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Purple Pillars (stained glass detail)
Purple Pillars (stained glass detail)

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Challenge: Glass (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Harvard Divinity School Chapel, Cambridge, MA
Date: May 4, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2003

Same chapel as in the Postcard challenge, this shot inside the chapel shows just one small section of a large stained glass window. Photo was cropped and deskewed, and the purples and reds were selectively enhanced.

Place: 82 out of 278
Avg (all users): 5.4378
Avg (commenters): 6.0625
Avg (participants): 5.3282
Avg (non-participants): 5.5784
Views since voting: 1168
Votes: 233
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/14/2003 01:56:32 PM
Thanks for all the comments! About the crop and framing: the black border is actually a strip of lead that's part of the stained glass itself. My original photo shows more of the window on all sides, but this natural frame caught my attention as a good crop. Cudos to the original glass artist!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2003 09:53:37 PM
= 6
05/13/2003 10:29:23 AM
I know this is a photo of a stained glass window but it looks just like a painting. The detail is very good, and I like your idea of displaying on a section instead of the whole window.
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05/12/2003 10:55:35 PM
I really like this photo - it's lovely. I like the composition and it definitely appears worthy of printing.
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05/12/2003 08:24:50 PM
I really like your composition here - you have taken an "ordinary" stained glass window and created something of your own - purple pillars!!! Beautiful.
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05/10/2003 09:38:31 PM
Even though the upper body and feet are cut off, this works for me. I love the depth of color that only stained glass can hold. I used to work with stained glass and still love it today. Very nice photo. Good luck in the contest.
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05/10/2003 04:28:18 AM
Nice window, well photographed. I think I would have preferd a more 'complete' picture...
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05/09/2003 10:51:56 AM
Beautiful colors. Crop seems a bit tight, clipping the yellow flower on the right. Focus is sharp. Great shot.
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05/08/2003 10:35:34 PM
I like how you cropped/framed this photo. somehow it's more original and meaningful to me to have the hand and the book as the only really recognizable forms in the composition, with everything else left rather abstract. Good lighting too.
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05/08/2003 03:51:10 PM
Great crop, really says glass to me and I love stained glass images.
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05/08/2003 12:23:30 PM
Interesting perspective. The photo seems rather busy , though, being so close up.
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05/08/2003 11:27:56 AM
I was wondering if there would be a stained glass pic. This one is very pretty though I hink the crop is a bit tight. I'd like to see more of the artwork in the pic. Maybe it was a location constraint.
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05/08/2003 03:42:35 AM
This doesn't say anything about glass to me, I gather it is a stained glass window, but it could as easily be a picture from a book. You should try to think of the finished product, what does it tell you about the theme of the shoot.
05/08/2003 03:41:07 AM
The heavy border helps the detail towards abstraction, while the hand & book effectively point it back towards the whole that it is part of.
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05/07/2003 02:15:43 PM
one of the better stained glass images so far...and I'm more than halfway done voting. nice job.
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05/07/2003 01:41:16 PM
The problem with some subjects is 'connotation' (just thinking out loud)... And that one would expect something more than mere 'depiction' of what was there, i.e. a capture making new the inherent natural qualities we perceive prior to filtering the image through camera...

Since the colour hues found here (especially the leaves bottom left) are rarely seen anymore, this shot gives me something most others can't.

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05/07/2003 07:38:51 AM
the vertical lines cut the image in pieces, the color and contrast look neat, but the overall image doesn't have a subject or item of focus.
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05/07/2003 07:14:59 AM
Nice colors, like the crop
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