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With Two Suns...
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With Two Suns...
With Two Suns...
Playing around in PSE2; used Distortion Tool to the minimize tilt effect visible in the columns, then mirrored original image (left side) to create this impossible cathedral nave.
3/06 Finalist; DD

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kerby lee pfrangle
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    Nice depth of field and wonderful shining colors. Great use of effects.

3/30/2006 3:39:24 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Kerby! I'd love to see the cathedral with light like this, in reality!

3/30/2006 3:54:51 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Christopher,
This is so stunning! Your DOF is perfection!

3/30/2006 3:59:35 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Cindy! I want to reshoot the same shot next fall (when the sunlight does this amazing show!) now that I know more about my camera.

Not sure what happened, Lynne Hoad, with your message. I was notified of it, but it is attached to a different Photo ID than this thread:
"Gorgeous image Christopher, for playing around, it's an exceptionally beautiful and clever shot. Love the colors too!!"
Anyway, thanks again!

3/30/2006 5:05:07 AM

 
Brinn MacDougall
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I'm always in awe of your indoor shots, Chris..love the colors and design!

3/30/2006 10:47:14 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Well, thanks, Brinn! This one I think is a tad too dark in the ceiling, but if I opened it up in the shadows, I'd lose that amazing color pretty fast... :(

3/30/2006 2:35:03 PM

 
Dee Ann Young
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Wonderful image, striking quality and color!

3/31/2006 11:18:28 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Dee! The light there, in fall, does amazing things!

4/1/2006 1:33:47 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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CONGRATS, my friend! Very well deserved!

4/25/2006 12:21:42 PM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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Congrats! beautiful colours chris!

4/25/2006 1:57:30 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations, fantastic work Christopher!

4/25/2006 1:57:48 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Christopher, both for the total image and the great effects!

4/25/2006 2:22:31 PM

 
Stan Lubach
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Congrats on the finalist!

4/25/2006 2:24:55 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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Congratulations Christopher. Great colors.

4/25/2006 6:19:25 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, everybody! And congrats yourselves, on your Finalists!

4/25/2006 6:27:46 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congrats! Just a lovely work of art. Much luck in the next round.

4/25/2006 7:19:41 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations and good luck next round, Christopher!!!

4/25/2006 7:26:08 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Way to go, Christopher!! Love the wonderful "glow" look to the columns, merged into the dark background! Nice work!! Congratulations on the recognition from the judges!

4/25/2006 8:08:29 PM

 
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Thanks, Tamera, Shaon & Brian! This started as one of my very early shots (since starting with a digital camera) and it took me this long to think about "mirroring" it. Would be something else to walk in and actually ever see this kind of effect!

4/26/2006 3:54:11 AM

 
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Chris,

A beautiful shot. Congratuations on your two winners this month!

4/26/2006 5:39:38 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you Don! I liked the original, but was never 100% satisfied with how dark the ceiling was, for a "stand alone" shot... however, that darkness turned out to help me blend the mirror-image in with the original, I think, for this image.

4/26/2006 7:28:05 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Chris the result is amazing !! No wonder it became finalist !!! Bog congrats again :O)

4/26/2006 1:48:55 PM

 
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Congrats on your Finalist...wonderful capture and colors!

4/27/2006 8:56:52 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Sylvia and Corinne!

4/27/2006 10:42:23 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Christopher, this is wonderful!! Great capture and great work on making it a memorable image.

5/2/2006 12:27:32 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Mick; I appreciate it!

5/2/2006 1:54:17 PM

 
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Wow, Chris! This is just awesome. What a great idea and I love the color!

7/22/2006 7:36:14 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, Lorri! It lent itself very well to a mirror treatment, to "complete" the gothic arch suggestion.

7/23/2006 4:41:55 AM

 
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