Paisley Abbey Through The Cameras

One of Paisley’s most famous buildings is it’s abbey. Founded in the 12th century, it is Paisley’s number one tourist attraction. I find it a building that is difficult not to take a good picture of. Having said that, it is not my favourite building in Paisley.

24 December 2006, F/3.0, 1/11s ISO 100 – This was taken on a foggy Christmas Eve, i instantly liked the gothic feel of the fog and the light and the interaction of the two on the copper roof of the Abbey. My Mum and Dad have 2 full sized copies of pictures of mine, this is the first one they have.

24 December 2010, F3.0, 1/8s, ISO 100 – Again taken at Christmas and has featured on a couple of calendars of mine. When i was looking at this during the week, i was struck by the noise and how unclean the image looks. An indicator that the DV camera doesn’t do low light very well.

30 October 2015, F/3.9, 4s, ISO 100, 10mm – This is from the first proper year (I think) Paisley had it’s Halloween Parade/festival and straight away you can see the jump from the DV to the Lumix. I think this is a good pic, you can see the detail in the Abbey. Composition-wise… the focus is on the Abbey front. I also remember as well experimenting with white balance on this shot, there are shots with “wrong” white balance and an orange cloudy sky. I think this one is more in fitting with the Halloween vibe.

14 January 2021, F/6.3, 1/125s, ISO 400, 18.00mm – This was a couple of weeks ago with the Canon, during the last snow snap we had. I like the lines and the proper foreground with the tree giving a bit of a border.

Published by Allan Moore

Paisley born, work in finance, used to write dispatches from Paisley but now looking to showcase my photography.

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