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Architecture III Take II
Architecture III Take II

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Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Galveston, TX
Date: Jun 4, 2006
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2006

The criticism was almost unanimous on this one. I re-took the shot without the element that most everyone said was distracting. The original image:


I'm an ex-photojournalist. I've always believed that a photo like this should have a person in it. Perhaps a priest or a worshiper would have been better received.

Pretty sure this one is still not ribbon worthy. I'm interested in seeing the reaction.

Place: 39 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.4431
Avg (commenters): 7.1176
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Views since voting: 1112
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 167
Comments: 20
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06/15/2006 08:28:29 PM
Since the theme for the challenge was "Architecture", this rendition is much more suited to the theme. I do agree, a priest, nun or worshiper posed off center left and not blocking any delightful architectural details would make an excellent 'Evironmental Portrait'. It is totally dependant on the intent of the photograph. Both images are well lighted, composed, and captured. Had I been available to vote on this challenge, I would have given a 10 for this one. Well done!
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06/13/2006 01:55:04 PM
I agree with you that a person would furhter improved this already good photo. I think it should definitely have been a solitary worshiper sitting somewhere on the benches relatively close to the camera. It would add a human element and also add a pleasant "symmetry breaking" to the shot. In the original shot, the person was blocking the altar and was too symmetrically located. Also, her pose was not exactly what you would expect in a church.
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06/13/2006 02:08:16 AM
Correction to the original photo reference in your notes:
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FWIW, I think BOTH are awesome! If a human subject would add interest, it would be someone swinging from one of the lights - THAT would make it perfect! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 10:01:12 PM
Nice shot and you handled the dark and light areas well.
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06/12/2006 10:00:19 PM
I like the improvements you've made here. This one does look better. I like how I can see more of the benches although I think you could have made them even brighter by dodging them just a bit. I also like the crop. It seems to make the church ceiling look higher than the original did. Removing the person also makes a big difference, however I think the problem in the original with that was who the person was. I bet if she was an old fragile looking woman it would have worked but with the younger one in that pose it made it look like a tourist photo.
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06/12/2006 06:55:54 PM
scarbrd, right? Nice, very nice improvement. Got rid of the distraction in the aisle and the composition is much better in this one. I like the feel of the shot overall. The only thing that bothers me betweent this one and the original is the original looked a bit brighter and whiter. But otherwise, much better. I would have given the original a 5, this one gets a 7 for improvement and just cuz it deserves it! ;)
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06/12/2006 02:43:34 PM
Well captured,bright and sharp!
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06/12/2006 08:09:52 AM
Much better without the person in the church.
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06/11/2006 11:25:44 PM
Beautiful! 10
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06/11/2006 08:35:52 PM
This looks like it was a hard picture to take with the extreme difference in contrast, but it looks great!
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06/11/2006 09:49:51 AM
The contrast between the light ceiling and the dark pews is quite strong. processing the pews separatly to show slightly more detail should help with this
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06/10/2006 12:35:56 AM
Just beautiful.
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06/09/2006 07:17:15 AM
The clean view up to the altar and the color of the floor make this a much better shot than the first. I think having a viewer taking in the scene was a great idea, but it didn't work in the setting. I like this a lot better.
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06/07/2006 09:23:20 PM
I really like this image...
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06/07/2006 01:42:16 PM
A beautiful church/place... Good picture also.
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06/06/2006 01:05:43 PM
Not a abd shot, nice lines and curves but it's a little too dark in the lower part of the shot, where it blends into one due to lack of contrast.
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06/06/2006 12:34:18 PM
wow a real great shot.
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06/06/2006 10:20:03 AM
No, it was better with the woman in it!
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06/06/2006 09:51:20 AM
I think the white in the ceiling and arches doesn't do justice to the architecture, maybe taking it with less light and more shadows.
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06/06/2006 02:26:13 AM
Taking The shot without the person,and toning back a little, has improved the imagethe lighting and window colors are better. again Top Shelf..
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