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Spiral to the Pulpit
2nd PlaceSpiral to the Pulpit

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Holy Places (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: La Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
Date: May 7, 2006
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30sec
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2006

Went shooting with Damian at the "Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal". Now, I suppose it was a productive photoshoot, although I didn't think so at the time. All I could think of was my new wide angle lens in the mail, everytime i bottomed out at 17mm on my widest lens.

I definitely think this is the nicest church in Montreal. Not a coincidence that places 5th and 7th depict it aswell (7th being Damian).

Place: 2 out of 250
Avg (all users): 6.8333
Avg (commenters): 8.5500
Avg (participants): 6.5128
Avg (non-participants): 6.9877
Views since voting: 10046
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 240
Comments: 44
Favorites: 14 (view)

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06/04/2006 09:04:15 AM
very nice photo, an eye-catching one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/21/2006 03:29:40 PM
Very beautiful shot. Great capture of the lighting as well! congrats~
05/19/2006 06:38:34 PM
Lush, detailed image which satisfies me on all levels. Inspiring.
05/19/2006 01:35:31 PM
Originally posted by Diana:


My thoughts exactly!! :)

Well done, congrats on the ribbon.
05/19/2006 04:26:16 AM
Congratulations! Great angle and colours.
05/18/2006 06:09:34 PM
Congrats on this creative composition.
05/17/2006 07:40:23 PM
Wonderful shot, congratulations on your yellow!
05/17/2006 05:06:10 PM
05/17/2006 09:40:11 AM
I was at the Basilique last year and struggled with lighting issues. Would you be willing to share how you lit this? Did the slow shutter speed do the trick?


05/17/2006 08:48:44 AM
Pretty freaking amazing. The tones and intricate detail is terrific. Congrats.
05/17/2006 08:25:21 AM
Congrats on your third place ! I agree with you, this church is a jewel.
05/17/2006 06:00:09 AM
WTG!!! Congrats on the ribbon! Well deserved!
05/17/2006 05:26:04 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, great shot!
05/17/2006 03:46:07 AM
well done and congratulations on the well deserved ribbon
05/17/2006 02:39:42 AM
Lovely shot and congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
05/17/2006 02:27:58 AM
Love the angle, the colours, everything! Super picture. Congrats on the well deserved yellow.
05/17/2006 01:02:40 AM
Congrats on the Yellow.
05/17/2006 12:59:37 AM
05/17/2006 12:38:46 AM
Another of my top picks. I called this one well :-) Congrats on the yellow!
05/17/2006 12:36:08 AM
This was my favorite in the challenge. I love the composition, and your post-processing is so well done. Congrats on a well-deserved ribbon!
05/17/2006 12:32:22 AM
Hard to get more detailed than that. Congrats on yet another ribbon!
05/17/2006 12:25:05 AM
Stunning details on this masterpiece. Congrats on Yellow ;)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2006 10:25:47 PM
just beautiful...
05/16/2006 11:41:32 AM
05/16/2006 12:17:51 AM
love the detail.
05/15/2006 06:21:38 PM
very nice
05/15/2006 03:19:33 PM
Beautiful textures throughout this magnificent shot and building. Well done.
05/15/2006 01:36:01 PM
Fantastic perspective, color, exposure - 10
05/14/2006 09:35:49 PM
First image that popped up for me and I get this - beautiful architecture and a lovely perspective on it.
05/14/2006 02:41:48 PM
The dark rich colors are wonderful, interesting POV, my gaze slowly makes its way to the bright star burst enjoying all the detail on the journey.
05/14/2006 11:41:23 AM
Interesting angle amazing carvings
05/13/2006 11:33:18 PM
I like the perspective used in this shot. Great detail and color - well lit also for being inside. Good luck in the challenge.
05/13/2006 04:51:56 PM
Great job on the exposure - lots of details without anything been under or over.
05/13/2006 07:30:38 AM
great lighting and sharpness
05/12/2006 11:26:19 AM
Great dynamic flow to this composition. Nicely done.
05/11/2006 09:53:56 PM
Amazing architecture and wonderful perspective! Great lighting for inside a church too.
05/11/2006 09:28:21 PM
The colours, angles & wood textures are what I love about this - 9
05/11/2006 08:55:55 PM
This is simply gorgeous! Colors, contrast and composition are great. Stunning subject. Nice job!
05/10/2006 10:59:44 PM
There is a lot going on in this photo...but it keeps my attention. I like it.
05/10/2006 05:56:54 PM
this is beautiful! love the complexity! hope it does very well! (10)
05/10/2006 04:08:06 PM
WOOOOOW! i hope you get the blue. superb! 10
05/10/2006 08:58:37 AM
"WOW" this is just a fantastic image..... I love it..... A 10" from me.....
05/10/2006 03:38:22 AM
05/10/2006 12:55:22 AM
If you hadn't called it a Pulpit I would've thought this was a library I'd seen in an Indiana Jones movie.

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