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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: HDR (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Canterbury Cathedral, UK
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: F/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

Canterbury Cathedral.
4 Raw images with different exposure times converted to 16BIT TIFF in Canon Digital Photo Professional. Merged in Photomatix.
PP in PSPX:
Cloned out a rope, a blown out spot & a dozen hotpixels
4 masked HSL layers
overall curves
masked curves for the altar
masked HSL in multiply mode for the vignetting
overall HSL: desaturation
merged
resized
USM

The dark shade in the carpet is someone who stopped for a few seconds in my long exposure.
I had to chuckle when I unpacked my gear and someone behind me whispered, look, a professional.


Post challenge:
Wow, thanks everyone! This was a great week for me. I got this ribbon, I won an international photo prize (new gear, yay) and my Free Study image made the front page of the inQuire Newspaper.
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Oh, and it's not my picture which is asymmetric, it's the cathedral. The choir is actually crooked :) Nonetheless I'm pleased with my first attempt at HDR.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.8925
Avg (commenters): 8.9118
Avg (participants): 7.7209
Avg (non-participants): 7.9205
Views since voting: 24006
Views during voting: 930
Votes: 307
Comments: 67
Favorites: 41 (view)


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04/11/2007 03:34:05 PM
Excellent job. you should be proud of this :) congrats to you
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11/22/2006 05:40:50 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Fantastic Work!!
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11/22/2006 05:09:02 PM
hey mate, congrats on the high score and the ribbon!
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11/21/2006 03:27:59 PM
I used to live in Canterbury and have some wonderful pictures inside the crypt before realizing that this is not allowed so I treasure those pics I managed to get. Makes me home sick. Great image.
Jeff
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11/21/2006 12:33:59 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/21/2006 09:47:16 AM
Clevon, I had the tripod attached to my backpack when I went in. No problem. Whilst taking the pictures, two priests and a couple of the guides with the orange ribbon passed me. Noone said anything. I've also been in there with a monopod, the guides are always really friendly and eager to tell you some details of whatever you've just taken a photograph of. Just remember that you're not allowed to take pictures in the crypt under the choir.
11/21/2006 07:28:26 AM
Awesome picture, although I have to ask, did you get asked about taking a tripod?

Because I live fairly nearby and I was not allowed a tripod into the building, a bit bummed about it.

How did you get the colours to be more grey and dramatic rather than bright and yellow from the lights?

Callum
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11/21/2006 02:29:48 AM
While, this picture is beautifully done, and well deserving of the ribbon it won, I am still not sure what HDR is. :-) Could someone please define the term for me so I can sleep tonight?

Thanx!

Deb :-)
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11/20/2006 05:51:51 PM
Beautifully done. Congrats on a blue ribbon and an incredibly high score!
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11/20/2006 02:27:58 PM
Like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' caba said below, perfect HDR subject. Congrats!
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11/20/2006 01:55:53 PM
Perfect subject for HDR, well done
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11/20/2006 12:20:55 PM
Congrats on your first blue! Your picture/processing is stunning.
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11/20/2006 10:51:41 AM
The minute I saw this photo, after I picked my jaw up off the floor and studied it for the longest time, I knew it was blue ribbon material! Congratulations! This is just flawless!!!!!!

55 10's! WOW! What a tribute!
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11/20/2006 09:29:33 AM
Very beautiful, congrats on winning the blue ribbon!
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11/20/2006 09:07:07 AM
Beautiful. Congrats on the blue!
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11/20/2006 08:52:14 AM
Congrats! Gotta love that 10-20 Sigma! :-)
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11/20/2006 07:51:23 AM
very nice.
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11/20/2006 07:06:40 AM
Well done AND well deserved.. Congrats on your blue :o)
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11/20/2006 06:37:38 AM
Well done, a nice result for a pleasant photo.
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11/20/2006 06:07:36 AM
This was always going to win. Amazing image. Any chance we can see the 4 images that made up this fantastic composite picture?

