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Challenge: Free Study XI (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Nottuln
Date: Apr 30, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Still Life, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2006

This is our Catholic church in the town I live in, Nottuln.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 211
Avg (all users): 7.4523
Avg (commenters): 8.3784
Avg (participants): 7.3009
Avg (non-participants): 7.6512
Views since voting: 15330
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 199
Comments: 98
Favorites: 52 (view)


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11/16/2006 09:07:18 PM
This is a truly beautiful church and a great capture of the serenity it must instill just being there.

I've only been here since August and just stumbled across it.

Lovely and peaceful.

Thank you for sharing this place of safety and quiet.
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05/14/2006 01:32:28 AM
Another breathtaking image which walks the imagination through the corridors of time. Congratulations on your Red.
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05/13/2006 01:44:52 AM
I'm late on my rounds. This is gorgeous. I do SO wish I could libve where such majestic, monumental religious architecture abounds. On Cape Cod there is no such thing as a meeting-place of grandeur. These were simple people and they built simply.

I love Cathedrals etc, can you tell? Been in dozens and dozens of 'em :-)

Great capture! I love it.
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05/11/2006 10:44:42 PM
Wow! I cannot wait for a chance to visit Europe to see beautiful buildings such as this one.
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05/11/2006 03:07:30 PM
I new it was yours, beautiful as always. Congratulations!
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05/11/2006 06:37:41 AM
Once again Kiwiness... I love this picture and I love your pictures....
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05/10/2006 08:32:07 AM
Simply Beautiful! Congratulations..
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05/10/2006 07:51:16 AM
Yep, like many others, I gave you a 10 :) Congratulations!!!
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05/10/2006 04:41:30 AM
Beautiful light and tones. It looks like you may have finished off with some nice processing too. Well done on another ribbon.
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05/10/2006 01:14:32 AM
You never cease to amaze me!! This is a brilliant photo!!
When is the last time you didnt get a ribbon?? Congrats!!!!! :)
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05/09/2006 07:21:14 PM
You are making this really hard for me ;) Congrats on the blue. "Til hamingju með þann bláa" like we say in iceland.
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05/09/2006 04:28:11 PM
very nice cuz, now dont you need to go teach german or something? :)
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05/09/2006 09:09:44 AM
Truly a wonderful representation. The processing is exceptionally done.
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05/09/2006 04:30:34 AM
Wonderful shot, great lighting. Congratulations!
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05/08/2006 09:38:36 PM
Dude, shots like this show that your skill has no ceiling. You deserve every ribbon you've received recently as they are all stand-out shots. You continue to inspire. Well done.
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05/08/2006 05:46:54 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!
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05/08/2006 05:09:19 PM
Wonderful just wonderful! I love the post it's rockin'!

Congrats again!
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05/08/2006 05:07:11 PM
Great how the light works with the vanishing point.

Are you doing your own thing now, instead of the stock oriented photography? It seems to yield even better results. :)

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05/08/2006 12:00:29 PM
Nice shot gary, I may have to get one of those lenses. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/08/2006 11:57:56 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/08/2006 10:52:35 AM
Clarity and colors are amazing. Looks very professional.
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05/08/2006 10:49:51 AM
Very talented Gary, congrats to you!
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05/08/2006 09:02:25 AM
Beautiful. Congrats!
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05/08/2006 07:53:30 AM
Happy 25th my friend!!! :-D
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05/08/2006 07:13:39 AM
Way to go Gary! Looking forward to see the next one :)
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05/08/2006 05:38:17 AM
Originally posted by Larus:

Whattdoyou say, you think you can upgrade to Ribbon-man and I can have the Ribbon boy nickname? How many more do I need before I qualify?


Sure, ask Nasti she is repsobsible for giving out those titles :)
05/08/2006 05:01:12 AM
Yay! Finally got to share the front page with you for a whole week :) Congrats buddy, er, I mean Ribbon-boy! :p

Whattdoyou say, you think you can upgrade to Ribbon-man and I can have the Ribbon boy nickname? How many more do I need before I qualify?
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05/08/2006 04:05:10 AM
congratz.
how about a vacation ?
;-)
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05/08/2006 03:36:54 AM
Originally posted by Arti-Elvi:

I think I know who's this is. Kiwi? Great shot and beautiful colors.


