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St. Sanctain’s Church, Santon, stands on the site of an ancient Church or Keeill built around fifteen hundred years ago, It is strategically placed and commands a view of a large sweep of the sea looking towards the north-west coast of England and the mountains of North Wales. It can be seen by travellers sailing on the sea and flying by air as they come over the coastline towards Ronaldsway Airport. Thus for fifteen centuries the present Church, and its predecessors, have always been a landmark by sea, land and air. The present building was erected in 1774 and is a good example of an old Manx Church with its white walls and rectangular shape.

The original building was one of over a hundred Celtic Keeills, or “treen” churches, which were scattered all over the Island.

The images were all captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St Sanctains Church 2 - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Sanctains Church 1 - © Peter Killey

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St. Sanctain’s Church, Santon, stands on the site of an ancient Church or Keeill built around fifteen hundred years ago, It is strategically placed and commands a view of a large sweep of the sea looking towards the north-west coast of England and the mountains of North Wales. It can be seen by travellers sailing on the sea and flying by air as they come over the coastline towards Ronaldsway Airport. Thus for fifteen centuries the present Church, and its predecessors, have always been a landmark by sea, land and air. The present building was erected in 1774 and is a good example of an old Manx Church with its white walls and rectangular shape.

The original building was one of over a hundred Celtic Keeills, or “treen” churches, which were scattered all over the Island.

The images were all captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Click on the images for a larger view!

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I have taken a few images of this little chapel over the years, I am really pleased how HDR has brought out the texture in the rendering of the chapel.

The image was captured on my Nikon S3000 camera and post processed in Dynamic Photo HDR and Adobe CS5.

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Braddan New Cemetery HDR - © Peter Killey

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Well I have to be honest and say that I never thought that I would say that I like HDR Photography, in fact quite the opposite, I never liked it and thought it was a bit of a cheat!

How wrong I was and my turning point was seeing many of my forum members starting to use this HDR imaging, it was at this point that I realised I could either carry on not agreeing with it or make some changes and at least try it out!

So what is HDR Imaging, well HDR stands for High Definition Range In simple layman terms it is the ability to take a series of different exposures of the same scene and combining them in post processing so basically all the image is properly exposed.

And it is as simple as that, well apart from the post imaging Photoshop adjusting etc.

Here are a couple of examples of my HDR imaging, click on them to see a larger image and feel free to write a comment if you wish 🙂

St Marks Church - Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gansey Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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I couldn’t resist capturing this image of St Marks Church this afternoon, it was sunny but so very icy out, Brrrrr……

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Tone Mapped in Dynamic Photo HDR 5.

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St Marks Church - Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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Fishing Vessel N-236 Minch Hunter, from Newry entering Peel Harbour after a day’s fishing.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Tone Mapped in Dynamic Photo HDR 5.

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Minch Hunter - HDR - © Peter Killey

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Standing next to Gansey Pottery and looking over Gansey Bay / Beach on a cold but sunny winters afternoon.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Tone Mapped in Dynamic Photo HDR 5.

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Gansey Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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Standing next to Gansey Pottery and looking over Gansey Bay / Beach on a cold but sunny winters afternoon.

The image were captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Gansey Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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