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St. Peter's at Dusk
1st PlaceSt. Peter's at Dusk
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Challenge: Sacred Places (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: St. Peters
Date: Nov 6, 2003
Galleries: Sky, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2003

St Peters Church in Brighton. Mainly unused and falling apart now, they still light it up in the evenings.

Taken at 5:30pm, just as night was falling.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.2770
Avg (commenters): 8.4800
Avg (participants): 7.0909
Avg (non-participants): 7.4789
Views since voting: 6938
Votes: 148
Comments: 54
Favorites: 11 (view)


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11/25/2003 11:24:04 AM
Not a surprise at all. Incredible image! Congrats Matt.
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11/24/2003 09:41:38 PM
i like your photo. that's so nice. impression and romantic. keep the good work!
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11/19/2003 10:28:57 AM
OH YEAH! WHO DA MAN!!!! Nice shot man. Great seeing you front and center again!
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11/19/2003 10:23:52 AM
Well done Matt!

Nice work mate :)

John
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11/19/2003 03:20:28 AM
Congrats Matt, way to go!
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11/17/2003 11:10:14 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiice one! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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11/17/2003 07:09:44 PM
nice job on this photo, it's a really great grasp of what the church really looks like, the lighting brings out pretty random aspects of it, like the background of the church, and the view from the ground makes it look so big, good job!

Marc
Live Long and Prosper...
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11/17/2003 06:31:15 PM
Well done, blue ribbon for Sussex.
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11/17/2003 05:10:30 PM
great shot :) well deserved win
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11/17/2003 04:23:45 PM
<bounce> <bounce>
Matt gets a BLUEEEE!
Matt gets a BLUEEEEEEEE!
<bounce> <bounce> <bounce> <bounce>
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11/17/2003 03:54:59 PM
Congratulations ... I knew straight away this was a winner .. it's stunning ..
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11/17/2003 10:53:27 AM
Congrats M :)
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11/17/2003 08:50:57 AM
Yayyyyy, you did it! Congratulations, my friend!
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11/17/2003 08:42:08 AM
M! Nicely done bud! Good choice ;-)
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11/17/2003 08:37:15 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved win, I love this shot! :-)
Marta
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11/17/2003 08:07:21 AM
Congratulations Matt on a well deserved ribbon!
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11/17/2003 07:41:11 AM
Congratulations on the blue...well deserved. Anne
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11/17/2003 05:51:03 AM
Matt! 3 words: You Da Man !!! The lighting on this photo is awesome. You deserved the blue ribbon.
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11/17/2003 05:03:03 AM
Great timing! this shot would be practically be impossible to succeed at with no natural light at all. congrats for the blue!
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11/17/2003 04:27:59 AM
Congratulations Matt - had to get a blue onto your profile sooner or later. Great work.
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11/17/2003 04:06:23 AM
Thanks guys for the comments and the votes. This has been a shot I've been wanting to take since I first saw the church lit up. When I saw the sacred places challenge, I figured "What the hey.. might as well go take a picture of it now." This particular shot was from the first evening I tried, and to be honest, I was hoping to get it a bit lighter in the sky.

I went back the next evening to attempt to do that and captured this:
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I think the first is the stronger of the two, but the exposure on the tower is better on the second.
11/17/2003 02:34:51 AM
Well done, knew this would do it!
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11/17/2003 12:36:12 AM
Congrats! You done good!

