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Holy Entrance
Holy Entrance

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Architecture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DC3400
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Date: Mar 27, 2002
Aperture: 3.0
ISO: not sure
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2002

Taken at a church downtown that was turned in to a hospice. The door itself caught my eye so I stopped.

Place: 51 out of 66
Avg (all users): 4.7425
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8197
Avg (non-participants): 4.6981
Views since voting: 833
Votes: 167
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0

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04/14/2002 12:53:00 AM
hmm.... you might think i'm stupid, but is that image really done with a kodak dc3400? i'm borrowing one that my friend lets me bowwow and i don't think this thing can take lenses. hmm... am i wrong?
04/09/2002 08:23:00 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone, I am very grateful. It was interesting to hear the different views. I'll try to answer as many of the questions about it I can. I took the shot with a new wide angle lens that I got, I wasn't used to using it and was playing around with it. I agree it was a bit blurry, but I kinda liked the effect so stuck with it in this shot. The reason for the angle framing, was that I took one of it framed normally and it was just too boring. I happen to like the feel the angle shot gave it so stuck with that too. I do remember doing a little bit of fooling with the levels to bring out the cream color in the door framing, but not much. I liked the subdued color to it.

Photographing churches is a favorite passtime of mine. I love their architecture and beauty.
04/08/2002 05:39:00 AM
I am slightly shocked that it appeared way down the list too. I believe I gave it a 9 or 10.
04/08/2002 12:31:00 AM
This was an amazing photo. I'm baffled as to why it was rated so low.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2002 11:27:00 AM
Is that radial blur I see?
04/06/2002 10:02:00 PM
An odd yet compelling image.
04/06/2002 03:19:00 PM
your "fish eye" sucks
04/04/2002 02:00:00 PM
Interesting photo / angle. It's really blurry around the edges, though. Really distracting... to me anyway.
04/03/2002 06:09:00 PM
Don't understand the value of the tilt
04/03/2002 03:22:00 PM
I am a firm believer of tilting my camera for effect and I like this photo because of that. I would love to see the image without the lens filter in place...
04/03/2002 06:34:00 AM
Not sure how you did this, but I like the photo.
04/02/2002 11:52:00 AM
beautiful composition! love the effect that you got. When the challenge is over, I want to know how you did that.
04/02/2002 11:02:00 AM
Interesting and nice angle. Good composition. I'm new at this so some of my comments may make you roll your eyes. Humor the n00b. :) Your white balance seems a little off. Last week Mousie taught me about using Sharpen. I think Sharpen would help here too. I'm not sure if your distortion is intentional or not. It works for this photo. If it isn't intentional, changing your focal length will help it in cases (like the challenge) when you can't use software to correct it. Overall - a very pleasing photo. I enjoyed it.
04/01/2002 06:20:00 PM
Interesting subject. I'm not much for the rotation. Also the image wasn't sharp. (on purpose?)
04/01/2002 05:31:00 PM
wow! nice blur/panoramic effect on the doors.
04/01/2002 03:04:00 PM
The blur effect is done fairly well, but the blurring implies (to me) a sense of foreboding, or of fear. The title doesn't match that, if anything the title is a little bit vanilla. Interesting shot though.
04/01/2002 12:52:00 PM
Umpteen tilts so far and none have seemed to add to the composition.
04/01/2002 10:23:00 AM
homemade wideangle? - good idea
04/01/2002 06:45:00 AM
interesting blur filter effect enhances idea of entering holy place
04/01/2002 02:06:00 AM
Holy Mackrel!, out of focus, no contrast and the framing doesn't make sense
04/01/2002 01:19:00 AM
This is a great photo. That railing is true as an arrow! What did you do to create this? A special lens? Zooming while shooting? Inquiring minds want to know!
04/01/2002 01:16:00 AM
the church and disorientation, hm. it's creepy (good); I think that _something_ needs to be sharply in focus, although I like the out-of-focus margin

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