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Challenge: Religion II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: St. James Cathedral, Toronto, Ontario
Date: Nov 22, 2009
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2009

This is St.James Cathedral Located on Church Street (near Queen) in Toronto Ontario. I actually took this shot when I was out shooting with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jeger and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' VitaminB . It was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jeger's idea to shoot this church, so while he was taking pics of it I was talking with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' VitaminB on the side walk and just fired off a couple of shots mid sentence. They didn't look that great, but when I did a Black and white conversion and played with the colour channels it turned into this... MUCH better =)

Thanks for all the amazing comments and fav's!!! I was as high as 7.3 then leveled off around here... i'm very happy... I was actually only expecting around a 6.2 or so...

For those that asked, this was shot at 12mm on DX crop... A wider lens wouldn't have helped as there are building beside this that end up getting into the frame... so the cropping on the sides of the church were actually done to crop off those other buildings... better to cut off part of the church than to have other buildings on the edge of the frame...

Special thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jeger for the idea to go take pics of churches that day =)

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How to do the Black sky???

shoot during day with blue sky and when you do a Black and White conversion, play with the blue channels... basically jsut fiddle with all colour channels and you can get some AMAZING results =)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 111
Avg (all users): 7.1009
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.9038
Avg (non-participants): 7.1627
Views since voting: 5799
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 218
Comments: 41
Favorites: 21 (view)


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12/07/2009 11:24:05 PM
Eric, don't feel bad about Mike's post just below mine (myarcaswiss). I checked and he has not been in a challenge yet and has left 6 comments and every one of them are negative. I wish people that only leave negative feedback would show some of their own "perfect" work so we can better understand what the rest of us need to aspire to!
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12/07/2009 11:20:52 PM
Congrats Eric! A well deserved winner. :)
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12/04/2009 06:56:13 AM
There is something rather fake looking about this image, and I believe it is the dark sky in relation to the very crisp and sharply lit church.
This tells me that the shooter relies a lot on the computer to create his photo rather than shoot it better at the start.
I see this as being a photo-illustration rather than a photograph of a church.
No ribbons from me on this one.
12/03/2009 07:51:38 PM
Terrific. Congratulations.
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12/03/2009 09:38:08 AM
E-money. Awesome shot....I used to walk past this church every day on my way to stem pedestrians for quarters work. Fantastic perspective, the duotone processing is spot-on. Hearty congrats on another Blue ribbon for your collection.
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12/02/2009 07:40:40 PM
Great work Eric! Lovely shot of that church. Congrats!

And some people wonder why I want a dedicated wide-angle lens...hmmmm....;-)

Message edited by author 2009-12-02 19:41:37.
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12/02/2009 06:45:07 PM
Oh how FUN! I think I like the idea of you three out shooting together as much as I like it that this got the blue (lots). Congrats on both!
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12/02/2009 11:08:19 AM
Auugh! This is amazing! Black and white suits it beautifully. Congratulations on 1st place!

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12/02/2009 09:25:04 AM
AWESOME photo! I didn't vote in this challenge but certainly would have given this shot a 9
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12/02/2009 07:37:51 AM
Congrats! Amazing finish!
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12/02/2009 06:32:42 AM
Awesome photo buddy. Congrats! I am completely jealous that I didn't take a horizontal version :P

Message edited by author 2009-12-02 06:40:54.
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12/02/2009 05:17:13 AM
Dude!!! You are on FRIRE!!! LOL!!! 'Grats on a fine result! I hate you just a little bit!......8>)
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12/02/2009 04:51:34 AM
Absolutely superb Eric...you nailed this. Congratulations
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12/02/2009 03:29:47 AM
Many congrats on the blue, Eric. Wonderful image, dramatic and perfect in b/w.
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12/02/2009 01:02:46 AM
Congrats. The distortion reminds me of those popup books.
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12/02/2009 12:47:09 AM
WD, I pegged this for a top 10. Crisp clean perfect lighting.
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12/02/2009 12:42:01 AM
solid shot my friend. CONGRATS on the blue!
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12/02/2009 12:25:25 AM
Nice one Eric. :)
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12/02/2009 12:22:38 AM
Congrats on the blue Eric! This was one of my favorites from the challenge. Great B/W conversion.
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12/02/2009 12:22:00 AM
Excellent. This was my top pick. I thought maybe this was gonna be an IR photo. Great conversion! Congrats on the blue!
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12/02/2009 12:13:15 AM
Congrats! Powerful image.
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12/02/2009 12:05:55 AM
oh my, this is good. The black sky seals the deal, how did you make that happen? infra red? so good, congrats!
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12/02/2009 12:02:42 AM
woohoo!!
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12/02/2009 12:02:05 AM
Congrats on the well deserved blue Eric :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2009 06:49:55 PM
absolutely stunning
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12/01/2009 12:00:44 PM
nice job, I like this
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12/01/2009 01:14:58 AM
Awesome capture. I love all the detail and the tree and the lighting, here's a 9 from me!
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11/30/2009 09:21:06 PM
I like the distortion and lighting.
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11/30/2009 07:32:12 PM
I wish I had taken a horizontal version as well. I only shot vertically, and this is much better. Awesome shot.
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11/30/2009 06:47:40 PM
Among best in show. Subject is a terrific fit. B&W was inspired. Great clarity, focus, contrast. My top pick!
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11/29/2009 10:01:59 AM
Nice.
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11/29/2009 07:09:34 AM
really nice shot of this church. I think you wanted to take a couple more steps back to fit the whole building. If would have been nice of you framed the spire with the tree branches.
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11/29/2009 02:24:58 AM
Great perspective. Really like the B/W. 9
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11/27/2009 11:02:25 AM
I just love the richness of tone in this...very well done
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11/27/2009 05:45:26 AM
the building looks good ,but the effect is rather spoiled by the halos on the trees
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11/26/2009 10:52:57 PM
Great tones in this and great sharp clarity of the magnificent architecture of the cathedral. Stark black and white sky and the encroaching branches hint at a bit of a darker interpretation however, as does your title "Judgment Day" - and the person sitting on the stairs is waiting, dwarfed by the immensity and richness of the imposing edifice. Should the organisation of religion overpower the small Soul?
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11/26/2009 02:26:02 PM
Epic. Really well processed. You just need a wider lens :p
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11/26/2009 10:11:31 AM
A truly imposing edifice. Beautiful image!.....8
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11/25/2009 07:06:05 PM
Eric, I am almost done voting through the religion entries, and yours is in a select group of photos that have distinguished themselves. This is a quality image, and I hope you do really well with it. Good luck. (no vote)

FWIW, my girlfriend, Rebecca, said that she would give this a 10 if she could :)
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11/25/2009 12:55:49 PM
Impressive. Looking at this pictures gives the feeling that I'm falling backwards.
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11/25/2009 05:34:05 AM
Blue prediction for this photo...if not, definitely a red.
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