Richard
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11/17/2003 12:26:39 AM
Woohooo! Very nice. Congrats, M!
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11/17/2003 12:04:22 AM
beautiful! congrats on the blue ribbon!
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11/17/2003 12:03:05 AM
Congrats! It's a beauty!!
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11/17/2003 12:03:01 AM
Absolutely beautiful M. Well deserved blue ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2003 02:17:04 PM
A great example of how allowing more editing would help -- I'd apply a perspective correction to straighten out the building on the far right (and the lampposts on the left, but they don't bother me as much). Everything else looks greta.
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11/15/2003 10:28:11 PM
WOW.....for a lack of a better word...10
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11/15/2003 06:40:29 PM
This is a beautiful church, almost reminds me of Notre Dame! The lighting is very well done and the clarity of the shot is amazing. The only thing that could have made this a perfect 10 or raised it to a 9 is a slightly tighter crop, less leaves on the bottom and the trees on the right are a bit distracting. An 8
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11/15/2003 01:59:44 PM
Good shot. I might conside cropping the left side just enought to get rid of that one light closest to the camera.
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11/14/2003 10:23:03 PM
Wonderful clarity here! I like the composition and the inclusion of the other lights, though I do wish you'd have moved your camera a little to right to get the entirety of the church. COlors and lighting are marvelous!
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11/14/2003 02:54:20 AM
Excellent, love this picture. Keep coming back, looking at it and appreciating it. The details in the tower is brilliant, the colours all around in the leaves, the trees, the stone work and even the sky. No hesitation in giving a 10
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11/14/2003 12:26:44 AM
One of my favorites this time out! I love the capture of the tower and how well it is placed in the image. The ground level placement of your Camera also added so much to the majestic feel of this Church. I know impossible to get around but i wish those trees were not present at the very rear of this shot. still works for me:) Good luck 9
Richard

Message edited by author 2003-11-17 00:06:41.
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11/12/2003 04:20:56 PM
well shot, well exposed, and a great time - the dusk light gives just enough defintion in the sky to keep it interesting
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11/12/2003 03:16:40 PM
Excellent work. The exposure here is right on, and I like how the tallest part is also the brightest - it really attracts the viewer's attention.
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11/12/2003 01:40:57 PM
fab , great colours ,focus and compostion 10/10 hope this gets a ribbon
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11/11/2003 10:09:12 PM
nice lighting
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11/11/2003 09:17:06 PM
Big big shot. super clear- super interesting. I don't even mind the street lamp glare- because the color of the inner sanctum lights is so pleasantly green.
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11/11/2003 02:52:21 PM
The best church night sht of the challenge! The perspective gives drama. The lighting isn't too harsh, it's actually soothing. Keep it up! 9
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11/11/2003 09:20:48 AM
Great warm colors and sharpness. Lighting is perfect. Good luck. jacko 10
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11/11/2003 06:49:20 AM
The contrasts of the dark blue sky and the orange toned leaves and light are a perfect mix as a surrounding for your church. It gives your image a lot of life and charachter. Had you only had the church alone the effect wouldn't have been as good as it is here. Top marks for this one (10)
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11/10/2003 11:19:40 PM
awesome.
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11/10/2003 11:04:57 PM
Lighting is gorgeous. I love orange of leaves and yellow of light. composition is appealing, contrast and detail keep me looking further. 8
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11/10/2003 08:46:21 PM
Exposure was done perfectly. You were able to capture the great detail in the church with the incredible lighting. The great autumn colors on the ground and in the trees. The blue hues in the sky help to give it a warming feeling.
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11/10/2003 04:24:09 PM
The gold of the leaves and the lights comliments the dark dark blue of the sky with the floodlit tower inbetween - wow! I like the golden branched framing hte pic on the left - wish we could see a bit more to the right to finish the line of the roof...9
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11/10/2003 04:11:37 PM
Nice shot. Exposure is good, colour is very good. my fav of the challenge. 8
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11/10/2003 12:15:55 PM
Wonderful capture. I like the lamp post and the leaves in an orange hue. Sky is great too. 10 from me.
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11/10/2003 12:10:08 PM
very nice colors, and nice details
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11/10/2003 09:11:11 AM
Nice shot. I like the leaves and trees as colorful modifiers to the church. Good job.
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11/10/2003 07:06:37 AM
great composition and I especially love the way you got down low to get a good aspect of the fallen leaves in. Just a shame you hadn't snapped a little sooner when the clouds were a little moodier over to the right ! Perhaps im wrong on the direction of them but had they been over teh church / cathedral it would have been a really picturesque moody sort of image. good job - 8
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11/10/2003 06:59:29 AM
Very pretty lighting and colors
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11/10/2003 02:37:50 AM
Gorgeous shot, and beautiful church
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11/10/2003 02:28:32 AM
Striking photo. Lovely contrast between the warmth of the leaves and the cold tower.
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