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Cathedral of Biblical Proportions
1st PlaceCathedral of Biblical Proportions
LVicari


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Notre Dame Basilica Montreal
Date: Apr 5, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5secs
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2009

I wanted to submit something original but I really didn't have much else to choose from.

a little out of skew? I was going cross eyed trying to straighten it out. Also I lost so much detail when I saved for web. It went down to 44%.

Oh well what can you do!

same place
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Are you kidding me!! I never thougth this would win. So many great images in this challenge. Thx everyone for the comments.

No this was not HDR or tonemapped.
Just Hue/Sat,Selective colour and Topaz on the aisle and pews.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 531
Avg (all users): 7.2500
Avg (commenters): 8.6216
Avg (participants): 7.2800
Avg (non-participants): 7.1639
Views since voting: 16115
Views during voting: 540
Votes: 236
Comments: 105
Favorites: 44 (view)


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05/07/2013 07:48:07 AM
Amazing colors, amazing shot!
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02/09/2011 11:56:05 PM
Colors here are fantastic!
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01/29/2010 11:02:13 AM
This picture so beautiful!
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11/14/2009 10:35:23 AM
A belated comment, just noticed the following in your description:

"No this was not HDR or tonemapped.
Just Hue/Sat,Selective colour and Topaz on the aisle and pews."

Topaz *IS* tone mapping, actually :-) Just a slightly different flavour of it. It's a stand-alone tone-mapping-and-more utility...
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01/28/2009 05:23:49 PM
Gorgeous shot and oxymoronic title!
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01/28/2009 09:49:39 AM
I am still drawn to the blues in this. I do not think I have ever seen such true blues. It is still stunning and worthy of everything you got for it. 22 favs said you hit it on the head!
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01/27/2009 10:11:11 PM
Wow.....an amazing shot! Congrats on your win!
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01/27/2009 03:18:19 AM
biblical. congratz.
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01/27/2009 02:18:28 AM
Pretty sweet Leo! Big congrats on your ribbon, and well deserved it was.
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01/26/2009 12:39:18 PM
Congrats on the blue! :)
Those arches look wonderful. When I mentioned HDR/Tonemap it was the aisle and pews that I thought had a hint of. The Topaz seems like a really cool tool.
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01/26/2009 10:48:00 AM
Beautiful shot. I love the colours and detail in this one.
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01/25/2009 07:43:00 PM
Wow, Leo! What a way to start off the new year! Huge congrats on the blue and a lovely image.
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01/24/2009 01:36:39 AM
Congrats on a wonderful image. A blue in the best of 2008 is a great way to start off the year.
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01/23/2009 05:00:02 PM
This is beautiful. Congratulations, it is truly stunning.

Mac,
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01/23/2009 02:43:37 PM
I'm so thrilled to see this image placed where I think it deserves to be! This is truly a masterpiece not only for the subject and composition, but for your impeccable processing. processing ROCKS! Couldn't help but both sigh and giggle when you said how much detail you lost is the 200kb limit here...the giggle is for the fact this this is totally awesome as is with all the lost detail, and the sigh is for what I hope to see some day in a different venue :-)
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01/23/2009 11:54:20 AM
Holy smokes Leo, best photo of 2008.

Well deserved, and nice shot. Especially considering that that wasnt an HDR.

Congrats.

Message edited by author 2009-01-23 11:54:37.
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01/23/2009 11:05:15 AM
A beautifully stunning image, congrats on your first place win!
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01/23/2009 10:49:13 AM
Absolutely Breathtaking!!!
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01/23/2009 10:39:44 AM
Awesome!
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01/23/2009 10:10:53 AM
Best of the Best! Congrats!
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01/23/2009 10:05:28 AM
woohoo go Canada. :) I knew this was yours, i recognized this from your previous ribbon winner.
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01/23/2009 10:05:16 AM
Ohmy Heavens! I've never seen a church photo this flawlessly beautiful. It belongs in a museum! The only thing surprising is that you were surprised at how deserving it is to win in a challenge like this. CONGRATULATIONS!

