The Long Aisle

© Christopher Budny

The Long Aisle

Michelle Alton 11/7/2013 5:17:04 AM just HAD to be with those amazing gals! I'm impressed with the fact that the upper half of the image seems centered and almost symmetrical, but the bottom half is angled to a centered vanishing point. How'd you DO THAT? #1551646

Lindley Johnson 11/7/2013 6:27:56 AM

Love this image of St. Alphonsus, Chris. One of my favorite things about this church is the color - the vivid blue and the delicate cream - and you nailed it here! #10893015

Joy Rector 11/7/2013 8:50:24 AM

awesome #10893120

Leslie McLain 11/7/2013 4:19:52 PM

Beautiful capture and colors, Chris. #10893426

Usman M. Bajwa 11/8/2013 1:52:01 AM

Another of your many awesome architectural shots, Chris. Good luck with this!

UB. #10893605

Christopher Budny 11/8/2013 5:14:20 AM

Thanks, folks!
Michelle; I didn't do anything unusual here - even though I'm positioned right of center (on the aisle carpet) I placed the altar essentially horizontally centered in the composition. If you look really closely, the upper half is not actually "centered" either, as a result, though it looks close to it. I suspect he length of the building "smooths out" some of the differences, visually -- and my lower point of view helps too; the aisle carpet clearly doesn't appear centered, but I'm closest to it, compared to the ceiling, so the look of off-centeredness is more pronounced in the bottom half of the image, being closer to the lens. #10893713

Ellen Hodges 11/8/2013 7:10:03 AM

Extremely well done and gorgeous, Chris!!!! Sooooo beautiful!! #10893847

Christopher Budny 11/8/2013 9:31:28 AM

Thanks Ellen -- and thanks for helping put the visit together in the first place! #10893956

Linda D. Lester 11/13/2013 5:58:02 PM

Stunning! Love this! #10898194

Christopher Budny 11/14/2013 5:47:44 AM

Thank you! #10898605

Merna L. Nobile 1/14/2014 10:43:22 AM

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From the great day out in Chicago's neighborhoods, visiting 3 beautiful old churches with Ellen, Leslie & Lindley.
Here, St. Alphonsus. Dedicated in 1897, and partially rebuilt after a 1950 fire.

Exif: F Number: 18, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 11/7/2013 4:18:05 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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