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The church and the stars by Alex37 The church and the stars by Alex37
As long as we keep having cloudy surises and sunsets and clears skies during the night and day I feel like i am pretty much limited to astrophotography at the moment. I dont mind it but its a lot harder to find a shot because you cant see so well :P

This is another shot of the parish church just up the road. I lit the church with a torch. I cant get it to stop looking like a cutout, but I guess I will have to deal with that. The gravestone in the foreground is from 1782, you can still read it. This is a stitch of 2 horizontal images. 1min f4 ISO1600. The noise is unbeleivably low. The whitebalance has been changed and the stars have brightness and contrast enhancements

I'm going to try hard to get some shots tomorrow, I kind of like the idea of getting a shot on the last day of the year but my mums side of the family is coming over and I want to spend time with them, particularly my younger cousins!
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Cidart Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing capture!!
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InvaderXan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic shot!
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RedRoseBlue Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
What marvellous imagery!
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Valgard92 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Cosmic church! :)
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beutiful!
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aeravi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
featured in cool stuff :dance:

makes me want to be where I can see stars again... nice work. moody, interesting.
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PinKidPuke Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Beautiful!
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Youmitori Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
just amazing. i like it!
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Manifeastpanda Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
It's kind of an ironic picture isn't it?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
why?
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Manifeastpanda Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
because even though the point that most notable prophets like jesus and buddah had to make was about appreciating life and experiencing it with an open mind and tuning in to everything, the dogmatic followers were too busy waiting for death to experience paradise, they can't see we've been in it this whole time. anybody denies that this is heaven on earth is just missing out. Like poseidon46 said two comments down "beautiful and surreal"
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
I'm an athiest myself but I don't really agree with bashing religion in a forum like this I must admit! I also think that you generalisation is quite regularly incorrect. In my experience religious people often have a far greater appreciation of life.
But thank you for your comment :)
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Manifeastpanda Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
did i bash anybody at all? i think most atheists take it all for granted too. but thank you for your patronizing response. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think some religious people would find the suggestion that they are 'dogmatic' and 'waiting for death' a bit offensive, hence my comment. But nevermind it doesn't really matter.
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Noor-Zen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful !! i absolutely love IT !!
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Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and surreal.
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lumineaux Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
This is an unbelievable shot!
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jimsson2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous shot! :D
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Vanyahani Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow! this is absolutely beautiful! :heart:
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VKliza Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, nice starry sky... it looks calming.
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NotYourAverageMisfit Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
this looks like the church up the headland near me. I walked past it today and it looks so pretty covered in snow :) x
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:) These old churches look great in snow
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miss-dystopia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
WOW wish I was this good!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's just technique, its not hard and it can be learnt/taught. It's not any sort of ability that I have that you dont.
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1spacetravler2stars Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
remarkable[link]
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bmjones Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
this is great Alex...I also love doing this kind of shooting and the church worked very well (I usually use a tree out in the African bush).

By the way this doesn't look too "pasted" at all to me.
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HaruNiji Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey :) I have featured your wonderful work in my journal :tea: [link]
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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HaruNiji Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
my pleasure :aww:
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shmac Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Stunning.
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doruoprisan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Fantastic shot ! Didn't see it until today :)
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Duble Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
wooow. nice work. I love it.
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Yoshituro Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful !!!
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xX-Yami-no-Tenshi-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Amazing! I just love it! :heart:
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Serenade-x Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail you've caught in this shot is astonishingly good, wonderful work :D
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ahmedalali Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   Photographer
stunning..
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yellowbelliedfreaks Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
wonderful shot!
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here. [link] :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Nige666 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent shot, I do really wish one day that I can find a place like this to gaze at the stars without the glare of street lights. Nice work. :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I am sure you will
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Nadija Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Wow!! :heart: :+fav:
Where is it?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Peter Tavy, Devon, England. Thanks

Alex
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aspirin111 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
15 mins?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
1 minute
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aspirin111 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow theview must've been amazing if you captured all that in 1 minute
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