Power and Glory!

© Ronald F. Fischer

Power and Glory!

Jennifer L. Alder 10/15/2007 6:38:06 AM

Well, Ron, I think the conversion and effects here are amazing! Terrific capture and location - wonderful comp, light and contrast
:) #762157

Nadine A. Lewis 10/15/2007 6:56:20 AM

F A N T A S T I C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS, Ronald!!! <>< #4928158

Judy A. Lawhon 10/15/2007 7:01:11 AM

Ron, makes me want to shout "Hallelujah!" Awesome capture and effects....a winner!! #4928185

Barbara L. Richardson 10/15/2007 7:10:43 AM

Awesome capture and effects!!! #4928224

Colette M. Metcalf 10/15/2007 7:40:39 AM

Gorgeous, Ron!! #4928332

Kaye Burazin 10/15/2007 7:49:33 AM

Stunning, somewhat ominous in feel but in a dream-like spiritual way. #4928386

Carolyn M. Fletcher 10/15/2007 12:35:08 PM

Nice job on this! I can't get Virtual Photographer to work with Vista. I miss it. #4929383

Dennis Flanagan 10/15/2007 3:39:29 PM

Excellent shot Ron. Very eye-catching in the thumbnail size too. #4930194

Linda Blair 10/15/2007 4:06:21 PM

PERFECTION!!!!!! Holy cow this is beautiful and dramatic....excellent work..I just can't say enough...it's wonderful and going into my favs!!!!! ☺ #4930385

David Phalen 10/15/2007 5:27:18 PM

Exclamatory creative work Ron! #4930791

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/15/2007 5:50:59 PM

The drama, effects, clouds, scene and everything come together. Magic, Ronald, a favorite for me!!! #4930897

Emile Abbott 10/16/2007 8:20:57 AM

WOW, Very dramatic effects that you have magicly worked into a exception composition and presentation, Ronald. #4933902

Michael Umbreit 10/16/2007 6:39:36 PM

Ronald - Great effects and the end result is fantastic! - Mike #4936096

Nancy L. Green 10/16/2007 9:07:08 PM

I love this RON, the drama here is fantastic and I LOVE the wonderful title!! <>< #4936585

Bill Wyatt 10/17/2007 3:36:40 AM

I like the effects, the light is terrific and the dramatic contrasts work well my friend! #4937688

Gregory Allen Collins 10/18/2007 10:08:17 AM

Verynice image Ronald, super job on this. #4944576

Ken Smith 10/18/2007 4:34:05 PM

Awesome shot, Ron. I thought maybe it was IR. And, I have Virtual Photogapher ... can't beat the price, and it's a super plug-in! #4945878

Souha Dooly 10/18/2007 9:37:07 PM

Love it,Ronald!!wonderful done !! #4946881

Linda L. Ruiz 10/19/2007 7:59:02 PM

This is fantastic. I would love to hang this in my home. Just beautiful. #4951088

eileen bedford 10/20/2007 9:08:06 AM

AWESOME CAPTURE AND WORK ON THIS, it sure 'pops' out at you. love it...... #4952995

Cyn Valentine 10/20/2007 3:22:25 PM

Awesome light and effects Ron..terrific comp!! Very well done!! #4954005

Vishal Sharma 10/20/2007 7:00:41 PM

Awesome! composition, lighting, B&W effects, Ron!!! #4954696

Erika Haight 10/22/2007 12:53:52 PM

Beautiful B&W Ronald!! I love these kind of shots! erika #4962421

Meg Voyzey 10/22/2007 5:17:02 PM

All I can say is WOW! What an amazing image! Beautifully done!! #4963333

Kaye Burazin 10/22/2007 8:32:22 PM

Yes indeed y this is an enjoyable and amazing image Ron. The tonal quality is perfect. #4964138

Crystal L. Craig 10/22/2007 8:46:19 PM

Wow, this is absolutely fantastic Ron! Incredible details, clarity, wonderful tones ... just fabulous all the way around :) #4964196

