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God Bless England.
God Bless England.

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Challenge: Sacred Places (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: St Peter's Church, Huddersfield
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Aperture: F3.1
ISO: 50
Shutter: 3/10
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2003

Not really a place sacred to me, as I'm Jewish... but not religious. I'd say I was more into spirituality. I believe everywhere is sacred.
However, I thought I'd go for the obvious challenge interpretation.

Place: 10 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.3472
Avg (commenters): 7.2353
Avg (participants): 6.0405
Avg (non-participants): 6.6714
Views since voting: 1644
Votes: 144
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0

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12/10/2003 09:37:26 AM
Very beautiful photo. The color tones are wonderful and the DOF is terrific. I like how you captured the light coming through the window, yet it doesn't overpower or wash out the photo...nice job.
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11/21/2003 10:48:36 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Bobster...

I think this is an excellent indoor architecture study. The lighting you have to work with here is actually very nice. I like the way the brighter light in the front window of the church seems to be symbolic of the light of a higher power :) I think you also did an excellent job of keeping the perspective distortion in check. Verticals usually seem to tilt inward because a photographer will not keep the film plane parallel to those verticals.

I don't think there is anything you can do to improve this image without employing a much wider angle lens.

Excellent work :)
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11/19/2003 10:05:25 PM
Hey Bobster congrats on the top ten finish! Coley
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11/17/2003 07:56:50 AM
Very nice image and congratulkations on the top ten placement. Anne
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2003 11:15:02 PM
Marvelous clarity! Nice tones and mood. 9
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11/16/2003 08:41:23 PM
This is a very pretty shot, the runners on the side bringing you into the shot and taking you to the alter, the almost mirror image in the cropping and the mystical haze on the front window. The colors are very vibrant and bold, maybe just a bit too bold? It seems it should be just a bit more subdued? and the cark line across the carpet in the lower part is abit distracting. Started with a 7 am going to an 8
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11/15/2003 07:45:27 PM
The best photo of the challenge,10 !
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11/14/2003 11:15:18 AM
a beautiful place, well-lit, crisp and clean
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11/13/2003 04:57:15 PM
The colors in this photo are outstanding, great photo!
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11/12/2003 06:17:10 PM
I quite love this shot, and after coming back to it several times, have rated it higher. The great repetition of lines and patterns gives this shot a lot of strength. I like the lighting, and the somewhat "soft focus" around the stained glass windows. The photo definitely represents something that is sacred to me, evokes the feeling of peace that I get in a church. The only thing that detracts from the shot, for me, is the overwhelming expanse of red carpet at the bottom of the shot. I would love to have seen some of that cropped out; it makes the photo feel somewhat unbalance to me.
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11/12/2003 04:57:45 PM
good composition, but I'd rather have seen the upper window not cropped. Good exposure given the conditions too. some people would have added some focal point or needed interest.
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11/11/2003 06:19:04 PM
nice shot, love the colours
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11/10/2003 10:46:16 PM
Great photo and beautiful building. DOF, contrast, color.......it works for me. I thought I'd like to see less red carpet, but again......it does show the depth of the room. I like this one very much..
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11/10/2003 08:31:36 PM
Neat and tidy. Very balanced, wonderif it would be more interesting less balanced? But that wouldn't be Brittish! I like the difuse glow from the window. I would have included less of the floor and more of the ceiling.
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11/10/2003 08:09:30 PM
i would have liked this better if it had included more of the ceiling.
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11/10/2003 03:42:53 PM
Bit overexposed, good colour and focus. 6
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11/10/2003 02:03:21 PM
Nice balance and composure!
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11/10/2003 01:39:31 PM
Wonderfully composed, but seems a bit over-exposed due to the fuzzy windows. I've had better luck under-exposing photos then bright/contrast in PS or PSP. 6
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11/10/2003 01:00:32 PM
Luscious looking chapel. You did a good job, I would imagine the lighting was not easy to work with.
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11/10/2003 08:34:46 AM
Amen! God Bless England!

This photo is flawless in my opinion. I wouldn't change a thing.
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11/10/2003 03:11:50 AM
A little over exposed for my taste on the window, but otherwise a lovely shot.
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11/10/2003 01:13:47 AM
Nice shot, a bit overexposed in the windows. Difficult exposure but you might have caught it at a different time of day.
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