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01/23/2009 09:24:07 AM
Absolutley amazing! Your colors are truly wonderful!
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01/23/2009 08:49:19 AM
Congrats!!! Beautiful!
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01/23/2009 08:40:17 AM
This is such an amazing shot!!! Congrats on the blue ribbon!! :)
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01/23/2009 07:16:54 AM
A gorgeous picture and place! It got my highest vote!
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01/23/2009 07:16:50 AM
Impressive detail! Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/23/2009 07:01:33 AM
Congrats Leo! What a great way to start the year. :)
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01/23/2009 06:58:24 AM
Leo, congratualtions, this is a really beautiful image, best of the best , wow
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01/23/2009 06:57:01 AM
Congrats on the Blue ribbon - this is a great shot.
Drake
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01/23/2009 06:37:21 AM
WOW Leo, what a great picture that is :) Congrats for the blue
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01/23/2009 06:00:49 AM
Congratulations Leo, wonderful shot!
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01/23/2009 05:33:00 AM
Nice!!!

Way to go Leo ... I can stare at this shot for hours ... awesome detail
Congrats !
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01/23/2009 03:59:52 AM
Congratulations on your blue!
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01/23/2009 03:57:37 AM
Congratulations!!! This is such a beautiful shot!
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01/23/2009 03:49:53 AM
Absolutely beautiful shot Leo. Congratulations on a stunner and a very well deserved blue ribbon.
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01/23/2009 02:30:49 AM
Absolutely stunning. Wow. I'm sorry I did to vote on this beacause I would have added a 10 to the mix. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/23/2009 02:25:14 AM
This is the only church I like...
You took it with a tripod? I couldnt get anything like this even by trying to set it on a bench or something.
Good job.
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01/23/2009 01:51:33 AM
Congratulations on an awesome image Leo!
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01/23/2009 01:41:18 AM
congratlations a wonderfil image with so much detail
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01/23/2009 01:23:59 AM
Congratulations! Great shot! :o)
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01/23/2009 01:13:41 AM
Was this tripod mounted? What a nicely exposed and colorful image! Congrats!
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01/23/2009 01:10:32 AM
well deserved blue leo,another great one from your gallery.
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01/23/2009 01:04:29 AM
way to go Leo
great shot.
very deserving
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01/23/2009 12:48:53 AM
Breathtaking! Mega congrats on winning, Leo.
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01/23/2009 12:43:25 AM
Wow, that's a surprise! Don't get me wrong, it's a great image; I just never thoguht this would be the one the voters most preferred :-) Congrats on your blue!
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01/23/2009 12:27:51 AM
A worthy blue. Congrats!
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01/23/2009 12:21:50 AM
Well done Leo, congrats!
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01/23/2009 12:21:04 AM
congrats Leo, a big ribbon!
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01/23/2009 12:20:14 AM
Like I said I new this was the blue! Amazing.
Congratulations.
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01/23/2009 12:17:00 AM
Congratulations on the win! Great photo - great color and the right title for sure!
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01/23/2009 12:12:42 AM
Awesome image...fantastic job.
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01/23/2009 12:10:14 AM
Amazing work! Congrats
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01/23/2009 12:08:27 AM
A breathtaking image - congrats on your well-deserved finish!
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01/23/2009 12:07:54 AM
way to go
beautiful shot
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01/23/2009 12:03:45 AM
AH! I should've figured this was yours judging by the amount of comments you had! I was one of 46 to give you an 8, so not too shabby :P The colours are stunning, well deserved ribbon!
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01/23/2009 12:03:30 AM
woohoo! well deserved. 9 from me an did not have time to do a last minute bump. Congrats on the blue!!!!!
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01/23/2009 12:03:23 AM
Maybe you lost some detail but it is still amazing. Congrats on the blue!
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01/23/2009 12:02:39 AM
Leo ... a HUGE congrats on your blue ribbon! Fantastic image and very well deserved honor!!!
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01/23/2009 12:02:23 AM
Congratulations on the blue!!! Excellent image!
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01/23/2009 12:02:22 AM
wow congrats!
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01/23/2009 12:02:15 AM
YAY!!
Awesome image! CONGRATS
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01/23/2009 12:02:06 AM
Congratulations! :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 09:21:12 PM
