David Stout, EPSA  

Tudor Great Gatehouse by David Stout, EPSA

June 2022 - Tudor Great Gatehouse

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We spent a day at Hampton Court Palace recently, I waited until late afternoon to take the (west facing) main entrance in sunlight. King George II was the last Monarch to live here back in the mid seventeen hundreds, however the most famous occupier was King Henry VIII two centuries earlier.


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8 comments posted

Gary Walter   Gary Walter
(Group 6)
I find the tilt of the building distracting. Probably it is difficult to find a location to get a good view of the building. I used the Lightroom Transform tool to correct the alignment of the building (this may also be in camera raw). Unfortunately, this choice cuts off the top of the flagpole and the bottom of the statues. If there was a little extra room in the original image, thig might be avoided.   Posted: 06/08/2022 06:14:51
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Dr. Isaac Vaisman   Dr. Isaac Vaisman
(Group 4)
David, I tend to agree with Gary on the tilt, as well as the fact that the building is amputated. Your link to wikipedia does show the complete facade of the building. You do not provide the metadata, I presume you could have used a wider angle lens. The image is sharp and the colors are vivid   Posted: 06/11/2022 16:58:34

Shirley Bormann   Shirley Bormann
I agree with Gary and Isaac that the tilt is distracting but the colors and lighting on the beautiful are beautiful. If you could have more space around it, it would help alot.   Posted: 06/12/2022 22:50:46

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
I agree with the others about the tilt. Also could you have moved back some to get the entire building in the image? You have good detail of the building and the figures on the posts in front.   Posted: 06/16/2022 11:53:11

N. Sukumar   N. Sukumar
I too prefer the perspective corrected, but I know some like to present the image "as seen by the camera." However I don't understand why this would lead to a truncated image - see below. I like the colours, but wish we could have seen the path.   Posted: 06/21/2022 10:20:33
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David Stout   David Stout
I omitted the path and base of the gate simply to avoid the 21st century clutter of people on phones and staff in hi viz jackets. I much prefer your vertical correction that includes the statues and space at the top of the flag pole. I was unsure if such correction was allowed in PT.   Posted: 06/22/2022 16:11:42

Esther Steffens
I like the light, the sky and what we see of the building. Even more than the tilt, I am bothered that the building is cut off. I need a door that welcomes me in!
  Posted: 06/25/2022 23:58:05

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
I am late commenting and agree with the others about the distortion. I have to remind myself to allow more sky so I can correct such distortion. The color and light are fabulous. It is hard to avoid tourists in such places, but they are a fact of life.   Posted: 06/26/2022 11:20:56