Some details from Saint Peters abbey

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After the overview, some more attention to details :)
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#1, 3, 4 7 and 9 are standouts!!!!! Superb compositions. In #1 consider cropping out the chandelier that pulls the eye toward the brights and detracts from the sculpture. In #9 consider cropping at the base of the vase. Again the bright candles pull the eye away from the subject. Great work as always!
 
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Really appreciated, Al, Jeff, Karen, Ken and Dossy!
Thanks!

I'll see if I can't work around the lights, Karen.

Fine set Bart :D
Super shots. 3, 5 and 11 are my favorites. Jeff
#1, 3, 4 7 and 9 are standouts!!!!! Superb compositions. In #1 consider cropping out the chandelier that pulls the eye toward the brights and detracts from the sculpture. In #9 consider cropping at the base of the vase. Again the bright candles pull the eye away from the subject. Great work as always!
All are wonderful, but the last one (11) is stunning ... well done!!

Ken
Beautiful series, Bart! I think my favorites are #4, #8, and #11. I also love the wall shadows in #10.
 
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#1, 3, 4 7 and 9 are standouts!!!!! Superb compositions. In #1 consider cropping out the chandelier that pulls the eye toward the brights and detracts from the sculpture. In #9 consider cropping at the base of the vase. Again the bright candles pull the eye away from the subject. Great work as always!
As I expected, I couldn't crop out the chandelier in #1 because that would mean giving up other items I wanted to keep in.
So, I did some work on the lights of the chandelier with the correction brush and and the luminance mask.
I had no issues with cropping #9, keeping the ratios constant.
I've updated #1 & #9 with the new versions.
(at least, I tried. Not sure if this works now that linked images are converted to stored images on the sites server).

As for #1, I was thinking a change to a 1:1 ratio would probably result in an interesting view as well.

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I must confess I don't have this issue with something drawing the attention away from the subject. I tend to be "fixated" on what I - instinctively - consider the subject.
As a result, I probably neglect to search for potentially distracting elements.
 

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As I expected, I couldn't crop out the chandelier in #1 because that would mean giving up other items I wanted to keep in.
So, I did some work on the lights of the chandelier with the correction brush and and the luminance mask.
I had no issues with cropping #9, keeping the ratios constant.
I've updated #1 & #9 with the new versions.
(at least, I tried. Not sure if this works now that linked images are converted to stored images on the sites server).

As for #1, I was thinking a change to a 1:1 ratio would probably result in an interesting view as well.

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I must confess I don't have this issue with something drawing the attention away from the subject. I tend to be "fixated" on what I - instinctively - consider the subject.
As a result, I probably neglect to search for potentially distracting elements.
I appreciate you experimenting with image #1. It is such a dramatic image! Very well done! Did you consider a 9:16 crop? I think that crop would retain the depth and character of the large cathedral....and still be an extremely strong image with the statue looking toward the interior of the cathedral.

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Lovely set of pictures.

I have a question to ask. Did you use a tripod for these shots, they are just so sharp?

I do a lot of this stuff in dark old Italian monuments. I have been using an Olympus EM5 for this sort of shot because I can work at 1/15 using IBIS and still get sharp shots. I have had less success hand holding my D810 with VR
 
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The 1:1 crop is interested and has a completely different feel from the original. Both are good, depending on what you want to show. I kind of like the original perspective slightly more.
 

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