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Rikki


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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: San Jose, California
Date: Mar 3, 2006
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

This is the dome at the Basilica of Saint Joseph in downtown San Jose. I thought about this a few days after the challenge was announced. I thought a circle within a square would make for a good balanced crop which is integral in this challenge. I set the camera on the tabernacle (yikes) with the eye cup off. Used my remote trigger to shoot arbitrarily. Decided to use my 10-22mm to get maximum coverage and was happy to find out that the whole dome was in the frame after chimping on the images. I wished the I had a higher DOF for maximum sharpness but I couldn't really do much set up as the clergy almost called the cops on me. I hope the effort was worth it but let's see how the voters think.

This is entry number 115. With the possibility of having the "big guns" of DPC in this challenge, I am hoping for a good placement of above a 6 or else I'll eat my shorts as I mentioned the Square Crop thread :)

Shot in RAW and converted with RSE. Adjusted temperature to 3900K to warm up the tones. Adjusted colors. Cloned the light bars and the burned section of the stain glass. Burned edges and added selective USM. I'm a little bummed that the stain glass got blown out. I hope it doesn't matter to most voters.

Just want to get over 6 once again.

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Statistics
Place: 31 out of 369
Avg (all users): 6.4630
Avg (commenters): 7.7895
Avg (participants): 6.3071
Avg (non-participants): 6.7500
Views since voting: 1415
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 216
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/14/2006 05:58:30 PM
domes...yeah, not appreciated enough. trust me , i know. I submitted a dome picture for Best of 2005 and I got 530th out of 850 or something of the sort, and i think my shot was great. Architecture....underapreciated on this site hehe. Oh well. good work tough

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03/13/2006 09:46:04 PM
Great finish on this image Rikki. The subject you chose really makes the image pop! Love it.
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03/13/2006 03:56:51 PM
Thanks for the comments guys! I will never understand why voters with no cameras seem to vote this image down. Look at the disparity of the votes. Amazing. I'm just glad I scored above a 6 so I didn't have to eat my shorts ;)
03/13/2006 01:02:31 AM
Wow, this is an awesome picture! And how interesting that you included which entry this was - mine was #112, as I also noted for no particular reason. I don't know if I've ever been to the Basilica, but this definitely makes me want to go! Thanks for posting.
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03/13/2006 12:45:51 AM
Rikki!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 06:49:31 AM
This is very sharp and well composed picture..8
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03/11/2006 11:43:40 PM
The square crop is just perfect for this type of image.
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03/11/2006 04:17:28 PM
Great color and framing, maybe a little soft. Nice work.
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03/11/2006 04:03:26 PM
wow lovely colours
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03/11/2006 02:26:46 PM
Very symetrical
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03/10/2006 09:50:03 PM
extremely minor pick here - but it's tilted just a hair..otherwise fabulous- 9
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03/10/2006 08:38:43 PM
Very nice shot!
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03/10/2006 02:17:27 AM
very nice
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03/09/2006 11:09:53 AM
Outstanding capture! Beautiful! - 10
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03/08/2006 03:50:22 PM
nearly perfect - need a little twist anti clockwise
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03/07/2006 07:36:44 PM
Well done. I bet it's close to the top three. Impressive photo, impressive presentation. Bravo!
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03/07/2006 06:18:16 PM
This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Perfectly Centered!
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03/07/2006 06:10:01 PM
Just beautiful!
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03/07/2006 03:53:07 PM
Beautiful symmetry. I really like the amount of detail you have presented. Great exposure too!
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03/07/2006 01:41:31 PM
excellent job with a difficult exposure
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03/07/2006 03:40:18 AM
Imposing dome, Rikki. ;-) That shows your interest in architecture. I wonder - tripod or lay the camera on the floor?
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03/07/2006 01:47:40 AM
Great crop! The symmetry is nearly perfect. Great image and perfect for the challenge - nicely done. Good luck, I hope this does well.
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03/06/2006 01:07:29 PM
Perfect framing!!!!!
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03/06/2006 02:45:59 AM
Beautiful subject matter.....just beautiful......
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03/06/2006 01:02:13 AM
Very nice indeed, I love the accurate square crop .. it gives the image a rathe arty look
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