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La Collégiale
La Collégiale

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Challenge: 100 Years Old II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
Location: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Date: Jan 17, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 s
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2011

In the first 100 years old challenge, a lot of voters doubted that my subject was indeed 100 years old. Therefore I wanted to play safe this time with early gothic ;-)

I was very disappointed that the basilica presently is in scaffolding for restoration. Fortunately, the fog does make it not overly obvious. But I had to chose quite a tight composition. I tried to frame it with the statue of Guillaume Farel, a reformator and a tree branch to make it more appealing.

Because of the fog, everything looked quite tinted form the light. Therefore a selected the church and partially desaturated the surroundings.

Place: 52 out of 141
Avg (all users): 5.6911
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.6620
Avg (non-participants): 5.7083
Views since voting: 977
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 191
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2011 02:52:23 PM
Atmospheric mist combined with the light is effective
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01/23/2011 10:55:51 PM
Love the foggy atmosphere.
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01/22/2011 08:05:55 PM
The effect of the mist looks really nice, a pity the scaffolding in the background. Nicely done.
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01/20/2011 03:08:45 PM
Wonderfully moody. Great composition and excellent framing with the branches. Very well done.
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01/20/2011 02:30:25 AM
seems a little washed out, would be awesome if the ri8ght pillar had better contrast.
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01/19/2011 04:34:31 PM
the twigs at the top add a nice touch
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01/19/2011 04:30:25 PM
The plastic from the construction behind the church hurt this a lot.
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01/19/2011 02:03:48 AM
Love the tree branches at the top of the frame. The fog adds to the overall mood. Nicely done.
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