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Never take pictures on a bright sunny day, when there are no clouds in the sky.

Well, I broke some “rules” here with a picture of the old stone church at the locality of Currawong, not far from Harden, on the S-W slopes of NSW. St. Marks if I recall correctly, built in the late 1800s. So, I had a muck around with it a bit to try and create the effect of a Full Moon and added a few textures to enhance the stonework. A larger view gives more detail.

Nikon D80, Sigma 17-70mm lens @ 28mm, ISO 400, 1/400 sec @ f 10, Pattern metering. Mucked around with in PaintShop Pro X5.


church, worship, old, stone, currawong, south west slopes, harden, new south wales, george petrovsky

An old photographer and his dog trying to find what turns a photograph into a worthwhile picture. Perhaps try to take a worthwhile photograph in the first place? The digital darkroom is a creative, fascinating place. If only I could learn to use it and the cameras I have to best effect… I love “mucking around”, as you can see!

Now, you know all my stuff is Copyright If you try and pinch any of it, I’ll jump through your screen and rip your bloody arms off!

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 1 year ago

    A beautifully created image George of this wonderful old church!!! I love to see these ~ besides much peace ~ I believe them to have much character and hold many undisclosed stories….

  • Thanks very much, Sharon – I’m pleased you like the results of my mucking around. With over 100 years of history, this old church would have many stories to tell. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 1 year ago

    Interesting and so beautiful composition, I love it:)
    Take care my artist friend,

  • Thank you so much, Sunny – I’m pleased this has become a Favourite for you! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    geez u are full of art blood george .. great look !

  • G’day, Dean – I’ve never had my mucking around described that way! And I do it while completely sober! Thanks very much for the fave, mate – always appreciated! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 1 year ago
  • Thanks very much for adding this picture to your Favourites, Anna. I’m pleased you like these effects! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreeover 1 year ago

    beautiful image and processing! gorgeous textures!

  • Turning bright daylight into something a bit “different” was a challenge, Irina! I’m very pleased that you like the outcome and have added it to your favourites. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    wonderful editing! looks a bit like a winter scene!

  • Thanks very much for your visit and comments, Vadim, and for adding this to your favourites. Seeing this as Winter scene is interesting, as the original picture was taken on a hot Summer day! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 1 year ago

    I think this is brilliant, love what you did with this, George !

  • Thanks very much, Elfriede – the fave is also appreciated! Still experimenting, so I’m very pleased you like this outcome. :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • MarieG
    MarieGover 1 year ago

    I’m a big fan of photomanip and photo enhancement…I think they are so much fun! Loooove the composition here and the textures are perfect….wonderful and creative! Great work George! ;-)

  • Thanks very much for the fave and encouraging comments from an expert in the field, Marie! Most times it’s hard to know where to start and stop, experimenting with different effects. The program I use has great potential – I’m only dipping my toe in the water so far… scary and exciting! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    outstanding image George.

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsover 1 year ago

    What a wonderful created image!

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