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Our Lady Of Sodium Vapor
Our Lady Of Sodium Vapor

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Challenge: Framing III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Jan 21, 2008
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2008

I don't have high hopes for this one. It was fun anyway. This is actually St. Mary On The Mount church high on Mt. Washington overlooking downtown Pittsburgh. The church was taken near Point State Park juxtaposed against a nearby street lamp.

In PSP X2, NI, levels, channel mixer (boosted red and gree, sunk blue), HSL for yellowish monochrome, curves, USM, resize, JPG.

POST: A new personal worst! Not sure what I was thinking entering this. Truly, I liked the title more than the image. Responding to some of the comments, yes, the sun was bright and the church facade was in the shadows. It faces north and we're talking January in Pittsburgh. I tried to restore some of the details in post-processing, but it didn't work too well. (Anyone notice that the roof is gone?) I do believe however that it met the challenge as well as (if not better than) many of the entries that I saw. Chalk it up to learning...

Place: 138 out of 159
Avg (all users): 4.5815
Avg (commenters): 4.1250
Avg (participants): 4.1321
Avg (non-participants): 4.7184
Views since voting: 680
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 227
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 09:27:26 AM
Interesting perspective shot.
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01/26/2008 01:49:47 AM
Seems a bit bright and blown out to me. I think since the shot is overexposed the contrast and details suffer. I do like the tone in this shot.
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01/25/2008 06:34:08 AM
hahaha. Good shot. Interesting take.
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01/25/2008 02:59:25 AM
Nice idea but the brightness of the sky dominates for me
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01/24/2008 05:47:46 PM
Not framed on 2 sides as specified.
01/24/2008 01:38:33 PM
Oh, I really think it would have worked so much better in color! It just looks sort of boring... Sorry
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01/24/2008 01:01:33 AM
Very interesting building! :D
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01/23/2008 01:33:08 PM
LOVE the title....
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