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Spiritual  Symmetry
1st PlaceSpiritual Symmetry

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Challenge: Churches II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Markham Ontario
Date: Nov 8, 2014
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2014

An unbelievably balanced scene
Had to Enter to try out the new sizes

As I lay down on the cold pavement last Saturday I suddenly realized how much I miss competing in the challenges

Thanks all who looked voted and commented on my image.


Place: 1 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.9875
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 6.8649
Avg (non-participants): 7.0930
Views since voting: 1301
Views during voting: 153
Votes: 80
Comments: 16
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09/08/2015 02:29:57 PM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

Congratulations on winning with this image hat fits the challenge well.

Your title sums it up well, such symmetry! I find the whole scene so disturbingly unreal it looks more like an architects model. A normal sort of street with modern houses either side and then plonked at the end of the street between them such an unlikely church in such an unlikely setting. Nowhere, any signs of life, at all, it all seems so spookily unreal to me, its really weird.

Anyway, as for the execution, you've certainly nailed the symmetry perfectly, well done. It's so perfect I have had to double check that its not a mirrored image, its not, the differences are very subtle indeed. You seem to have an extraordinary DOF for maximum aperture though you will have been at the 17mm end for sure. The dark sky at the top balances well with the darkness of the rod at the bottom.

Anyway, well done. It's a shame you seem to inactive again, I hope you return soon, Sid
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11/20/2014 10:42:42 AM
I am so glad to see you back. I hope you enter more. I am completely and totally in love with your photography and wish you were here to mentor me. I love how you see things. :)
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11/17/2014 04:18:09 PM
hah, never been back to this part.
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11/17/2014 11:43:08 AM
Congratulations! Very nice image.
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11/17/2014 05:34:40 AM
Wonderful shot, Coley. Congrats on your blue.
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11/17/2014 12:24:28 AM
Remarkable symmetry and pageantry. Congrats on the ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2014 09:29:14 AM
Well photographed. Could be for Lonely Road of Faith.
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11/15/2014 09:53:38 PM
Wonderful shot and great leading lines.
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11/15/2014 12:15:23 AM
Awesome place and great job photographing it. I like how there's no people in the scene, it's just peaceful and serene under the softly overcast sky with some darkness at the top to hold it all in.
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11/13/2014 02:40:27 PM
Love this one! The extraordinary within the row of ordinary houses, really works for me.
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11/13/2014 01:02:43 PM
East meets West...sort of. Like the contradictions in this.
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11/13/2014 06:37:48 AM
The fenced in areas a little distracting, particularly on the left. Otherwise I really like this one.
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11/10/2014 02:35:59 PM
My favorite of the group. My only 10
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11/10/2014 11:32:51 AM
Fantastic. The ship comes home!
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11/10/2014 06:03:08 AM
Pity about those ugly fences, but great shot and for me perfect b&w conversion.
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11/10/2014 01:55:24 AM
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