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Basilique Notre Dame
Basilique Notre Dame
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Challenge: The Letter B (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: vieux Montreal
Date: Jun 26, 2003
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2003

The inside of the Notre Dame Basilica in old Montreal. The entire basilica is beautiful, but the altar is especially so.

exposure compensation at +0.7step because I left my polarizer on while shooting inside Notre Dame (!!) and I didn't remember that, and so couldn't figure out why my shots were so horribly under exposed. Go figure!

Post processing includes a 2 degree rotation clockwise to fix my perspective somewhat, levels, brightness and contrast to bring out the colours, little bit of noise reduction to deal with the grain caused by the low light and faster film speed.

And then a gentle USM because this was HANDHELD!

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 151
Avg (all users): 6.4286
Avg (commenters): 7.1364
Avg (participants): 6.2088
Avg (non-participants): 6.9048
Views since voting: 3935
Votes: 133
Comments: 39
Favorites: 16 (view)


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12/07/2012 01:25:17 AM
Such a lovely photo. You should enter more challenges. Thanks for the favourite
02/14/2006 10:00:04 PM
I just came across this photo, love this as much as I do being a 5th generation Irishman/Roman Catholic. Thank you, done with elegance in mind.

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08/02/2005 01:37:43 PM
Bien fait!!! Le bleu est terrifique!!!! Merci du pourire.

(pardon, j'ai oubli beaucoup de ma grammere et vocabulaire mais j'ai parle francais parce que l'image a ete prise a Montreal)
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08/02/2005 12:32:00 PM
Amazing shot - truly magnificent... You really captured the splendor and grandeur contained in that structure.
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04/22/2005 03:23:59 PM
Amazing lighting and colors. Great composition too. Well deserved placement. :)
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03/10/2005 06:18:30 PM
WOW!!! beautiful. Something I would like to go see
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03/10/2005 05:35:59 PM
wow! great shot. what beautiful architecture.
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05/22/2004 11:57:14 PM
How beautiful! The colors are so vibrant, and the clarity and crispness of this shot are awesome! Great job!
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12/13/2003 10:57:40 PM
I have shot many churches, but this capture is wonderful. I just want to see the top of the spire and arches.
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10/09/2003 09:46:50 PM
Just a spectacular shot! Awesome!
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08/17/2003 03:46:21 PM
Nice shot, I photographed this location quite heavily as well and sorry to say have some better results than this one. I had to sign my life away though when I was photographing inside. I was using a tripod and they considered that professional. I had to sign that i wouldnt use the image anywhere other then personal use??
08/16/2003 08:28:30 PM
This is a most stunning photo. I can't believe you did so well on hand held in that light ! Awesome job !
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07/07/2003 10:20:53 PM
Congratulations on the good finish! This was one of my favourites. I thought you were in Vancouver though, and this is in Montreal, isn't it? It is, I just read your comments above. Anyway, beautiful picture.
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07/07/2003 02:23:23 AM
Thanks, precious. I had better shots of this, but they were outside the timeline for this challenge. Ahh, well, I'll hopefully get them worked up and put in my portfolio!

And all I do is follow you around..its me who tries to keep up.
07/07/2003 12:03:23 AM
AWESOME score and finish! You're setting quite the standard for me to keep up with! Congrats on B, B.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2003 06:54:57 PM
A nice shot of an amazing place. Would a portait framing have helped emphasise the shape more though? The pinnacle is quite important as a feature - maybe mor euseful than the outer spread. [6]
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07/06/2003 05:18:57 PM
Those colors! Wow! Almost too many details here as they compete with one another, but that's a chapel for you!
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07/06/2003 10:48:41 AM
Gorgeous. The lighting - the way the whole picture glows without washing out any part of it.... The composition. If I could quantify what I liked about that, I would, but...very well done.
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07/05/2003 07:49:09 PM
Excellent color, framing...one of my top 5! great work!
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07/05/2003 04:26:06 PM
Looks like a great place to visit. Wide angle lens needed here. 7
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07/05/2003 11:05:32 AM
Exceptional capture of a tremendous amount of detail. I love the colors - this is one of my favorite places in Montreal and I think you've done such a beautiful job of capturing it. I love everything about this shot. 10
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07/04/2003 03:52:27 PM
Ah, Montreal!
07/03/2003 04:18:22 PM
Full of atmosphere, brilliant, blue.
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07/03/2003 05:05:30 AM
Nice photo. Great colors and very good architecture. Its a little bit busy, but like you could help that? This is one of those photos that NEEDS to be a lot bigger to really appreciate this. There is so much lost detail.
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07/02/2003 10:25:24 PM
Great colors - there's so much going on here, I find it's hard to focus on any one thing - which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I think more of a portrait orientation might make it possible to keep the top of the spire (?) in the shot and at the same time get rid of the arch in the upper left.
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07/02/2003 05:39:55 PM
This is gorgeous... I love the blue, ethereal tone.
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07/02/2003 01:18:43 AM
this would have been a better shot had the cross at the top not been left out.
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07/02/2003 12:35:47 AM
The colors in this are fantastic.
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07/02/2003 12:01:11 AM
Wow! Incredible! I have never seen anything like this. Thank you for sharing. Good luck.
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07/01/2003 11:29:53 PM
This has a very nice composition and colour, but I have to say that the focus needs a bit of work on, I would have removed the candlestick in the left hand corner. this almost looks like a model.
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07/01/2003 12:37:06 PM
That blue is unreal. Such a glorious shot. Your composition and framing are excellent.
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07/01/2003 08:51:10 AM
Beautiful, brilliant, belissimo - colours are just superb. I love this shot :)
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07/01/2003 04:09:32 AM
Beautiful - is the blue the natural colour or did you create it by using the 'wrong' white balance?
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06/30/2003 01:43:11 PM
Wonderful photo - exposure is spot on - well done
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06/30/2003 12:47:34 PM
Very pretty but this is very busy and a bit dark. I like this and I'm sure it wasn't easy to shoot. Great color.
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06/30/2003 11:31:51 AM
Beautiful setting but way too much fo r my eye. What about a tighter crop or composure?
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06/30/2003 04:34:14 AM
nice colour
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06/30/2003 04:15:28 AM
this is very nice and grand. where is this?
06/30/2003 01:02:13 AM
Wow - all the colors.
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