Critique Welcomed Paisley Abbey at Night

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    No tripod and no sufficient horizontal surface on which to steady the camera for this long exposure shot of Paisley Abbey, so I used the angled cornerstone of a low wall. I think it kinda works.

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  2. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    I believe that's called a Dutch Tilt Brian :cool:

    Makes a great composition - I like the way Robert Tannahill leans in - Like he's looking for the 'Alien' gargoyle :eek:
     
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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    It kinda does work. I've played in there, once as part of a baroque orchestra, doing some Monteverdi and Purcell, if I remember correctly, and once in a solo recital of 17th-century Scottish lute music, and 18th-century Scottish guitar music. My father was born in Paisley.

    So, that's Boab Tannahill? Somehow missed him on my two visits.
     
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  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I agree, it does work doesn't it. More interesting than a conventional view too I think.
     
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  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    You're absolutely right, Chris. I'd never heard of a Dutch Tilt but I looked it up. Used in cinema often to heighten tension. Apparently street photographer Gary Winogrand used the technique often.

    The angle certainly does make the Tannahill statue appear to be looking into the building. I have another shot I took--a more conventional one with a conventional horizon (so as not to invite the attention of those terrible terrible people, the Horizon Police, whose Chief Superintendent conceals his identity among us though we all know who he is; I won't name names (@Pete Askew: :p)--and it's not nearly as interesting.

    Thanks Chris!
     
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  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Rob. I wish I could have heard you play there.
     
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  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Pete.
     
  8. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    I am just waiting for it to tumble over, it is a wonder it was accepted by hawkeye.
     
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