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Our Lady Of Perpetual Monochrome
Our Lady Of Perpetual Monochrome

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Challenge: Churches II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Nov 7, 2014
Aperture: 9.0
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2014

Immaculate Conception Church, Clinton, NJ

5 image HDR merged in HDR Efex Pro 2
Processed and perspective adjusted in Photoshop + Viveza 2 and Color Efex Pro 4
B&W Converted and adjusted in Lightroom

I've wanted to have a close-up loog this church since I saw it being built in the 90's. It stands on a hill away from everything else on a large piece of property and this finally gave me a reason to go. Sky was just perfect that morning and the combination of landscape and lighting gave me many shots to choose from.

Originally a color shot I was never quite happy with the tones - they looked a bit artificial and uneven, as can happen with HDR, so I took a look in B&W and it just worked so much better without color variations to distract.

Place: 5 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.5125
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.3243
Avg (non-participants): 6.6744
Views since voting: 941
Views during voting: 157
Votes: 80
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/23/2014 06:32:43 PM
Great clarity, striking building. The monochrome is perfect for this.
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11/17/2014 05:41:26 AM
Wonderful building, love the monochrome. Congrats, Jake.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2014 09:58:56 PM
I once entered an image called "Our Lady of Sodium Vapor." Had to share. Cool stuff here. May the monochrome gods smile upon you.
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11/16/2014 03:17:21 PM
I loved the title.
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11/15/2014 12:13:27 AM
Fascinating building and sky. Very well composed and processed.
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11/13/2014 02:36:59 PM
I love the clarity of the texture on the building. Really nice image and one that is best in B&W. Great job!
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11/13/2014 01:06:13 PM
Lovely simple, crisp shot.
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11/10/2014 02:39:07 PM
8 from me. Lovely sky and the sharpness and clarity are amazing.
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11/10/2014 10:58:42 AM
Best in show award. Congrats
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