Photography Duel - UNFLUX vs digitalMedia II

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Before anyone asks, it was hot and muggy and my camera had been in the air-conditioned car. ;)


The condensation (I'm assuming?) created a quite nice effect - looks like it was done in post!
I have a picture that turned out similarly - it was -30 something out and I was in a heated car changing lenses!

Also, the silhouette picture posted previously is my pic of the litter thus far.
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Really "cool" effect dM. :cool: ;) It really softens up the edges and gives it a more period feel to go along with the subject itself. Sometimes the images you don't think will be any good turn out great!

#4 - Facade - St. James Chruch at Madison Ave, NYC
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That would have been perfect for the Shadow contest. Very nice shot.
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Freakin' beautiful! That's an awesome shot. It really conveys the scale and size well.

My next entry was a tough decision. I just shot this church this past weekend and with no further adieu...

The Ruins of Old Sheldon - Prince William's Parish Church in Gardens Corner, SC.

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// I have a ton of photos for a gallery at the end of this duel. :cool:
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LOVE the last entry UNFLUX.
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Oh I would have loved to visit that church dM. It looks like a gold mind for photo opps! Excellent use of depth and distance in that one, using the wall and archway to frame it out.

Thanks for the comments guys. :)
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Oh I would have loved to visit that church dM. It looks like a gold mind for photo opps!


Yup, this wasn't my favortie shot, but it was one I hadn't seen done a bunch of times.
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Are you a religious person dM or do you just photograph alot of churches when you travel?
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Oh, well, I'm kind of weird I guess. Spirituality doesn't come easily to me, I'm a natural-born agnostic - just the way I'm wired. But, I do go to church every Sunday like clock work, I listen to the message and I'm active in my church where I can be.

I find churches to be incredibly interesting. The vast variety and diversity of types of churches is compelling to me. There's the architecture, personalities of the congregations, the histories, sterotypic American-isms, etc...

I've planned to do a photo-expose' of churches in my area for a long time. This duel is going to be the springboard for that, I hope.

//I guess it helped that my Dad was an architect(retired) who specialized in designing churches.
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#5 - Evil - St. James Chruch at Madison Ave, NYC
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wow what a contest! currently my favourite is probably dM's Chapin Church, although Unflux's St. James is right up there. Amazing, both of you. inspires me to go dig out my pics of churches around York...
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Thanks, celandine!

UNFLUX, sir, you're good. Too good, maybe. :thumbsup:

Here's a bit of contrast to the subject matter of your last entry. :)

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Whoa, i generally love B&W photographs but i cannot tell you how much i love that last entry UNFLUX.

I just wish i had a fraction of your talent.
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Here's a bit of contrast to the subject matter of your last entry. :)

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Dammit! I was in Edmonton over the weekend and their was an ancient "Church of Christian Science".
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#6 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Spring Grove, PA
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God these are great pics you guys. I just love the architecture in these churches. People just don't build buildings like that anymore.
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This is fun! :cool:

Here's another steeple. This one is Salem Methodis in Ballentine, SC.

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Very cool effect, well executed! The rich, dark silhouettes are dreamy, and really give an added element of distance and scale. I love the feeling of hiding away and peering through, like going to church will relieve me of these crowded visions.

ugh i just got a little philosophical, no? :P Never mind - it's a nice steeple!
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#7 - Church of Unknown Name - Lineboro, MD
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Ah yes, that is great composition. Looks like a very serene setting. Was this a one-room schoolhouse kind of church? Looks like it.

Here's mine. This is the threshold at my church.

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Episcopal Church of Saint Simon and Saint Jude - Irmo, SC
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Yeah, there are several like it in the surrounding towns -- all very rural and classically preserved. I love the colouring of the stone in yours. Good angle too, makes it much more interesting. I can't quite make out the top part of the message tho. Grace...something...house... ;)
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"Peace Be To This House" ;)

It's actually kind of hard to read when you're standing right over it. The stone slabs were once the baptismal font in the church's previous location.

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Yeah, there are several like it in the surrounding towns -- all very rural and classically preserved.


When my folks lived in Massachusettes, I loved how every town you drove through all had a town center with some sort of gazebo/town square thing.
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#8 - St. Jacob's Stone Church (Union Church), Glenville, PA - Celebrating 250 years! The graveyard is immense, going back along the road you come in at least half a mile. Rather bleak for a church entrance, but considering it's heritage and history, I'm sure it's more comforting than looked at disapprovingly.

I really want to get inside this one. There's several very large stained glass windows around the perimeter. I'm sure they're even more beautiful from inside. It was gloomy when I stopped by, so I thought the graveyard was more appropriate to the weather.
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Very dark and spooky looking in this shot. I bet a bright sunny day makes it look completely different.



I'm not crazy about my next shot, but I kept NOT deleting it. :)
//I guess I like the lines.

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I love the simple, minimalistic lines. Excellent composition for sure. It almost looks like you cut it out of a magazine and placed in on that smooth backdrop - collage style. ;)
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UNFLUX has apparently suspended his campaign! :lol:

Therefore, I proclaim myself the winner.



Not really.

BUMP!
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UNFLUX, your St.Paul is my favorite, period. Because I studied there..but it was a Malaysian St.Paul.

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Love your pictures and DM too. Truly amazing.
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I love the #8 picture made by UNFLUX. The one with the tombstones. That one looks awesome.

Can't wait for UNFLUX to come back with a staggering picture.
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Sorry everyone, haven't been around much due to a new job and all. I'll give more details later, but it's great and I'm lovin' it. Soon!
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From a technical standpoint UNFLUX' first entry is great, but so far aesthetically
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