I knew I was right :P Great shot, congratulations!
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05/08/2006 03:20:39 AM
Wow! Thanks for all the comments and votes and congratulations. This is the same church that I shot the "All my Brothers" image. Just taken from the other end of the church looking foward.

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05/08/2006 02:48:29 AM
congartulations ribbon boy :)
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05/08/2006 02:40:41 AM
jeez-louise, my friend! i think that if the day ever came that i signed on to dpc and *didn't* see your name on the front page...well never mind, that would mean the world has come to an end, and i doubt i'd be anywhere near this place. :)

beautiful work as always...guess i better high-tail it to germany so some of this kapluggin family magic can rub off on me!
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05/08/2006 02:34:55 AM
Good job to keep the details in this difficult exposure. Wonderfull shot!
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05/08/2006 02:30:54 AM
Gorgeous shot Gary. Congrats on the well deserved red.
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05/08/2006 01:55:04 AM
Look like a sketch or wall-painting, very cool effect!
congrats on the win.
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05/08/2006 01:36:15 AM
Congrats. One of my higher scores. Good one.
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05/08/2006 01:33:22 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Definitely well deserved.
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05/08/2006 01:30:30 AM
ANOTHER RIBBON...what can we say? You are amazing!!!
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05/08/2006 01:07:01 AM
what a shot. Looks almost like a painting. Congrats on the ribbon - again :)
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05/08/2006 01:05:49 AM
You going back there for holy places too? ;) Sweet shot, you should try and talk them into taking down those hanging lights though!
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05/08/2006 12:52:11 AM
Any chance you'll pull a Lance Armstrong and retire? :P
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05/08/2006 12:47:38 AM
What a beautiful church ! You've captured it's very soul. Absolutely the most beautiful church photo I've ever seen. Congrats and don't you dare let up !
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05/08/2006 12:41:28 AM
hmm - hogging the ribbons still I see. lol Congrats on a well shot image!
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05/08/2006 12:40:46 AM
Damn Gary, you really gotta skip a challenge or two to give the rest of us better odds! JK Keep this up! Congrats and keep shootin'
TC
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05/08/2006 12:31:20 AM
Nicely done, love the light, captured perfectly.
Getting a habit, well done Gary.
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05/08/2006 12:31:14 AM
I knew it. Hey wanna give some of us a chance to ribbon :P Great job Gary. I knew this was yours ;)
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05/08/2006 12:30:35 AM
Damn... This is becoming a habit... LOL Congratulations! Truly beautiful image.
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05/08/2006 12:24:36 AM
congrats! AGAIN!
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05/08/2006 12:24:14 AM
Amazing place, and a great photo of it nice one :)
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05/08/2006 12:23:12 AM
Very nice Gary! congratulations!
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05/08/2006 12:21:44 AM
Great shot Gary, congrats. Could be the last time in a while I beat you...
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05/08/2006 12:21:20 AM
And congrtaulations on 4 in a row.
I am starting to think that maybe tose red ones do count....
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05/08/2006 12:21:08 AM
really beautiful shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 09:50:27 PM
The first thing that pops out is the mood you captured. The ambient lighting you captured in your exposure really makes the photo. Btw, I think I've seen this church before in another entry. Perhaps one of Rikki's? Anyway, gets a 9 from me.
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05/07/2006 01:08:03 PM
humm a gothich or renaissance style church.. my history of arts teacher would go crazy if he knew I cant tell!! sure cant wait to see wich it is whene this is over :) by the way.. like the photo a lot :)
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05/07/2006 01:02:00 PM
Lovely - 10
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05/07/2006 08:01:29 AM
excellent...you sure you are in the right challenge? The Holy Places Challenge was just to the left... ;-) excellent light and clarity...well done 9
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05/06/2006 11:56:55 PM
this is a great shot!
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05/06/2006 09:19:39 PM
Is this you Gary? An awesome picture on way or the other. Should be up there. The question is whether it will be above or below mine. ;) The impression of depth and juxtaposition of both the light windows and darkened vaults is superior. 10
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05/06/2006 08:15:51 PM
The processing looks like what Kiwiness has been working on lately. It is just on the edge between reality and drawing. Pretty cool effect imo. The intererior looks European and the way it is decorated it could be Lutharian ~ German...