Once I get my WA lens I am most defintely taking myself down to Canterbury.
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11/20/2006 04:32:54 AM
Wow ! Congrats !
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11/20/2006 04:25:21 AM
2 out of 3 aint bad, this was bound for glory
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11/20/2006 03:47:51 AM
hey congratulations. What a fantastic photo. Knew this would win.
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11/20/2006 03:31:13 AM
Congrats, Gilles, well deserved blue. Too bad it doesn't count for WPL ;-(
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11/20/2006 03:27:37 AM
Gilles
I knew this was going to be the winner :)
Go Se7endipity 2 blue ribbons in one day
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11/20/2006 01:04:28 AM
Quite impressive and such a wise use of lens selection, angle and then processing! Congratulations on your Blue.
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11/20/2006 12:45:07 AM
great stuff !
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11/20/2006 12:09:42 AM
Wow that is some score. Congrats! That Cathedral should be renamed DPC Cathedral. :P
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11/20/2006 12:09:11 AM
Brilliant work, congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 10:55:58 PM
It's very gothic, not only because of the architecture itself, but the extra tones you added.
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11/19/2006 09:29:17 PM
Fabulous, great photo. Nice location, I think I saw another photo of this in the challenge!
I love the arches and the lines in this composition.
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11/19/2006 06:04:46 PM
Bumping to 10, my pick for the blue.
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11/19/2006 01:55:01 PM
Textbook HDR. Works a treat.
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11/19/2006 01:32:41 PM
Good demonstration of HDR, consider perspective correction for verticals, or straight ahead angle with crop for straighter verticals. I like the colors on the altar and the priest/person behind.
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11/19/2006 01:22:58 PM
Very cool! This is a nitpick but I almost wish the green and yellow cloth had been desaturated a bit so it wasn't so bright...it makes it difficult to look at the rest of the image which is so beautiful. Nicely done otherwise.
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11/18/2006 08:41:14 AM
Beautiful shot. The color of the stained glass and the table cloth really balance the monochromatic archetecture. Very nice.
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11/17/2006 07:12:58 AM
The perspecitve works wonderfully. The vastness of the space is so emphasized and the range of tones make the beauty of the place shine.
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11/15/2006 04:46:45 PM
this looks like it was taken at the same church as another HDR entrant. Anyway, excellent HDR!
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11/15/2006 07:29:40 AM
Quite wonderful... I like this one a lot.
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11/14/2006 11:37:08 PM
very majestic...
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11/14/2006 09:18:44 PM
What an incredible old church. Majestic architecture and a great shot.
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11/14/2006 02:23:13 PM
Ummmm.... wow. Beautiful. My only nitpick is that it seems, when I look at the two windows in the very back (center) it seems like things are not aligned, which I think is very visually important in shots like this... regardless, that is a nitpick, as I said, and I think this is a gorgeous shot.
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11/14/2006 02:12:38 PM
oooh very nice love. Makes me feel dizzy when i look at it
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11/14/2006 11:44:46 AM
one of the best inside photos in this challenge.
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11/14/2006 09:41:03 AM
Beautiful image, perfert example for a hdr image, you can see every nook and cranny.
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11/14/2006 08:24:08 AM
Looks like a familiar building - quite amazing. This is a great use of HDR.
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11/14/2006 03:35:51 AM
another photo that is making this my favorite challenge to view! Thanks. I personally think you have a ribbon here. this one and that other interior of a church are just amazing! 10
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11/14/2006 02:11:35 AM
as a stylized image, this works well.
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11/13/2006 09:17:57 PM
I love this so much
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11/13/2006 08:41:37 PM
Beautifully done. Great perspective and I love the inclusion of the lights with the star effect. 10
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11/13/2006 08:10:08 PM
great detail captured in this - way to go!
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11/13/2006 05:44:14 PM
If the star six on either side had of been a little crisper it would have been a ten. 9
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11/13/2006 04:00:55 PM
Outstanding! 10
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11/13/2006 02:41:46 PM
Very dramatic shot.
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11/13/2006 02:02:50 PM
Use of Light:2
Focus:1
Composition:1
Creativity:2
Achieves Challenge:2

Use of HDR to bring out the darker sections of the church was an excellent idea.
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11/13/2006 11:55:51 AM
lovely postprocesing. I realy like it
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11/13/2006 11:09:04 AM
Pretty much your example HDR shot really. Good job.
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11/13/2006 09:51:14 AM
This has stunning everything: subject, exposure, colors, range, composition. I love the perfectly formed stars of light that don't look the least bit blown out or over-exposed. You did really great! Congratulations! 10
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11/13/2006 09:44:24 AM
Great use of the challenge to get a wonderful image. THis is a 7 from me in this challenge.
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11/13/2006 07:32:51 AM
Looks familiar ;) Looks like HDR used to great advantage.
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11/13/2006 05:32:53 AM
awesome shot. top ten for sure!
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11/13/2006 05:25:56 AM
This one is very cool.
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11/13/2006 04:18:23 AM
ok this is my pick for top 3 nice HDR, the thumbs looked great but after voting i can see a lot of people just did not get it, YOU DID so you get my 10
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11/13/2006 03:00:39 AM
Gorgeous!
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11/13/2006 01:32:08 AM
Very good range of tones and lighting
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11/13/2006 12:55:29 AM
Beautiful architecture, you brought out its beauty well... lovely light and colors... good luck!
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11/13/2006 12:52:14 AM
Beautiful! Great POV and editing.
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