This was a complicated shot.
First, it was hard to compose with my zoom lens. The widest it can go is 24mm, definitely pretty tight from this composition.
It's also a scene with a vertical subject, and I had to decide what else to include in this square frame so I could fit the gate and the bells / cross on the top, leaving some necessary empty space for this image to breathe.
Second, the sky was very bright behind the structure. I shot two long exposures, exposing for different parts of the image, and then blended them together in Lightroom. That gave me the extra dynamic range I needed.
Lastly, it was a long edit. I had to clone out a sign (that really distracted from the rest of the image), and dodge / burn a lot of it.
At the end though, I'm happy with the result.
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