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05/06/2006 02:25:05 AM
Wow, what a classic, powerful photo. Well done.
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05/05/2006 10:58:03 PM
Beautiful light! Great perspective.
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05/05/2006 05:21:33 PM
Wonderful and well composed photo!
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05/05/2006 01:58:56 PM
Not a big fan of the HRD/oversharpened thing you've got going on in the ceilings but I love the picture in general
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05/05/2006 09:51:33 AM
"WOW" this is such a great shot.....
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05/04/2006 10:52:53 PM
Nice depth of field, the framing draws the eyes right to the focus point.
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05/04/2006 09:29:59 PM
What an amazing church, quite a nice shot.
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05/04/2006 03:52:01 AM
Fantastic detail in the ceiling.
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05/04/2006 12:05:45 AM
Absolutely lovely.....and all set for the next challenge. Wonderful dodging and burning.
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05/03/2006 11:46:46 PM
Nice, very nice!
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05/03/2006 10:18:47 PM
Wonderful...just wonderful...10
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05/03/2006 05:20:33 PM
excellent. 9.
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05/03/2006 10:17:54 AM
wonderful lighting in this picture!
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05/02/2006 10:18:30 PM
I like your angle. The reflections on the tops of the pews (sp?) is very nice. Good job.
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05/02/2006 09:15:30 PM
This is simply fantastic. Great use of available light. I look forward to seeing where this is.
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05/02/2006 07:34:52 PM
I like the way you took the photo from pew-height. Lovely colours and architecture.
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05/02/2006 07:07:53 PM
Good perspective. Post processing looks good.
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05/02/2006 06:15:44 PM
Just a beautiful image, impressive place!
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05/02/2006 05:22:55 PM
Nicely composed, great exposure and terrific lighting. I like the wide-open feel that you created with this capture. Almost every object in this one works to pull the eye around and through the entire image.
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05/02/2006 04:41:40 PM
This is my favorite photo for the challenge. I have a thing for old churches and cathedrals. Nice use of the existing lighting. Almost makes the photo feel more like a painting.
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05/02/2006 09:34:00 AM
Very beautiful tones and lighting. The composition is very interesting also. Very nice!
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05/02/2006 08:29:52 AM
I think I know who's this is. Kiwi? Great shot and beautiful colors.
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05/02/2006 06:25:15 AM
This one is totally different , surely the best in this challenge.
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05/02/2006 05:55:57 AM
Beautiful capture, love the gloomy meets glorified style.
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05/02/2006 01:28:39 AM
Subtle and nice light..
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05/01/2006 10:44:15 PM
Beautiful colors, lighting and detail. Well done and bumping up.
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05/01/2006 07:07:39 PM
Excellent job here. Very strong lines in the composition, and lighting is terrific.
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05/01/2006 06:17:29 PM
Kiwiness had a photo that looked something like this just a few weeks ago.
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05/01/2006 11:09:55 AM
Beautiful image. The light is wonderful, it almost looks like a painting. 10
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05/01/2006 08:02:00 AM
Great creative light; dodging and burning I presume, but its nice, smooth, classic look here.
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05/01/2006 04:16:48 AM
Wonderful shot
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05/01/2006 02:51:51 AM
This is an elegant image.
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05/01/2006 02:27:17 AM
Wow! Beautiful, the lighting in this shot is wonderful.
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05/01/2006 12:48:31 AM
Very nice. I like the perspective and it almost has a soft quality to it. DIfferent from the usual flower or jumping kid. Nicely done and quite artistic. 8
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05/01/2006 12:29:54 AM
What a great angle, and the lighting is perfect.
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05/01/2006 12:21:22 AM
good comp....seems like you knew where you wanted to go for this challenge but the light didn't quite cooperate.....still very nice
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05/01/2006 12:17:45 AM
Impressive architecture study. Love the shapes formed by the arches, windows and columns.
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