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The Church on the Hill
The Church on the Hill
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Challenge: Fences II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Raetihi, New Zealand
Date: Mar 15, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 second
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2008

A church on the outskirts of Raetihi. Raetihi is a small town near Mount Ruapehu in the middle of New Zealand's North Island. Mount Ruapehu is the only mountain in the North Island that can be skied in winter and it is also an active volcano. A few years back it erupted during the ski season. My father-in-law lives in Raetihi and we were there for a week when this was taken. This is a Ratana Church. The morning was foggy and there was a wonderful golden light as the sun rose. This made some great colours but also meant the sky behind the church is not the nice blue it was an hour or so later. The shots with the blue sky didn't grab me like the colours in this one did.

Editing Steps:
Convert from RAW
* exposure -0.38
Brightness -7
Contrast +15
Levels 0, 1.23, 255
Saturation +17
Curves "s" curve with large lift on hilights
Flatten
Resize
USM
Add border
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.4629
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 6.3140
Avg (non-participants): 6.5524
Views since voting: 1900
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 229
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/26/2008 08:05:34 PM
Beautiful light and what a lovely setting! Congrats on a top ten!
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03/26/2008 04:13:26 AM
Yep you made a good choice! Congrats on a top ten ;)
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03/26/2008 01:36:19 AM
Congrats on your top 10 Gerry!!!!
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03/26/2008 12:08:43 AM
nice finish, congrats on the top 10!
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03/26/2008 12:07:38 AM
Top 10 again! I think you made the right decision on this one. Part of the appeal is the colour of that sky against the landscape. Great stuff.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2008 09:15:57 AM
Nice image. I would prefer to see the top cropped to a bit above the telephone pole as the empty sky doesn't add much.
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03/24/2008 10:13:39 AM
Well done. The compostion is great.
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03/23/2008 06:25:02 PM
Simple, beautiful colors. TOo bad about the telephone pole - not much to do about that though :). NIce work.
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03/22/2008 11:40:57 PM
What a beautiful morning.
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03/22/2008 09:28:55 PM
I really like this photo, very nice lighting and composition! I wish that light pole wasn't there though!
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03/22/2008 03:45:54 AM
Slight over-saturation aside, this is a beautiful comp and scene. More natural looking would be a bonus here, but this is hard to complain about. Very nice!!
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03/21/2008 04:34:25 PM
Good saturation on the sunlit grass.
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03/21/2008 04:53:03 AM
Pity about the powerpole and line. Otherwise I love this shot.
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03/20/2008 06:25:55 PM
Lovely composition to this.
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03/20/2008 03:43:15 PM
The weed fence,,, doing a nice job of it too.
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03/20/2008 01:31:43 PM
a pity the electrical pole/lines are in the shot really takes away from this stunning scene; your composition is perfect and the light is so pleasing
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03/20/2008 01:11:03 PM
interesting and beautiful.-
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03/19/2008 01:39:36 PM
A very simple image that really sings. I love the colours and the long shadows.
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03/19/2008 11:02:30 AM
well balanced and great leading lines. mmm I think the only thing is the fence really isnt so much the main focus of the photo or like you cant really get a feel of the fences. great photo over all though
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03/19/2008 06:50:24 AM
Very nice composition and negative space created by house and Telephone pole.
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