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jjbeguin


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Challenge: Sacred Places (Classic Editing)
Collection: Architecture/Cityscape
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F100
Location: St Peter's Cathedral, Geneva
Date: Nov 4, 2003
Galleries: Architecture, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.9231
Avg (commenters): 8.2593
Avg (participants): 6.7808
Avg (non-participants): 7.0714
Views since voting: 4594
Votes: 143
Comments: 43
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/21/2003 06:42:16 PM
I just have to comment, I noticed this picture as a thumbnail and said to myself gee thats dark what is it? As it loaded I started seeing the rails in the light and it was dark again, but as my eyes adjusted to the picture man that small light in the top near the banisters above the dark arches really lightened the whole picture. Wow! I like it! It is like looking through a window or Matrix! Congratulations!
11/19/2003 08:00:48 AM
Congrats on the ribbon jj!
11/19/2003 04:16:51 AM
Good one JJ, congrats.
11/18/2003 03:36:04 PM
This is definitely number one for me. Sumptuous tones and subtle lighting, great angle, beautiful texture. Great title too - a master at work for sure.

Shame on that person who voted 2 (or any below 7 to be frank).
11/17/2003 03:56:45 PM
Congratulations ... the use of light is just great.
11/17/2003 08:09:42 AM
Votre utilisation de lumière est simplement magnifique ici. Félicitations sur un autre ruban !
11/17/2003 07:42:24 AM
Congratulations on the placement, it's a stunning shot. Anne
11/17/2003 02:37:43 AM
Brilliant! Well done.
11/17/2003 01:12:01 AM
JJ - I love you, man. Another brilliant effort.

Pedro
11/17/2003 12:46:08 AM
Another Ribbon! how am I ever going to catch up JJ!!?? A wonderful talent you have.

Richard
11/17/2003 12:27:33 AM
JJ, you've won again. Way to go! Congrats.
11/17/2003 12:20:59 AM
I thought I recognized the deft touch of JJ in this shot! It's great picture too, one of my highest rated this week and a deserved ribbon.
11/17/2003 12:04:05 AM
Really nice job...congrats!!!
11/17/2003 12:03:07 AM
stunning! one of my favorites of the challenge...congrats on another beautiful pic and ribbon.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2003 08:22:02 PM
One of the best entries in the challenge. 9 if I could vote.
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11/16/2003 07:42:12 AM
Now the border works on this shot. This is a technically good photo as well as a moving artistic expression. Whether its a place where I would worship or not, it has atmosphere and depth in the tones of the shadows and the definition o fthe walls and supports. One thing that might count against it is that the alcove/doorway that is in darkness in the lower right seems to have something in it that is distracting. If this were printed I'd think the "blemish" might be someone's thumbprint after eating some potato chips or something. It isn't solid but it is distracting. Still, this is a very high scoring photo. Good capture. How many did you have to take to come away with this one?
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11/15/2003 08:06:59 PM
Dynamic perspective, fine crop (taking into account the respective weights in the image), great rendering and display of this fugue of variable light!

A profound joy and a model of a photograph!
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11/15/2003 06:22:15 PM
Love it how the line of better lighted arches lead the eye across the frame,
Very nice exposure and toning, the focus remains on the lighter cross section whereas the darker parts fill in the details so that you know what you are looking at. Lower right and upper left corners are slightly darker, works well.
Nice subtle framing.

Great job!
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11/15/2003 05:53:28 PM
I love the low-key of this, it's very moody and beautiful. Nice work!
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11/15/2003 01:03:29 PM
Wow! I REALLY like this!
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11/15/2003 11:11:46 AM
This is my highest rated photo of this challenge. I like the architecture, the lighting and the angle of this scene. Not only does this picture give me a sense of sacred, it also captures "Holiness". A compelling piece.
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11/15/2003 12:13:37 AM
Very nice. Great mood and use of light. The composition is outstanding. 10
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11/14/2003 10:26:16 PM
Nice lighting capture, and the tones are so effective in eliciting a sacred feeling. Subtle, lovely, powerful image! 9
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11/14/2003 03:15:49 PM
8, or 9 I'm pondering. I wonder if it's too dark for many here? It certainly isn't for me ... my problem with it is that it's perhaps a little straight-forward. A great moment of lighting to capture, placing the sunlight onto that line of pillars, and capturing the loom of the rest of the building. Great focus and detail, of course, but you don't get a ten because in the end I don't quite like it as much as my favourite of this challenge, and I find my second favourite a little preferable to this, but whether that's a whole point's worth ...
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11/14/2003 02:56:33 AM
WOW, brilliant... This remind me of a FMV scene from a high class computer game... I love how the light just catches the stone across the middle of the picture, I can sense the colours in the stained glass windows too at the top. Well deserved 10!
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11/14/2003 01:14:56 AM
Beautiful lighting. Your timing was good to get this.
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11/14/2003 12:52:39 AM
wonderful job! your perspective and the placement of the column just off center to the left, supporting the arch that finds its way to the uper left corner, brings great balance to the whole image. 8
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11/13/2003 11:15:21 PM
Very dramatic shot here. The lighting is very well done on the bannister but the darkness in the lower arch is a bit much for me personally, maybe a little different crop that would take the bannister from one corner to the other? The thin white border is also a bit of a distraction. I started at a 4 from the first glance but am going to a 7 on this one.
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11/13/2003 09:27:33 PM
Clean, simple and very pleasing to the eye. I love the angle. The light really focuses on the row of small pillars which i think brings out the majesty of the catehdral, It reminds me of the Cathedral in Cologne.
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11/13/2003 01:24:50 PM
this is a winner ... very clear , fab light, 10/10
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11/12/2003 01:00:26 PM
I like the lighting. Good Job.
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11/11/2003 06:22:58 PM
great shot, I love the vastness of your composition, well done
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11/11/2003 07:23:31 AM
I love the lighting and the diagonal. 8
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11/11/2003 04:34:06 AM
Good play of shadow and light, especially the way the sunlight is highlighting a parallel line toward the top of the photo there. The perspective is also very appropriate.
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11/10/2003 11:13:33 PM
This is more my taste. I like SHADOWS! Photo's like this leave much to the imagination and I am an imaginative girl. I like the angle you shot. Bravo!
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11/10/2003 10:34:39 PM
This is simply breathtaking. It feels as though I were there. Magnifique!
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11/10/2003 07:59:22 PM
While I like your angle of view I would have liked to have seen a little more of the rest of the building. I know that this might have been impossible and I know this might look better bigger but that is my opinion.
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11/10/2003 06:17:22 PM
The light picks out beautiful details, and the lines of the arches curve away into darkness - very spiritual. A light shining in the darkness. 9
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11/10/2003 03:55:17 PM
terrific lighting. this might be more striking in black & white or even duotone, picking up the mid shade of the brown brick.
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11/10/2003 02:36:26 PM
Fantastic.
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11/10/2003 02:02:50 PM
ten! This could be my favorite - let me finish voting.
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11/10/2003 01:19:52 AM
Excellent light and tones.
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11/10/2003 12:14:15 AM
very interesting exposure here. I love the detail that is still visible in the darkness...
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