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Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
Date: Nov 8, 2006
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2006

Shot of a historic country church in the neighbring town of Uxbridge, Ontario.

Editing includes adjusting brightness, levels, contrast; burning, dodging, sharpening and cropping


Woohoo! My first ribbon. Thanks so much guys I am very very honored. :o) There were some amazing images in this contest.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 424
Avg (all users): 7.2695
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.1944
Avg (non-participants): 7.4068
Views since voting: 8532
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 167
Comments: 72
Favorites: 58 (view)


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11/25/2006 02:41:59 PM
WOW .. love the photo .. great work .. congrats ...
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11/25/2006 09:42:11 AM
This was the favorite for me...congrat's!
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11/24/2006 04:56:44 PM
Congrats Laura! Beautiful image and worthy of the recognition. :o)
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11/23/2006 09:12:22 PM
Congrats on the yeller!

This is an awesome shot. Great composition. What are the directions to this church from Newmarket.

Go GTA Go!
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11/23/2006 02:55:17 AM
I cannot express how much I loooove this image!
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11/22/2006 08:00:52 PM
Very beautiful, congrats!
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11/22/2006 05:39:23 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon! Fantastic b/w perfectly presented! Outstanding work!
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11/22/2006 11:19:50 AM
I've been by this church many times, and even taken some shots. Congrats to you from a friendly neighbor!!
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11/21/2006 11:17:25 PM
I have a new favorite to add to my list. I really wish I had taken one like this. Just lovely.
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11/21/2006 07:28:54 PM
I would give you 10/10!and blue ribbon!
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11/21/2006 06:54:59 PM
Fantastic post processing and highly emotive. Well done.
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11/21/2006 05:17:05 PM
Besides all the fanfare, confetti falling and ticker-tape parade for winning your first ribbon, I wanted to say what an absolutely amazing image this is and what a superlative job on the post-processing.
This picture has a genuine, timeless quality about it and can see this standing the test of time and having all the wow factor 100 years from now - a shot I would be proud as hell to have taken.
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11/21/2006 12:32:09 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
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11/20/2006 10:24:28 PM
boy I thought that looked familiar!
beautifully rendered...
congrats-well deserved...

Message edited by author 2006-11-21 17:15:08.
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11/20/2006 10:02:19 PM
Awesome image! Congrats!
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11/20/2006 05:55:58 PM
Excellent shot.
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11/20/2006 04:08:21 PM
Congratulations. Enjoy the feeling of the first ribbon. ;)
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11/20/2006 01:53:47 PM
Nice and simple image, well done.
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11/20/2006 11:22:00 AM
This is sooooo beautiful - just wonderful - Congrats on the yellow ribbon!
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11/20/2006 09:53:32 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. LOVE it
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11/20/2006 09:36:40 AM
Wow and congratulations. If I had voted on any of the B/W photos I would have given this a 10. I wish I had. I love this shot. I especially love this shot since it was taken with the same camera I have. I hope one day I will have a shot that is as good as yours.
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11/20/2006 09:25:16 AM
i've passed this lonely little church many times. good for you, does it justice.
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11/20/2006 09:15:40 AM
Huge, huge fan of this photo, glad to see it win a ribbon. Congratulations!
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11/20/2006 09:07:22 AM
Simple elegance that certainly tells a story and makes your mind wonder. Would be something that should sell well for you....somewhere.
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11/20/2006 09:05:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is wonderful.
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11/20/2006 08:57:32 AM
This photo is amazingly lovely and simple. Very nice work, Laura!
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11/20/2006 08:34:08 AM
I feel like I could reach out and touch this one and would feel a rough texture. Very nicly done and congrats on your yellow :)
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11/20/2006 07:35:10 AM
Excellent use of dodging and burning. Very classy. Beautiful image! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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11/20/2006 07:26:49 AM
The first of many I'm sure :) This is such a beautiful high contrast photo! Congratulations and well-deserved!!!!

