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Challenge: Architecture IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: Jan 23, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Architecture, History
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2008

This is the main aisle of the crypt below the Baltimore Cathedral, built in the early 1800s. The lighting is clearly a more modern addition. I completely fell in love with the arches, the lighting, and the intersecting stone and brick detail off to the sides. This particular view is my favorite, but I loved exploring down there. I'm weird that way :-)

I was there with my daughter, who will be married in the cathedral proper upstairs (gilt and gorgeous) in 2009. I took some pictures of that, too, and the outside, which is apparently an architectural masterpiece ... but I liked the crypt best.

PP - converted from RAW, slight tilt and crop, levels, increased saturation on red/orange, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction, sharpened again.

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Post-challenge: woo-hoo, a new personal best :-) Thanks for the votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.8756
Avg (commenters): 7.1818
Avg (participants): 6.6761
Avg (non-participants): 6.9918
Views since voting: 3798
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 193
Comments: 29
Favorites: 12 (view)


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12/13/2008 08:16:45 AM
I dunno how I missed this before. What a lovely image! It's so beautiful!
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08/30/2008 11:06:47 PM
Lines, form and color combine to make this place impressive. You've made a fine image here from start to finish. The difference in the foreground in the lower part adds quite a lot to the overall composition with the straight line from one side, and the angle line on the right.
There is a civil war fort out in the Gulf of Mexico that looks a lot like this inside the walls. It's one of my favorite places to visit.
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04/03/2008 09:50:29 AM
This is an absolutely beautiful shot. Nice lighting, really crisp.

I haven't been to the Basilica since I was a kid and I went on a CCD field trip. Now you have me wanting to go back.

It's amazing how little you visit the things that are in your own back yard. I actually worked about a block and half from the basilica for about two years. I went to the library across the street a couple times, but never here.
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03/24/2008 08:05:34 PM
Very, very cool picture.
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02/07/2008 04:24:52 AM
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. The golden colour of the brickwork is out of this world!
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02/06/2008 09:57:41 PM
Terrific shot. My top choice.
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02/06/2008 07:14:07 PM
Hey that's awesome! Congrats on your great finish!
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02/06/2008 01:08:16 PM
Congrats, Mary, well deserved, what a cool place to explore.
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02/06/2008 11:23:33 AM
Beautiful, surreal image. So well seen, Mary. Congrats on the HM and high finish!!
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02/06/2008 09:50:17 AM
This is way cool shot, perfect lighting and composition. Congrats on new PB, and 4th place!!
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02/06/2008 08:36:07 AM
Mary! This is so awesome. Congrats on the 4th place and PB. Well done!
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02/06/2008 08:19:15 AM
Oh Mary!!!!! You totally rock! Congratulations on a ribbon-deserving honorable mention!

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02/06/2008 03:05:18 AM
Congrats on your HM and new PB, excellent shot!
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02/06/2008 02:46:06 AM
Great shot, one of the best
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02/06/2008 01:35:27 AM
Hooray, Mary! Way to get that new personal best! I was one of your 9s - just loved the arches, the color, and the repetition of the shapes. Congrats on the honorable mention, too!

Message edited by author 2008-02-06 01:35:54.
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02/06/2008 12:48:13 AM
Woooooo Hoooooo, Mary! A new PB!!! Congrats! Wonderful to see your glass filled with champagne...::clink::...Cheers to you!
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02/06/2008 12:17:11 AM
Congrats on you new personal best for a truly wonderful picture
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2008 11:26:21 AM
great exposure..great subject!
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02/03/2008 11:50:25 PM
This is a lovely shot, congrats!
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02/03/2008 05:57:13 AM
beautiful job on the lighting and colouring
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02/02/2008 07:44:17 PM
Very good perspective showing the repeating arches.
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02/02/2008 07:13:09 AM
Very nice.
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02/01/2008 04:15:59 PM
beautiful lighting. Dark object on lefhand side, almost halfway up the picture steals a lot of attention though
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01/31/2008 01:36:22 PM
this is fantastic. the best in this challenge, IMO Good luck!
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01/30/2008 05:29:02 PM
A half of a step to your right as you photographed would make this on center and symmetrical. If it's not to be on center then, in my opinion, it need to be MORE off center to appear intentional. The DOF, sharpness, and color are wonderful.
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01/30/2008 02:58:54 PM
Wow, I never imagined that 'plain ole brick' could be so cool! Nice soft tones here really compliment the red brick to me. Great job -BB
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01/30/2008 11:40:34 AM
nice composition. Good job capturing thenatural light
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01/30/2008 08:49:34 AM
Very nice, although to complete the symmetry I would have moved a little closer so that you couldn't see the "exit" to the right side of the frame.
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01/30/2008 12:53:57 AM
Great use of lighting
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