Going To Church

© Allen Hughes

Going To Church

Bonnie C. Lackey December 12, 2008

Isn't this gorgeous, Allen! Love your precise comp and effects that are perfect for this image. #1050520

Joan Powell December 12, 2008

So pretty , nicely composed , love the ornamentation ! #6885003

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 12, 2008

Lovely image and composition, Allen.

Dominick #6885147

Carol L. Fowler December 13, 2008

Very interesting architecture. Good timing to get the bicyclist in the gateway #6889196

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. December 13, 2008


KARU. #6889704

Donna K. Kilcher December 14, 2008

what a great image #6890158

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 15, 2008

Awesome clarity and detail Allen! #6896407

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 16, 2008

Fantastic photo taken from a great pov, with wonderful details, colors, lighting and composition. Super work! #6897826

Max Aureli December 19, 2008

Fantastic details and colors!! Beautiful POV in this composition, Allen!! #6914375

Dennis S. Brennan January 03, 2009

This is great. I tried this shot, but I wasn't happy with the result. You really nailed it - and the treatments are very nice. #6978404

Terri Beloit January 04, 2009

STUNNING, Bonnie! You should be very proud and it's well deserving (and MORE) of the POTD!! Way to go! #6979132

Robert K. Bemus level-classic January 04, 2009

Great lighting, comp, and effects...congratulations on very fine POTD, Allen!!! #6979137

Sharon Sawyer January 04, 2009

Allen, congratulations on your awesome EFP & POTD !!! BFILLIANT !!! #6979173

Susie Peek-Swint January 04, 2009

Excellent comp and effects Allen ~ many congrats on your POTD! #6979251

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 04, 2009

Allen.... awesome colors, clarity and composition. Congrats. on your POTD.

UB. #6979254

Michelle Alton January 04, 2009

A wonderful selection for POTD, Allen. Congratulations! #6979362

Jessica Jenney January 04, 2009

Congratulations, Allen on your beautiful POTD! #6979481

Josselyne Klecanda January 04, 2009

Beautiful image, Congrats. #6979502

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 04, 2009

Congratulations Allen on your POTD Win!!!

Dominick #6979527

Terri L. Scribner January 04, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD!! #6979530

Gord MacEachern January 04, 2009

Congratulations, Allen on your POTD!
Enjoyed your gallery, good work>
Gord #6979636

Anita Bower January 04, 2009

This is a compelling image, one that caused me to stop and look more closely. Great light and shadows. Superb composition. The position of the people is just right. Excellent!! #6979708

Sandy Hawkins January 04, 2009

Wonderful work....gorgeous image, big congrats on this POTD image, Allen!

Sandy #6979757

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 04, 2009

Congratulations on your POTD win, Allen, for this marvelous image!!! #6979814

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic January 04, 2009

Absolutely outstanding composition, Allen. Huge congrats on your well-deserved POTD. #6979846

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe January 04, 2009

Lovely compositoin, Allen. Congratulations on your POTD!
kk #6979852

Joy Rector January 04, 2009

congrats on the POTD #6979857

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe January 04, 2009

Oh my, Allen...this is so beautiful....great color, lighting & composition...Congratulations on the POTD....Patricia #6979901

Kathy L. Clark January 04, 2009


Courtenay Vanderbilt January 04, 2009

Congratulations Allen! Well deserved!!! :-)) #6980112

Ellen Powell January 04, 2009

What a beauty! #6980179

Heather Thorsen January 04, 2009

Congratulations Allen on your well deserved winner. #6980181

Juli Schatz January 04, 2009

Beautiful! And another POTD that's NOT a flower. #6980271

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 04, 2009

So beautifully seen and captured!
I love the colors and details, as well as the great comp.
Congrats, Allen, on this well-deserved POTD!
Smiles, Lisa #6980364

A P January 04, 2009

Beautifully framed, wonderful colors. Congrats on the stunning POTD, Allen #6980504

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 04, 2009

Beautiful image....love the colors and your POV! Congrats on the POTD...and I have seen many images get POTD that weren't flowers. #6980576

Leslie Carson Wolfe level-classic January 04, 2009

Nice use of the arch for framing and very nice shadows (perfect time of day)! Congratulations, Allen!

