OK back to the portfolio image set. Not sure how I managed to lose yesterday’s post?
This is a picture of the new roof at Chideock Catholic Church in West Dorset. The church has had a new dome constructed, and it is this dome that will form the transition from the architectural photography image set to the interior photography part of my portfolio. My portfolio contains three images of this fine building.
This is the first image, showing the new dome on the Church and the whole church building in its surroundings. This picture is taken from the private garden side of the church, from within the grounds of Chideock Manor Library, a source of many great images from a previous shoot.
I have photographed both the private extension to Chideock Manor Library and the new dome on the roof for the architect, Andrew Stone. These two shoots have produced some of my best architectural photography work.
It is much easier to produce good photography work if you have fantastic architecture to photograph, high quality workmanship and a great location to photograph in, which is certainly the case here.
The dome is the star of this shoot, and tomorrow on my blog you will see what I mean about the link, over three images, from the exterior images to the interior images.
This image was part of my February submission, and the only change needed was to remove the rainwater pipe to the right hand side of the building, which was distracting from the start of the show, the dome. The eye is naturally drawn to the brightest part of a photograph, so this distraction needed to go for my portfolio image.
Apart from that this image is pretty much what I gave to the client, Andrew Stone Architect. As part of a set of images that is.
I love the depth of colour and the feel of this image, which takes me back to that location every time I view the image.
I should have said, I will be adjusting the brightness of the image set once completed, so the set looks like a set, not just a load of photos thrown together.
Tomorrow I will write about the close up shot of the roof that is the next image for my portfolio submission.
And look out for the black and white version, which I will post separately.
Rick McEvoy Photography
26th July 2016