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Close Encounters of the Church Kind

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 12 February 2010 in Architecture.

Went to a relative's wedding in Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland last year. One of the things that stood out about the church was the ceiling. To me it looked like it came from the film 'Close Encounters'. It belongs to the relatively new church which was rebuilt after the original one burnt down. Fantastic lines and architecture. By the way, the service and wedding were great as well!!!

As it was a wedding only had my compact camera. It is a good general purpose camera but suffers from excessive noise in any situation that could remotely be called challenging. To be fair to the camera the photo was taken at ISO 1000 without flash with results that are not bad for the camera processor.

Panasonic DMC-FX55 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 1000 5 mm

Any tips or constructive criticism are welcome.

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb shot..

12 Feb 2010 9:06am

@Sarito: Thanks.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Cracking shot Philip, looks great on my monitor no signs of excessive noise.

12 Feb 2010 2:07pm

@Curly: Thanks. Yes, this photo is ok but I get annoyed when comparing with my DSLR which I should not but cannot help it!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good photo. Nice graphical effect.

12 Feb 2010 6:35pm

@António Pires: Thanks.

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Great shot

12 Feb 2010 6:43pm

@dideban: Thanks.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great design of this cupola, and the noise isn't worth noticing here. Well done!

12 Feb 2010 8:38pm

@MadScientist: Yes, great design. The locals do not like the church as the old church was a wonderful old thing. When rebuilt they went for a very modern huge church which is far too big for the Town. I have attended several weddings here and no matter how many people attend it always feels empty. I may post another photo showing the interior in mopre detail at a later date.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Great title. The ceiling does give that almost otherworldly effect. Let us hope in church it is heavenly and not alien :)

13 Feb 2010 3:39am

Panasonic DMC-FX55
1/30 second
ISO 1000
5 mm