Stan Kwasniowski January 04, 2009

Allen, gorgeous #6980656

Cesar J. La Rosa January 04, 2009

Wonderful photograph, Allen!!! Excellent framing, details and treatment.
Congratulations on this very well-deserved POTD!!!
Cesar #6980709

Lindley Johnson level-classic January 04, 2009

Terrific image, Allen, with perfect composition, vibrant colors, and great effects. Congratulations on your wonderful POTD! #6980764

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic January 04, 2009

I love the filter effects you used. Did you use a 3rd party plug in or a filter in PS? #6980784

Colleen Farrell January 04, 2009

Stanford! I'd have guessed Europe, except for the way the people are dressed for church. Fantastic image, Allen, with wonderful color and detail. Congratulations on your POTD! #6980816

Pat Schilling January 04, 2009

Well, it appears I'll be in the minority. The first thing that struck me was that it's seemed "un-real".... overprocessed...oversharpened? Then, it appears there's a cross at the peak of the church, yet, if so, it's cut off. If you were to move in a bit closer, or maybe shoot from a lower position, you'd have it. That said, an otherwise great compostion, and great light and colors.

Pat #6980907

Allen Hughes January 04, 2009

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I was most surprised.

Pat... Thank you for your honest comment on my POTD today. It is "over processed". It's an HDR image. And yes, there is a cross at the top and I wished I had gotten lower for the shot, which I did on another one, but I liked the people in this one, especially the bike. I'll be going back soon for another try.

But again... thanks for your open and honest comment.


Donna R. Wageman January 04, 2009

Being Sunday and have just come home from church, truly appreciate this image to start the New Year off in a goodly and Godly manner - PLUS a wonderful POTD. More like a painting.
So ornate and full of detail, I love it in every way, especially the family portrayed as America once was.

God Bless! #6981548

Linda Shapiro January 04, 2009

Perfect use of HDR. I normally find HDR too "too", but this use captures the architectural beauty, the saturated color already present plus delivers that other-worldly aura that's appropriate to the setting. Looks like they're all going into heaven! Bravo. #6981634

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 04, 2009

A remarkable POTD Allen, what a beautiful scene. Great POV, details and design. A huge congratulations! #6982118

Kathleen R. Struckle January 04, 2009

Beautiful image and scene. congrats on POTD!! #6982167

Tommy E. Burgess January 04, 2009

Congratulations on this outstanding POTD Allen!!! #6982423

Evy Johansen level-classic January 04, 2009

BIG congratulationa on this beautiful POTD, Allen!! Very well deserved!! #6982977

Guy D. Biechele level-classic January 06, 2009

Terrific light, composition, depth, and effects. Congratulations on your POTD! #6990440

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 11, 2009

Breathtaking...this is one beautiful capture!!! WOW! #7015759

Michelle Alton January 21, 2009

This one is going all the way, Allen. I love it! Congratulations! #7063166

Dennis S. Brennan January 21, 2009

Congrats Allen. Well deserved. #7063871

Leslie Carson Wolfe level-classic January 21, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, Allen! #7065125

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 21, 2009

Wonderful capture. Congrats on this lovely Finalist.

UB. #7065336

Vitor Dias January 22, 2009

Congratulations Allen.

rgs Vitor #7066737

Max Aureli January 22, 2009

Congratulations Allen on this fantastic Finalist!!!! #7066832

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 22, 2009


Tiia Vissak January 22, 2009

Congratulations! #7069041

Colleen Farrell January 23, 2009

Woohoo!! WTG, Allen! I can see this getting a gold. Congratulations on an awesome finalist! #7074580

Jeana Clark January 24, 2009

Wonderful work!!!!!
An Excellent Finalist& POTD!!!!

~J~ #7082019

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 25, 2009

Congratulations! #7084232

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic January 25, 2009

Another outstanding finalist, Allen. A huge congratulations. #7084846

Datha Y. Thompson February 12, 2009

W O W ! ! A definate FAV for me!!
A belated Congratulations on both your POTD and Finalist!! Excellent :0) #7157572

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