guffaw) that ran on $2 fuel a week. Not a bike at all really, but I always wanted to go large...
posted August 28th, 2015  
You've achieved that neat pencil-sketch look in this image. Simple another great composition, details.
posted August 28th, 2015  
Fantastic shot. Love the reflections and the processing. Fav
posted August 29th, 2015  
Wonderful
posted August 29th, 2015  
Very nice effect on the water, excellent shot.
posted August 29th, 2015  
Beautifully captured!!
posted August 29th, 2015  
Love & fav!!!:)
posted August 29th, 2015  
Glad you are pleased with the X-T10. I'd have thought the Sony a6000 would have worked better for you though. And at the same price point, here in the USA anyway.
posted August 29th, 2015  
Setting aside the camera discussion, which I find quite fascinating, this shot is really lovely. The textures and lines are superb, especially on the water.
posted August 29th, 2015  
This is a truly wonderful image. I love the processing . I have come to expect these extraordinary images from you.
posted August 29th, 2015  
I love the glass effect on the water with the long exposure! You've inspired me to want to experiment.
posted August 29th, 2015  
This is spectacular! The long exposure did wonderful things to sky and sea reflections. You're inspiring me to get my tripod out -- it's been awhile since I've done these.
posted August 29th, 2015  
I'm amazed that that long exposure worked with the clouds so well. Must not have much wind that night up there.gorgeous
posted August 29th, 2015  
I like my D750 too
posted August 29th, 2015  
Wow
posted August 29th, 2015  
Love how the time exposure shows the movement on the lake. Beautiful.
posted August 29th, 2015  
Glorious! Wonderful contrast and clarity in this!
posted August 29th, 2015  
Wonderful - northy just said it - contrast and clarity in bucket loads- FAV
posted August 29th, 2015  
@frankhymus Yes the A6000 would have comlemented my Nex 6 & 7 but I'm sort of holding out for a A7000! I bought the XT-10 to complement my X-Pro 1 and it addresses many og the latter's shortcomings.
posted August 29th, 2015  
Lovely long exposure, almost has a line drawing or detailed etching from an old book.
posted August 29th, 2015  
greatness
posted August 29th, 2015  
Kim
This is a stunning image!
posted August 30th, 2015  
Great shot. Looks lovely in B&w. Fav
posted August 30th, 2015  
Long exposure was a great choice! Awesome result!
posted August 30th, 2015  
gorgeous
posted August 30th, 2015  
Excellent!! FAV!!!
posted August 31st, 2015  
Stunning! Congrats on TT, Richard. Well deserved!
posted September 4th, 2015  
Superlative, fav, congrats on TT
posted September 4th, 2015  
Congratulations on TT! Sorry that I missed this one. Fav
posted September 4th, 2015  
Missed it too
stunning image
posted September 5th, 2015  
Yay! Glad to see it here holding up the rest!
posted September 5th, 2015  
Fabulous effect
posted September 5th, 2015  
Congrats on TT Richard..stunning shot!
posted September 6th, 2015  
Stunning shot, love the B&W & reflections....fav, congrats on TT :)
posted September 7th, 2015  
Jo
This is a fab shot I especially like the water and reflections. I read you have the Fuji X-T10, I purchased the Fuji X-T1 as I just couldn't lug the canon + lens around any more, my back is completely knackered thanks to gardening work so I took the plunge and haven't looked back.....what a weight off my shoulders!
posted October 14th, 2015  
@jo13 Thanks Jo - I tend to be a bit of a gadget freak so I do like new 'toys' to play with. I already had an X-Pro1 and some prime lenses so couldn't resist adding the XT-10 when it came out. I have to say that I'm delighted with it, it makes a great carry anywhere camera and I love the image quality it produces.
posted October 16th, 2015  
Oh wow... you're great at this. FAV
posted July 27th, 2016  
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