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Stained Glass Dome
Stained Glass Dome
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Challenge: Centered Composition (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: May 13, 2004
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2004

Detail of the stained glass dome of the Grand Army of the Republic Rotunda and Memorial Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. The stained glass was executed by the studio of Healy and Millet and was patterned after an intricate Renaissance design.

Tech: crop, rotation, autolevels, curves, color balance, saturation and unsharp mask

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.0517
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.9826
Avg (non-participants): 6.1864
Views since voting: 1085
Votes: 174
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/24/2004 12:28:09 AM
You were robbed!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2004 07:54:24 PM
Nice (back)lighting and very good details in the glass. Slight compression artifacts but not enough to distract me. 7
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05/19/2004 04:30:23 PM
This is like one of the ideas I had, have the photo draw the eye to the center from a circular pattern. Nice color. I wonder where this rose window is at?
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05/19/2004 02:18:49 PM
8.
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05/18/2004 09:25:42 PM
Simple, effective and very centered! Wonderful backlighting and exposure. I love it even though it borders on the rule about "photos of artwork."
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05/17/2004 11:14:37 PM
Great shot; maybe the ribbon winner.
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05/17/2004 10:43:03 PM
Pretty nice, a lot of detail but the circle keeps drawing me inward. Great job.
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05/17/2004 10:30:54 PM
I like this shot. The only thing I would suggest is to use the full 640 pix allowed. Bigger is better, more WOW.
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05/17/2004 02:44:44 PM
Challenge centered 10
Creative 8
Appeal (is it interesting?) 8
Technical -8
score 9
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05/17/2004 10:55:38 AM
You centered the crop, but tye distortions show that you were not directly underneath. Avery hard shot to pull off. Could also have used a little more light.
05/17/2004 02:30:45 AM
Maybe a square format taking in mor of the outer ring of glass would have improved this shot a bit. Otherwise very good.
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05/17/2004 02:29:30 AM
Its perfect! Excellent composition! 10
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05/17/2004 12:37:48 AM
I noticed that you chose to make this less than 640 pixels to reduce the amount of JPEG compression needed - and that you got it to 149.54KB. That in itself is an achievement! And, I think it was a good choice to preserve detail and minimize artifacts. Beautiful subject that lends itself perfectly to this challenge, very nicely captured.
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