Prince of Peace, Episcopal church, Gettysburg, Pa.

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Prince of Peace, Episcopal church, Gettysburg, Pa.

Carla Capra level-classic 6/11/2012 7:12:46 AM

Boy that red door sure pops against the stones. I like how the shape of the top of the door repeats in those windows. Great find, Beth. #1468477

Rita K. Connell level-classic 6/11/2012 7:19:58 AM

this is a cool shot beth, I agree with carla I love that the window follows the pattern, the curve wall adds a nice dimension to the image #10176057

Michael Kelly level-classic 6/11/2012 12:36:33 PM

This is indeed a very nice find. I like the POV and the repeating patterns of the architectural elements are wonderful.

I find that in spite of the bright red door the shot has an overall dark and moody feel. Lightening it up and opening the shadows would help that. I also selectively reduced the red channel on the door. Here is a quick example of what I have in mind. #10176328

Beth Spencer level-classic 6/11/2012 7:57:02 PM

Thank you Carla and Rita. Mike I wasn't sure about the red channel, but think I got it. I selected it, then did an adjustment layer with levels and did the red channel. It is lighter now. Thanks #10176848

Anthony L. Mancuso 6/12/2012 5:31:53 AM

Nice comp and colors Beth...I do think the original needed to be lightened a bit, but I think the edit went to far with that and you lost too much of the texture and contrast in the stonework. #10177336

Teresa H. Hunt 6/12/2012 11:34:57 AM

Oh I love the red door! I like the moody feel of the original. I do agree with Tony I think you lightened it a bit to much. :) #10177681

Wendy M. Hansen-Penman 6/12/2012 6:16:10 PM

Funny, I have some photos of an episcopal church and it too has a bright red door? Is that a thing? I think this is a perfect exposure. I like the color and contrast, and of course, the composition. #10178119

Aimee C. Eisaman 6/13/2012 4:57:51 AM

Congrats on the EP! :~) I don't like the changes on this one...they make it feel to washed out for me and bring out that green too much. I think this would be a great one to try some selective coloring on! #10178481

Debbie E. Payne 6/13/2012 9:30:12 AM

Love the shot, B9th - you are a bit underexposed and Michael's is a bit overexposed/lost contrast. So I would suggest somewhere in the middle. But the judges loved it and we do too! And the door is right in the sweet spot as well. #10178795

Beth Spencer 6/13/2012 7:18:32 PM

Thanks guys, I will give the edits a try either tomorrow after work or on Friday. #10179411

Rita K. Connell level-classic 6/15/2012 4:03:12 PM

i think out of the two edits that I like mikes because it didn't take away from the detail of the stone. in your you lost to much shadows. #10181686

Beth Spencer 6/16/2012 7:03:56 PM

I finally got some edits done. I was trying to figure out how to do the SC in Viveza and finally found it. It is my first attempt so hopefully I will keep at it.
I also did a vignette on them two different ways. #10183191

Aimee C. Eisaman 6/16/2012 7:32:16 PM

I really like the last one with the interesting version of this image. I can't say I like it better than the all color version....they are both good! :~) #10183222

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