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Challenge: Churches (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Location: Local church
Date: Jun 3, 2010
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/200 s
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2010

I wasn't planning on entering this challenge but was in town with my husband the day after the challenge was announced and had my camera with me.
We'd just received the sad news that Sabine, the wife of my husbands cousin, had died (very tragically, I may add).
We went into the small church on the main shopping street because I wanted to light candles for my Mum (who died nearly four years ago) and Sabine.
The church was empty and very quiet (although the street outside was bursting with people).
I lit the candles and was on my way back up the aisle when I noticed my husband kneeling in prayer (he was very sad that day, in fact we both were). The light was so perfect from the stained glass window so I took a couple of shots just to capture the moment.
When I checked the photos at home I thought I'd take the chance and enter the challenge. I'm really thrilled that it got a 6+ score (6.2 as I'm writing), the comments were also very much appreciated.
My husband kept asking me during voting how "he" was doing and I was happy to tell him he was doing just fine ;-)

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 112
Avg (all users): 6.2526
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.7083
Avg (non-participants): 6.4366
Views since voting: 1460
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 190
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/19/2010 11:36:01 PM
This photo does capture the essence of "church". I didn't vote, but would have given this a very high mark. It has that "something" about it, and part of that is the sincerity. I will be very surprised if this does not get a Posthumous Award.
My condolences about your relative, Sabine.
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06/16/2010 07:38:40 AM
This is fantastic, and goes beyond a mere photograph. For me, it captures the emotion, the experience, the relationship with God. You've truly captured a moment that speaks to the human soul.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2010 10:47:09 PM
good idea
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06/14/2010 12:13:30 PM
You caught a wonderful moment of prayer with beautiful light. Very nice exposure.
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06/12/2010 10:36:44 PM
Great shot. Unique idea.
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06/12/2010 01:42:53 AM
something differant, well done
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06/11/2010 01:22:54 AM
I like how this is lit and the negative space at the bottom.
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06/10/2010 10:55:38 PM
This is stunning and emotive! The stained glass window light on the prayer subject is just mesmerizing! My fave in this challenge!!! Even above my own LOL! :)
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06/10/2010 09:37:13 PM
Excellent image.
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06/09/2010 06:04:54 PM
i like the minimalist feel. great crop. 8
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