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101 Years of Progress
101 Years of Progress
Jason_Cross


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Progress (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Denver Colorado
Date: Jul 5, 2006
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2006

This is a building in downtown Denver, Colorado. It became the Holy Ghost church in 1905, and in 1983 an investment company purchased the land for 6.3 million to build a skyscraper around the historical landmark. The church took the money and feeds thousands of homeless every year with the money. The best part of the story is that the church ended up getting to keep the title (I believe) to the land after all when the investment group that built the building backed out of the project, making it one of the most lucrative deals in history.

Took it in the morning about 9:00, then croped the bottom because the photo was crooked a bit. Unsharpmasked it, and posted.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 152
Avg (all users): 6.5139
Avg (commenters): 7.2778
Avg (participants): 6.2833
Avg (non-participants): 6.5746
Views since voting: 1988
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 288
Comments: 32
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/28/2007 10:31:13 PM
Congrats on the top 10 finish nice work
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07/20/2006 06:17:03 PM
Congratulations on your top ten finish. Very good shot!
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07/20/2006 04:24:35 PM
congrats on tenth place finish!

I was going to submit a shot from here into the lines challenge, but changed my mind when I saw this and realized that mine wasn't anywhere near as good :)
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07/19/2006 02:19:23 PM
This is an incredibly emotional shot! Great job and congrats!
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07/19/2006 09:17:35 AM
Thanks to all that voted.

Ya, this building has been shot alot. I figured there would be more than one in the challenge. Here is an album cover with it:)

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Message edited by author 2006-07-21 10:22:34.
07/19/2006 03:54:22 AM
looks really really really familiar....

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funny how challenge and time can distort results. This was my 5th challenge at DPC....
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07/19/2006 03:31:35 AM
I knew those buildings immediately when I saw the pic. Have always been fascinated byt them. I'm glad to know more of the story! Great depiction and congrats on the top ten!
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07/19/2006 01:18:11 AM
Great color mix with alarming upwards view. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2006 04:25:03 PM
Love the perspective....
Great time of day to shoot....
Overall, a great, natural picture.

Good work!

farmout
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07/18/2006 12:09:30 AM
nice find, this is a difficult exposre to have color in the sky with the sun behind the scene but it would have helped me rate this higher, still a 7 for the great show of progress
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07/17/2006 08:04:00 PM
I think this fits the topic best. While not the "best" picture, it a nice contrasting image between the two subject and to see how far society has taken us.
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07/17/2006 05:21:09 PM
Great juxtaposition !
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07/16/2006 10:59:49 AM
Best exposition of the challenge definition. Fantastic Job. 9
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07/16/2006 01:21:34 AM
What I like about the photo:
The constrast between the 2 building.. good effort..

What could be improved:
It might be intentional .. but.. found the flare a little distracting...

Score
a 4 for me.. :)
07/15/2006 07:46:23 PM
Holy Cow!
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07/15/2006 06:55:49 PM
Nice shot...just enough back-lighting.
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07/15/2006 05:01:20 PM
great image. I really like the subject and idea. Only critique would be the framing, it seems oddly cropped at the bottom.
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07/15/2006 09:38:20 AM
good strong image with excellent lines and diagonal movement..good contrast in architecture.
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07/14/2006 10:23:12 PM
Did meet challenge. Nice juxtaposition - light is a bit harsh but not too detrimentally so.
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07/14/2006 04:56:35 PM
Well depicted with this angle.
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07/14/2006 11:20:49 AM
What a contrast in building styles well representing the age difference. Some many things to look at that are interesting in this image and the lighting is very dramatic. 7
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07/14/2006 09:59:52 AM
Excellent contrast to show the progress in architecture and society in general. Not sure I like the sun flare (I rarely do like them) but I like the rest of the photo.
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07/13/2006 11:15:45 PM
Great perspective
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07/13/2006 11:10:16 PM
nice depth of field.
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07/13/2006 10:41:44 PM
Nice camera angle.
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07/13/2006 09:03:50 AM
Sweeeeet
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07/13/2006 08:09:50 AM
brilliant! great idea and well taken
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07/12/2006 08:54:56 PM
Great shot Really sums up progress!
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07/12/2006 08:14:01 PM
Fantastic shot. 8 from me.
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07/12/2006 04:07:02 PM
Sky is a bit overexposed and rays are distracting. Neat photo, overall.
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07/12/2006 11:41:21 AM
Great Shot!
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07/12/2006 12:56:57 AM
I like how the church is lined up with the edge of the tower as it rises. My nitpick is the bright light at the left of the tower
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