Sanctuary of Colors

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Sanctuary of Colors

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 1/9/2008 9:49:54 PM

Christopher J. Budny

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member since: 10/3/2005 I can't resist commenting on this... You know I love seeing what other people shoot at the cathedral; this is brilliant! You've managed to create impressive depth, and suggest great height---and this is not a "tall" section of the cathedral, relatively speaking. I love the vault ribbing being visible in your comp, plus the on-center alignment of the receding arches, and your editing overall... Fantastic work, Sue!!
12/31/2007 8:33:11 PM

Susan M. Rosin

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member since: 7/18/2006 Thanks so much, Chris! Your comment means a lot to me and I am really happy that you think so highly of this. I was definitely inspired by your own wonderful work in this area. I did try to do this in my own photography style, which is to get an overall wide view from floor to ceiling and a long shot showing the succession of arches. I just love shots like that. And just love the architecture in this wonderful place. It's been such a joy to photograph.


Ali K 1/10/2008 1:49:22 AM

Super. :) #5317882

Arlene Krassner 1/10/2008 2:40:37 AM

How fortunate to have an opportunity to capture the splendid color Susan. It certainly adds to the grandeur of this location. This is a winner! #5317967

Robert Baer 1/10/2008 2:35:58 PM

absolutely spectacular capture. you and chris have both done the national cathedral a great tribute in your images of this area. #5320916

Alex T. Mizuno 1/10/2008 11:37:19 PM

Susan, the beauty of the colors reflected in this corridor is just out of this world! I can imagine the feeling of being there as you photographed this image. #5322281

Dolly L. Davis 1/14/2008 5:12:34 PM

Amazing - WOW! Love it! #5340372

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 1/19/2008 6:43:55 PM

The image speaks for itself, in a word -Awesome! #5364857

Sylvia Rossler 2/22/2008 2:18:17 PM

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist Susan :o) #5532826

Alex T. Mizuno 2/22/2008 3:23:10 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Susan!!! #5533515

Carla Metzler 2/22/2008 3:41:28 PM

Congratulations, Susan! This is beautiful! #5533787

Michelle R. Kovach 2/22/2008 5:38:34 PM

Congrats Sue! #5534762

Christopher Budny level-classic 2/22/2008 7:45:21 PM

Sue! I'm so happy to see this make Finalist! I hope it advances; I love your composition and treatment on this! #5535843

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/22/2008 7:46:51 PM

What a beautiful finalist, Sue. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #5535863

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 2/22/2008 9:05:37 PM

Congratulations on your Finalists for this excellent capture Susan! #5536413

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/22/2008 9:33:49 PM

Outstanding colors and design elements Susan!! Congratulations on your finalist! #5536540

Katarina Mansson 2/23/2008 3:43:20 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Susan! #5537515

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 2/23/2008 8:05:00 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist,Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5538883

Susan Fox level-classic 2/23/2008 8:40:13 AM

Congratulations Sue! #5539138

Mitch Spence level-classic 2/23/2008 9:06:37 AM

Congratulations, Sue! #5539324

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 2/23/2008 10:09:10 AM

Congrats Susan on your finalist! #5539687

Ken Smith level-classic 2/23/2008 10:50:53 AM

I wanna go!! LOL Congrats on this beauty, Susan! #5539917

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 2/23/2008 2:36:07 PM

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments! I appreciate them! #5540830

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 2/25/2008 1:44:03 PM

Such a treat to see it full of color this way! CONGRATULATIONS! #5550372

Datha Y. Thompson 2/25/2008 9:58:46 PM

Congratulations Sue!!! GORGEOUS!!! #5552167

Les Rhoades level-classic 2/26/2008 10:24:43 PM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!


Carol Teal 2/27/2008 4:49:31 PM

Beautiful Susan! I am sure it would be wonderful to see this in person! Congrats on your finalist! #5563901

Robert Baer 12/26/2008 2:27:58 PM

just beautiful susan
i wish I had the luxury of spending days at the cath4dral. this was my second visit there and it is si special. #6944691

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Another photo in my National Cathedral series taken the end of November. It is my own interpretation of a similar area photographed by fellow BPer and photo buddy, Chris Budny. Chris(a docent at the cathedral) invited me into the cathedral before opening hours one morning to photograph the displays of colors that beam into this corridor during the fall months when the sun is lower in the sky. We had lots of fun that morning going up and down this one corridor photographing all the beauty. According to Chris, this was the best time of year to photograph the cathedral as the colors are at their peak. Wilson's Tomb is centrally located in this corridor. The colors that come off from the windows there transform the entire area as well as gives a superb view of colors transcending down the entire hallway. It's just beautiful!

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 140/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

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