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A sacred place in the mist
A sacred place in the mist

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Challenge: Sacred Places (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P9
Location: Helsinki, Finland.
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 120
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2003


Place: 8 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.4929
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 6.5733
Avg (non-participants): 6.4000
Views since voting: 2075
Votes: 140
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/23/2005 01:47:33 PM
i love this place.. :) though haven't seen it in such mist.. beautiful..
07/19/2005 04:34:44 PM
Go Finland, Go Finland!

Great shot. Rather unusual from the "clear hot summer day shot of the lutherian cathedral with loadsa people on the stairs"
05/15/2004 02:16:28 PM
now this is an awesome shot! The misty ambiance of it is wonderful. Great cropping and composition also on this! Good job!
11/19/2003 01:14:00 PM
11/19/2003 01:12:48 PM
Critic Club review:

I really think this shot is wonderful. Your dof is excellent, especially through the foggy setting. The allignment of the statues, lights, and church have a nice symmetry. The use of color, being muted by the fog, modifies the whole photo.

As with the other comments, I think your photo met the challenge well and you should be quite proud of this work.

I look forward to future shots from you.

11/17/2003 07:53:59 AM
Congratulations on a nice finish, really lovely.
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11/17/2003 02:07:33 AM
Thanks for all your votes and comments! I´m really glad with this place and average. It´s my best shot... Thanks
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2003 09:34:53 PM
i think this would be stronger as a true black and white, perhaps with higher contrast. as it is, i do like the symmetry of it quite a bit.
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11/16/2003 05:03:57 PM
Excellent work, I love the mood of this shot. Not much to complain about that's for sure. I love the symmetry too..... I like the way the foggy building in the background mirrors the shape of the two lamps either side of the statue.
Good Luck, Todd.
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11/16/2003 01:16:59 PM
Wonderful image. 10 Morgan
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11/16/2003 10:09:34 AM
Now THIS is cool. I can't wait to see the details on this one like WHERE??? Love the foginess especially with the background building! Love the B/W treatment! (or is it just the fog?) Outstanding shot...My favorite so far!
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11/15/2003 06:42:30 PM
I'm sorry, but I just have to say it: what I wouldn't give to see that amazing building without all the distractions in front of it!! The architecture looks just breathtaking. As it is...well, I like the composition, and the lighting, and especially the way you've captured the very foggy scene so well. The muted colors work well for the shot.
11/14/2003 10:09:31 PM
Really engaging idea. The levels of clarity work so well here! The statue fiture in center seems military rather than sacred, but the whole mood is overwhelmingly of a sacred feeling. Well seen.
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11/12/2003 04:32:06 AM
hola cielo, te he votado con un 10!!!!!, eres el mejor, la verdad es que quitando algún paisaje, las demás no son muy allá, verdad? Es muy buena (probablemente gane) la de la iglesia extraña en medio de unas montañas rojas tipo australia, le di un 6 pero se merece un 10...Te quiero!!
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11/11/2003 08:07:47 PM
i like
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11/11/2003 07:55:23 PM
I know it's misty and it really adds a sense of surrealness to the building in the background but my gut instinct vote on this one was a 4 because of the mist effect, I'm not a big fan of mist shots though I've tried them myself. Coming back and I see the nice balance in this shot, the light is well done and the clarity is there if you look for it. Going to an 8
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11/11/2003 06:12:48 PM
nice composition, tough shot done well
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11/11/2003 02:50:08 PM
Great shot! A tad off centre but barely noticable! :-)
The composition is spot on and I'm glad you didn't try to saturate the colors as it would've ruined the "misty" quality of the shot.
I fin the shot as more of a political genre than a sacred one but that's jsut me!

Keep it up! 8
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11/10/2003 11:07:20 PM
I know this is mist, but to me.....it's almost washed out too much. I bet it's just what you wanted though, and I'm not very good at this anyway. :) 5
11/10/2003 08:48:16 PM
The misty building looms behind, a perfect backdrop for the statue, and mimicking the shape and balance of the statue and the lights. 8
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11/10/2003 06:27:33 PM
I like the mood of this photo. Good shot.
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11/10/2003 04:55:09 PM
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11/10/2003 01:20:13 PM
Wow the lightposts and the fog are really cool. Nice crop.
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11/10/2003 02:58:30 AM
I love this, capturing this shot in the fog was a good choice,
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