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Cathedral Wreath
Cathedral Wreath
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New York City
Date: Dec 15, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

It's too bad that detail is lost in resizing. This looks terrific "poster size."

If I had time to do this over, I'd try to make the red bow less overpowering and perhaps try to find a more even tone in the color of the stones, which now seem to hover between blue and brown.

Anyway, rather a cold photo and not necessarily "representative" of my work, but one that some people have responded to positively.

Post-processing: too many things to remember, but all legal. :-)

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FYI, no "selective desaturation" used.

Statistics
Place: 598 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.5288
Avg (commenters): 6.4694
Avg (participants): 5.5071
Avg (non-participants): 5.6420
Views since voting: 822
Views during voting: 661
Votes: 503
Comments: 55
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/29/2009 07:17:10 PM
Nice close crop of the St. Pattie's doorway; I hate when I lose detail, did you crop this? maybe thats why.
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03/18/2009 10:33:44 AM
I didn't think there was any desat, or at least not too much. I think it's a great photo. I think if you toned down the red you would find that THEN, you had a cold photo. The red adds life to the stone cold structure. I think it's a very interesting contrast you captured here. Beautiful shot of detail and symmetry - and yes, this seems a little different for you. Great job! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:38:07 PM
Good use of selective desat! Impeccable detail and great lines. 9
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03/17/2009 08:48:33 PM
Nice exposure. Symmetry is nice.
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03/17/2009 07:45:57 PM
Lovely contrast between the grey stone and the red bow.
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03/17/2009 05:52:02 PM
Excellant framing of the geometric lines. Really well done. 8.
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03/17/2009 02:33:54 PM
Beautifully framed. Sort of the inverse of stained glass, that wreath...

Coming back, I'm actually in love with it, the sheer incongruity of it. And technically it's just exceptionally well done in an understated way. Myself, I'd probably have tone mapped it up to cartoonishness, and suffered for it. Bumping to 8.
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03/17/2009 12:54:26 PM
Nicely balanced, detailed image.
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03/17/2009 05:37:51 AM
nice detailed but not so interesting for me , just five sorry ;)

take care,
brano
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03/17/2009 01:43:37 AM
Merry Christmas. Nice full composition.
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03/16/2009 11:40:56 PM
Great clarity...perfect for all the wonderful detail in that church. Nicely done!
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03/16/2009 08:18:20 PM
Very nice clarity with the details of the architecture.
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03/16/2009 05:45:35 PM
Good job with the composition and processing. You've made this a work of art.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 03:34:02 PM
Nice grey tones in this shot, makes the ribbon pop out nicely.
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03/16/2009 01:07:04 PM
An incredible amount of pin-sharp detail in this. Lots of great tones and nooks and crannies for the eye to explore. Unfortunately, I have to skip the vote on this one.
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03/16/2009 12:27:07 AM
Great detail in the stone.
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03/15/2009 08:22:45 PM
Love the detail. Nice framing & crop.
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03/15/2009 03:43:52 PM
Nice capture, almost looks like a selective desaturation.
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03/15/2009 10:06:49 AM
Lovely detail....could be someone's holiday card.
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03/15/2009 02:01:01 AM
nice details and textures, good strong composition, 7
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03/14/2009 11:46:38 PM
Oh this is lovely! The detail in the building is wonderful and the wreath & red bow are a lovely touch.

Back to vote, I gave this a 9.
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03/14/2009 10:51:59 PM
Grea Details
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03/14/2009 10:21:24 PM
cropped just right to get your concept across
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03/14/2009 08:20:12 PM
This is beautiful!
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03/14/2009 10:51:15 AM
this is very good...I like the smoothness of the tones..will be interested in your PP notes
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03/14/2009 06:02:16 AM
lovely pp work to make this stand out and the colour of the reef jumps out of the page
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03/13/2009 10:32:11 PM
Great lines and tones.
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03/13/2009 10:19:30 PM
Lovely Christmas shot. I like the contrast between the old grey architechture and the bright wreath
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03/13/2009 11:14:42 AM
nice perspective
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03/13/2009 09:58:01 AM
Excellent detail - and always good to be able to show it off well because it was created with such care and precision and it's nice to have it appreciated, I think. That red is the perfect touch.
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03/13/2009 07:55:18 AM
Good sharp detail and fine lines. Splash of color with the ribbon adds to the shot.
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03/12/2009 11:18:11 PM
Beautiful symmetric. I like the color element.
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03/12/2009 08:49:36 PM
Good use of filling the frame - and the contrast between that bright red bow and the stark grayness of the cathedral architecture is great.
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03/12/2009 05:13:32 PM
the red makes a nice contrast to this image
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03/12/2009 05:03:27 PM
Great use of color to make the shot "pop"
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03/12/2009 04:47:12 PM
Good symmetry...good pic.
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03/12/2009 02:30:17 PM
Strong composition with post processing that really brings out the details without overdoing it. Well come.
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03/12/2009 02:15:01 PM
I love the detail you've captured here. Lighting around churches and cathedrals is often not up to this kind of contrast and shadow. Well done.
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03/12/2009 01:14:48 PM
I like how the architectural parts stand out very clear and sharp. The picture seems to get less sharp towards the bottom (the lettering, and also the wreath somewhat). The contrast between the colourful wreath and the blue/gray tones of the building is startling.
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03/12/2009 12:03:05 PM
the red really pops here, looks like a beautiful cathedral
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03/12/2009 11:33:05 AM
Lovely details and composition.
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03/12/2009 11:10:24 AM
Nicely presented, without the selective desat the wreath would have disappeared in the grander of the building..
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03/12/2009 05:33:41 AM
I really like architectural shots. I like the ribbon against all the stonework. Nice capture
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03/12/2009 03:46:54 AM
nice detail
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03/11/2009 10:58:25 PM
Fanastic detail, came back for a little bump.
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03/11/2009 10:37:29 PM
A nice sharp architecture shot, the bow really pops out.
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03/11/2009 10:31:38 PM
Love the classic red with the classic architecture.
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03/11/2009 09:46:08 PM
Really nice tones & textures
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03/11/2009 06:50:39 PM
Nicely done!
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03/11/2009 06:40:24 PM
Incredible detail on the arches. Not sure about the crop.
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03/11/2009 05:59:28 PM
great composition, great shot
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03/11/2009 05:31:37 PM
Nice architecture and the bow is great. Love the composition and the tones. Good editing.
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03/11/2009 02:45:31 PM
excellent detail. could be a really good image without the wreath
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03/11/2009 11:59:55 AM
Overpowering image.
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03/11/2009 05:24:11 AM
wow must be big!
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