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The Oakland Temple
The Oakland Temple

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Challenge: Bizarrechitecture (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Mar 15, 2010
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 2 seconds
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2010

The Oakland Temple of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) in the hills above the city.

-Tripod, timer, manual mode, manual focus
-Rotate 0.18CCW
-Slight RGB Curve
-Crop a little from left and bottom
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
-Enlarge Canvas to create border (66/77/88% Black)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 243KB

Place: 36 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.8802
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5676
Avg (non-participants): 5.9444
Views since voting: 1446
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 217
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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07/29/2010 10:50:09 PM
You know, I've always wondered what this thing looks like up close... thanks for finally answering this question for me!
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03/28/2010 03:12:47 PM
Excellent night shot indeed. Haven't seen a temple that looks like this one. Thanks for sharing this!
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03/24/2010 03:13:11 AM
Not the finish I predicted but maybe it wasn't bizarre enough for most. I still find it a beautiful night shot. Would have done lots better probably if you had entered it in the night shot challenge.

Edited: Spelling error.

Message edited by author 2010-03-24 03:30:47.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2010 10:49:52 AM
great shot not too bizarre though 6
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03/17/2010 12:33:11 PM
Superbly executed and very striking composition. I like your frame very much and it really compliments the image. Beautiful exposure and lovely fine detail. I think this will finish in the top 10 and has a good chance to ribbon. 9
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03/17/2010 09:39:52 AM
lol, i thought of shooting this this week too. Nice shot and tones. I think it would have shown of its true bizarreness better with a wider shot, where you could see how massive and out of place it is all lit up on the oakland hills.
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03/17/2010 12:23:35 AM
Not totally bizarre, but certainly unusual architecture for a temple. Nicely done. Excellent color tones for a night time shot.
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