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11/20/2006 06:35:21 AM
Well done. Good result for a nice photo.
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11/20/2006 05:52:08 AM
Wow, great shot! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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11/20/2006 05:26:40 AM
Like this one best of the ribbon winners, very "old school" feel I get from it, like it could have been taken during the turn of the last century, nice work! Went to my faves.
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11/20/2006 04:47:51 AM
this is outstanding I'm so jealous that I didn't take this photo

I had two favorites in this challenge and they came 2nd and 3rd and I also liked the 1st :)
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11/20/2006 03:52:28 AM
The other two ribbons would have been more or less as good in colour. Monochrome makes this one. Shoulda won.
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11/20/2006 03:36:17 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Laura. Well Done!
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11/20/2006 02:02:36 AM
Congrats on a very well done image!
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11/20/2006 01:35:30 AM
Nice job. Congrats!
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11/20/2006 01:00:02 AM
nice weathered look to this..good job
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11/20/2006 12:47:34 AM
This image projects that abstract state of the spirit! Congratulations on your Yellow.
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11/20/2006 12:42:06 AM
This looks so simple but is soooo subtle. Wonderful. Congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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11/20/2006 12:41:57 AM
Very nice contrast, lines, composition everything..
oh I forgot to congrats!

Message edited by author 2006-11-20 00:43:25.
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11/20/2006 12:38:41 AM
Awesome! Love the depth of the contrasts of the road
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11/20/2006 12:23:29 AM
Very very nice, and sure nice to see you didn't go overboard in Photoshop on some parts. And if you did, you can't tell, and that's the point!
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11/20/2006 12:18:35 AM
woohoo, now i dont have to cry.
congrats!
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11/20/2006 12:08:41 AM
Congrats! This is a beautiful shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 11:48:07 PM
My favorite of the challenge. This is a wonderful study in B&W, very film-like. The textures and grain are perfect and the composition has a great leading line. It draws my eye straight through with chapel anchoring the scene. I gave it a 9 but after studying this more, I have to bump to a 10.
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11/19/2006 08:39:49 AM
Great composition and contrast!
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11/17/2006 11:37:59 AM
I gave this a 9 on my first voting run through, but I am raising it to a 10 - I can find nothing that I would change, or that I wish had been done just that little bit better - Perfect.
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11/17/2006 09:54:58 AM
I love all the speckles. 7
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11/17/2006 09:31:17 AM
Beautiful...the house and road really stands out.
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11/16/2006 02:35:04 PM
I love how the little church stands out from the dark woods and road - almost like a beacon of hope. Bumping up.
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11/16/2006 12:11:55 PM
Best Kind! :) Great photo! :)
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11/15/2006 11:51:48 PM
I love this one, as it is a timeless image in everyway.....
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11/15/2006 10:11:44 PM
Awesome capture!!!!!
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11/15/2006 09:03:18 PM
Beautiful shot!
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11/15/2006 11:26:31 AM
This gets my 'top pick' for this challenge because it is perfect on all levels. Everything works and holds your gaze, pulling you into the scene. Having said all that-10
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11/14/2006 11:51:41 PM
I like this. Good contrast, composition and TITLE!
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11/14/2006 10:15:04 PM
Remarkable photo - the contrast and shades of gray on the road are perfect
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11/14/2006 09:39:43 PM
All on scale of 0-2
Lighting: 2
Composition: 2
Focus: 1.5
Creativity: 1.5
"Wow Factor": 2
Total: 9
Truly a beautiful photo. Wonderful use of dodging to highlight church.
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11/14/2006 07:08:05 PM
i love the simplicity of this photo, both in terms of the subject and the composition.
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11/14/2006 05:18:36 PM
Something mysterious about this building, the road leading out to the unknown...like this image very much
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11/14/2006 12:48:23 PM
cant wait to read about your post-proccesing, if you havnt put it in the description pm me and give me some pointers!
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11/14/2006 10:31:33 AM
Amazing photograph, a real work of art. I love the composition and your tones are exquisite. Great job!
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11/14/2006 10:29:57 AM
Awesome shot. Congrats on a nice everything. GOOOD entry!
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11/13/2006 04:34:28 PM
Stunning - one of the best so far
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11/13/2006 01:46:33 PM
Fabulous! 10
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11/13/2006 11:05:46 AM
Love the contrast here and how the white church really jumps out at you. the shine on the road adds alot to the picture as well.
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11/13/2006 09:12:49 AM
The darker tones and contrast are done well...nice!
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11/13/2006 09:00:44 AM
Outstanding among the entries for the subtle detail and nice contrast. 8.
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11/13/2006 08:19:27 AM
love high contrast photos, this is great, excellent. if you dont ribbon i'll cry.
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11/13/2006 06:54:16 AM
Really, really nice! I love lane leading the eye through the image and the D&B? on the house is just right.
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11/13/2006 12:35:59 AM
Simply excellent!
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