Great job! I sense a bit of hdr/tonemapping at work? but it looks great here. Nice DOF, details and colors. (no vote)
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01/22/2009 09:05:15 PM
gorgeous.
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01/22/2009 08:33:56 PM
Another perfect 10. I predict a ribbon.
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01/22/2009 07:58:01 PM
amazing! you captured this so well
the light and the details reveal so much and you handled the PP very well!
Good Luck
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01/22/2009 02:28:23 PM
Wow, this is amazing. This would go great in the 'Silence' challenge as well.
You can hear a pin drop. A 10 from me. Good Luck!
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01/22/2009 01:19:57 PM
Good shot!! And there aren't any one in the way. Must have been a slow day a the Basilic ;)
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01/22/2009 10:17:20 AM
beautiful colors and symmetry
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01/22/2009 08:40:27 AM
fantastic shot !! 9
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01/21/2009 07:39:19 PM
How grand! Stunning work.
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01/21/2009 07:31:57 PM
Beautifully done!
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01/21/2009 06:55:54 PM
Wow! Truly amazing color, detail and exposure. 10
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01/21/2009 12:00:35 PM
Splendid. Lots to look at and enjoy here. Lovely colors and details.
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01/21/2009 11:10:01 AM
stunning
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01/21/2009 08:19:58 AM
Amazing light and color. Congratulations!
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01/20/2009 07:23:35 PM
Fantastic colors and details.
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01/19/2009 11:40:48 PM
Great Lines! Great colors!
A little busy for my eyes, but I like it either way.
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01/19/2009 04:09:21 PM
Beautiful
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01/19/2009 12:33:58 PM
Beautiful photo - awesome color! Right title!
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01/19/2009 09:00:04 AM
Rich colors and great symmetry. Very nice
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01/18/2009 07:40:06 PM
Nice architecture and capture. 9.
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01/18/2009 06:57:04 PM
Beautiful photograph! Wonderful detail and colour. Excellent. In my top five. 9.
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01/18/2009 02:52:22 PM
Beautiful and perfectly executed. My pick for the Blue ribbon. Congratulations on a very memorable image.
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01/18/2009 10:23:05 AM
Well WOW, Front page for sure. Amazing colours, true blues amazing details, sharp, clean with the Oh Wow factor
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01/18/2009 09:14:28 AM
You can't fault this shot! Very well taken. 9.
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01/17/2009 08:42:44 PM
This has got to take the blue, outstanding!
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01/17/2009 05:17:41 PM
This is a nice one I would have liked to have no person in this image
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01/17/2009 03:46:49 PM
stunning color, really like this
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01/17/2009 02:41:55 PM
OMG!! Is this real?
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01/17/2009 09:41:25 AM
now this pops...great colors...hope you list your pp
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01/17/2009 06:31:53 AM
beautifully captured
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01/17/2009 05:06:35 AM
Impressive color explosion ... love the detail!
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01/17/2009 12:23:00 AM
Extraorinary detail in this and beautiful colors. 8
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01/16/2009 08:13:57 PM
This is really a beautiful place. Great shot!
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01/16/2009 07:10:08 PM
For me, this is one of two images I think will compete for the blue.
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01/16/2009 06:36:42 PM
wow...the colors are amazing...
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01/16/2009 05:02:53 PM
Beautiful colors
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01/16/2009 03:29:44 PM
Glorious and Magnificent.
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01/16/2009 03:28:37 PM
LVicari?, I like this even better than your yellow ribbon winner picture in April 2008. Stright 10.
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01/16/2009 11:03:04 AM
This must be Notre Dame in Montreal? I really want to see this church. Beautiful, beautiful photo.
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01/16/2009 08:24:03 AM
the intensity of colors is outstanding here - i bet this looks great at full resolution

to bad that person is in the scene to generate a slightly unbalanced feel - but you can fix that before you print out that large print!
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01/16/2009 04:13:10 AM
Well done, that can't have been easy, looks great :)
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01/16/2009 12:17:17 AM
What a beautiful cathedral! Wonderful colours. I'd rather the person on the left wasn't there though. Is that a nun at the front? If so, just her alone without the person on the left would have made just a little difference.
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