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Challenge: Religion (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: columbus cemetary
Date: May 24, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Portraiture, History
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2007

Taken at a cemetary just South of downtown Columbus. The only statue of Jesus that I could find. Life size and He was easily 20 feet in the air.

Taken with my 70-300mm. Post Process - tonemapped from a RAW image in Photomatix, levels, selective color, NI on sky a couple of times, High Pass sharpen on Jesus, decent amount of burning and a bit of dodging on His face, resize USM and border.


I was very happy to see this challenge come up. I have been wanting to enter more images that reflect my faith. ANd I think in this challenge I will actually dodge the low ball voters who hate images of faith. In this challenge that is the subject.

Jesus Christ paid the debt for my sins and yours. I have accepted Him as my Lord and Saviour. I believe that this is the only way to heaven and to the Father. Praise Him!

Place: 68 out of 311
Avg (all users): 5.7191
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5806
Avg (non-participants): 5.7931
Views since voting: 1001
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 178
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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04/25/2008 05:42:20 PM
I like this image on so many levels. Certainly, it is not outside of my comfort zone, but I felt compelled to comment on it anyway. I don't get a chance to see many images on dpc anymore, and miss many good ones, such as this.

Personally, I find the image to project a lot of symbolism to me, though perhaps that was not intentional - the image of Christ who gave all for each and every one of us, against the wide, open sky, which to me represents the vast omnipotence of an awesome God.

A well-done image that appeals to me in a deeply personal way.

I also appreciate the final four sentences in your Photographer's Comments.
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04/25/2008 03:08:44 PM
I think this is a very powerful and moving image. I think even to non-christians, this image would be powerful.

I think the angle of the cross gives it more of a dramatic effect and leads your eye right to the crown of thorns.
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04/25/2008 01:58:16 PM
I actually enjoy cemetary memorials, and cemetaries in general. This is appealing to me for that reason. I like the unusual perspective given in this image, which makes it unique for a subject that is photographed often. But in general, it's not particularly outstanding, or compelling for any more dynamic reason. Competent and well thought-out.
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02/22/2008 01:21:07 AM
Amazing Shot!! And I love the Caption!! Keep up the good work, and God Bless
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06/06/2007 10:39:40 AM
I knew you would have something awesome Tim, and this certainly does not disappoint! I think it is quite underrated too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2007 07:48:02 PM
Yes it is......thank goodnes.....or should I say, thank God
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06/03/2007 10:39:15 AM
Good angle on shot and the perspective of looking up to Jesus.
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05/31/2007 02:02:28 PM
Shame the face isnt lighter.
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