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Challenge: Religion (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: May 26, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1.3 sec
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2007

The Marktkirche in Wiesbaden; a Lutheran church built from 1852 to 1862 (which makes it relatively new 'round these parts). I think church organs are elegant and stately. The angle isn't so much an artistic statement (though I do like it) it's because I didn't have a tripod - I set the camera on what I think is probably the hymnal rail which is at an angle and gave me this perspective among others.

Post processing - tonemapped from a single RAW file. Opened the resulting jpeg in PS, used an adjustment layer in normal blending mode to convert to black and white then faded the opacity to 16% (to tone down the tonemapping a bit). Slight hue/sat, slight exposure tweaks, cropped, sharpened, resized, added thin border, saved, then saved for web. (First save is so I have the history file.)

And for those that didn't like the angle, here's a straight-on version:
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Place: 26 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.1217
Avg (commenters): 5.8182
Avg (participants): 5.6825
Avg (non-participants): 6.3413
Views since voting: 790
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 189
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/27/2007 09:56:13 PM
I shoot in my church all the imte, but I can never acheive this kind of brightness and clarity of colour...lovely
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06/17/2007 08:11:50 PM
Deb, this is such a beautiful shot. I absolutely love it. The colors are so beautiful and the sharpness is impecable. Great job and great score.
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06/08/2007 09:54:33 PM
Congrats Deb! 26th place, gotta love it. I love the angles here. adds so much depth and interest to the shot. and you did a wonderful job with the colors!
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06/08/2007 01:37:49 PM
Hey, yer doing great here! Getting the hang of that tone mapping!

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06/07/2007 03:13:00 AM
Stunning shot, Debs. Love everything about this one, especially the way you controlled the tone mapping with the B&W layer :-)
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06/06/2007 03:20:52 PM
This is a really interesting shot. I compared it to the straight on shot and your angle adds so much depth to the pic. I have to learn to take pics from different perspectives like this. Very cool!
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06/06/2007 11:32:40 AM
Wow! What an amazing photo. The perspective is wonderful! And the colors amazing. You did an incredible job with this! Thanks for sharing this amazing place!
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06/06/2007 10:18:05 AM
Oh Wow! Beautiful Deb! I love the original approach you took with the angle. It's very striking.

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06/06/2007 09:17:38 AM
Congrats! You placed very well in this uber low-scoring challenge, and deserved much higher. I really love the perspective on this. BTW - what's up with the guy who wrote "stupid" and gave you a 7? Sounds like an oxy-moron, pun intended.
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06/06/2007 07:02:12 AM
hey deb .. congratulations for an unusual take with your composition .. its pretty daring i reckon in a challenge, coz so many ppl dont think outside the box ... the clarity, the design, the colours, etc are excellent .. 27 out'v 305 aint bad !!!:):)x
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06/06/2007 12:23:26 AM
Hey Deb, you got me by ONE place!! too cool!! great shot!!! Love it!!! it should have done better thou...really nice shot!!! Way to go!!!
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06/06/2007 12:22:52 AM
deb i like the angle. i bet the music from this is food for the soul
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06/06/2007 12:19:21 AM
Nah, I disagree with the anti-tilt folks. I think it's much more interesting this way. Congrats, Deb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2007 05:32:36 PM
Done properly a tilted shot can bring power to an image. I don't see a reason for tilting this shot...
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06/05/2007 02:15:06 PM
beautiful definition and clarity of focus. unique perspective and framing, wonderful light capture and color rendition, this is a wonderful shot, great job
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06/04/2007 06:25:58 PM
like the angle, puts a different spin on the photo :-)
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06/03/2007 10:47:28 AM
I feel I need to turn my head to get the shot in perspective and it feels a little busy. Still....a good shot overall.
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06/03/2007 10:29:02 AM
Unusual perspective really doesn't add anything to this to me.
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06/03/2007 06:48:23 AM
stupid 7
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06/02/2007 05:14:41 PM
unusual angle
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06/01/2007 02:50:57 PM
Wow. This threw me off balance for a minute.
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05/31/2007 06:31:17 PM
Interesting angle and lines :)
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05/31/2007 03:44:33 AM
I like the processing except for the severe angle.
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05/30/2007 04:25:42 PM
I like how smooth this is
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05/30/2007 09:12:15 AM
very nice but would have prefered to have seen it straight, but that is omo
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05/30/2007 08:45:55 AM
This is making me dizzy... very clear though, 7.
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