Terry L. Ellis 10/23/2007 10:20:23 AM

It is gorgeous, Ronald! Incredible PS work! #4967298

Stephanie Frey 10/26/2007 5:07:56 PM

Wow! Great job. #4987705

Shirley A. Kinney 10/26/2007 9:44:16 PM

Beautiful image, Ronald. The effects you have given this are awesome. #4988737

Linda L. Ruiz 10/29/2007 9:27:46 AM

I know that I commented once...but I saw this again in editors pick and had to comment again. Love this shot. #4999793

Kristi A. Howson 11/10/2007 2:21:18 PM

Very beautiful with these strong B&W tonal values and mood Ron! #5054936

Stacy Lankford 11/21/2007 8:46:26 AM

Very nice image! #5106807

Tammy Scott 11/26/2007 4:02:02 PM

Congratulations on a terrific finalist! #5127867

David Phalen 11/26/2007 5:48:48 PM

BIG Congrats on a well deserved Finalist!! #5129625

Nadya Johnson 11/26/2007 6:03:27 PM

Congratulations Ronald on your outstanding finalist! #5129896

Cyn Valentine 11/26/2007 6:07:22 PM

Awesome image..congratulations Ron!! #5129982

Michael S. Baker 11/26/2007 6:43:18 PM

Had a good feeling about this image, Ron. Congratulations on being a finalist. Best of luck in the next round!!
Mike B- #5130592

Crystal L. Craig 11/26/2007 6:44:31 PM

Wahoo Ron! Congratulations on making finalist! #5130607

Kay E. Mahoney 11/26/2007 6:47:57 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. #5130655

Su Sana E. P 11/26/2007 9:36:16 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist, Ronald!! #5132542

Dr Silly 11/27/2007 6:22:08 AM

Wonderful PS work on this wonderful finalist Ron. Congrats. :O)

Corinne M. Thompson 11/27/2007 7:48:31 AM

Wow...this is a masterpiece Ronald, excellent work! Congrats on the Finalist! #5135150

Gail Vitikacs 11/27/2007 8:58:18 AM

One to be proud of Ronald! Congratulations! #5135559

Terry L. Ellis 11/27/2007 9:51:11 AM

A fantastic finalist, Ronald! Huge congratulations! #5135937

Michael Umbreit 11/27/2007 3:51:32 PM

Ronald - Congratulations on your finalist! - Mike #5137815

James Quantz Jr. 11/27/2007 6:15:43 PM

Cool image, Ron - I definitely thought it was IR! JQ #5138748

KV Day 11/27/2007 6:33:30 PM

A big big congrats Ron~! #5138820

Ken Smith 11/27/2007 6:57:37 PM

Awesome job, Ron!! Congrats!! #5138921

Carla Metzler 11/27/2007 7:14:49 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ron! Great job! #5139026

Tammy Scott 11/27/2007 7:17:33 PM

Congratulations on your terrific win! #5139047

Christopher Budny 11/27/2007 7:29:08 PM

A terrific image to win, Ron--congratulations! #5139173

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/27/2007 7:29:39 PM

Oh Ronald, I'm so happy that this image won!! It is inspirational and absolutely beautiful!! Way to go, congratulations!!!! #5139176

Pat Gamwell 11/27/2007 8:33:32 PM

WooHoo! WTG, my friend! Well deserved! #5139534

Tamera S. Phillips 11/27/2007 8:45:33 PM

Way to go Ron! What a terrific image. The grandbaby brought you good luck. #5139600

Stephanie Frey 11/27/2007 8:47:21 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful win! #5139607

randy dannheim 11/27/2007 8:48:37 PM

Ron, wonderful shot and well deserved win. #5139611

Su Sana E. P 11/27/2007 8:58:30 PM

Huge Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, Ronald!! #5139663

Darryl Wilkinson 11/27/2007 9:22:00 PM

Fascinating piece of work, Ron! Congratulations on your win!! #5139786

Karen Engelbreth 11/27/2007 9:25:15 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ronald!


ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/28/2007 12:57:21 AM

Congratulations on your win, Ronald!!! #5140519

Bill Wyatt 11/28/2007 2:39:07 AM

Congratulations on your winner Ron!! #5140746

Autum Rhoades 11/28/2007 5:01:52 AM

Awesome! Congrats on this wonderful win! Love the title! #5141331

Crossroad Photography 11/28/2007 5:18:59 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Ronald! Congratulations on your lovely finalist. #5141441

Corinne M. Thompson 11/28/2007 5:29:14 AM

A well deserved win...congrats Ronald! #5141510

Cyn Valentine 11/28/2007 5:30:25 AM

Congratulations Ron..on this great win!! WTG!! #5141517

Mary Timman 11/28/2007 6:06:38 AM

You did excellent work with this. So beautiful! Congratulations! #5141734

Emile Abbott 11/28/2007 6:16:19 AM

Congratulations on this well deserve and fantastic winner, Ronald. Way to go my friend. #5141784

Cheryl E. Molennor 11/28/2007 7:18:04 AM

Congratulations! #5142199

Nadya Johnson 11/28/2007 8:58:06 AM

Congratulations Ronald, on your winner!! #5142728

Michael S. Baker 11/28/2007 9:51:36 AM

Big Congrats, Ron on your win!!
Keep up the excellent photography!
Mike B- #5142928

Milan Banik 11/28/2007 10:29:23 AM

congratulations #5143067

Terry L. Ellis 11/28/2007 11:00:04 AM

Congratulations, Ronald!! Wonderful! #5143166

David Phalen 11/28/2007 12:04:09 PM

Big Congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #5143404

Dr Silly 11/28/2007 1:47:34 PM

Ron glad to see this got the Gold, congratulations. :O)

Claudia Kuhn 11/28/2007 2:13:29 PM

Wonderful work and image Ronald, congrats on a fine win! #5143865

Laurie Daily 11/28/2007 2:18:35 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Ronald!!! #5143897

Kathy L. Clark 11/28/2007 7:45:55 PM

Congratulations Ronald on this totally fabulous winner. #5145071

Datha Y. Thompson 11/28/2007 9:04:15 PM

Congratulations Ronald!! OUTSTANDING!!! :0) #5145335

Ron Roberts 11/29/2007 6:57:04 AM


MICHAEL Fischer 11/29/2007 1:13:45 PM

Outstanding job. Congratulations Ron #5148199

Linda Blair 11/29/2007 3:55:38 PM

I knew it was a winner...I think it deserves first place...awesome work on this gorgeous image!!! A big congrats!!!!!! ☺ #5148734

paola A. Jofre 11/30/2007 5:13:42 PM

Congratulations, Ronald!!
Beautiful job on the editing!! #5153510

Cassie L. Woodlee 12/3/2007 5:55:25 PM

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!! WOW Ronald!!! congratulations on this specatular winner!!! #5165339

Shawn Jennings 12/12/2007 5:52:26 AM

Wow! Fantastic work Ron! Congratulations on your win and being featured in the DD newsletter. #5199214

Les Rhoades 12/12/2007 11:25:48 AM

Congratulations on your Digital Darkroom Newsletter expo. #5200502

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/12/2007 7:09:51 PM

So glad to see one of my favorites in the DD newsletter today!! Congratulations Ron! #5201761

Jennifer L. Alder 12/13/2007 2:27:30 AM

Big congrats on this amazing image, Ron!! SO worthy of the attention-- absolutely gorgeous! :) #5202427

RC Fritz 12/16/2007 6:14:23 AM

The image is absolutely gorgeous. I really like the treatment, Ronald! Amazing!! A very late congratulations on your WIN!! #5213122

Stephanie Laird 12/19/2007 6:06:20 AM

Ronald, sorry for the late congrats on this but this is stunning! Big Congratulations!!! #5226500

Dennis Flanagan 1/2/2008 12:29:13 AM

Acronym City....WTG on the POTD #5279618

Su Sana E. P 1/2/2008 12:35:32 AM

Ronald, huge Congratulations on this great POTD image and Win!! #5279636

Avril Young 1/2/2008 12:37:51 AM

wow fantastic photo, love the filters and effects you used...this is a masterpiece!!!! CONGRATS! #5279642

Lynne Morris 1/2/2008 1:01:32 AM

What an awesome image Ronald, huge Congratulations on your win and POTD award, well deserved. #5279701

Bill Houghton 1/2/2008 1:28:15 AM

You did a wonderful job on this Ronald. Great work. Congratulations. Bill

Check out my personal website:

Bill Houghton Photography #5279781

David Phalen 1/2/2008 1:47:03 AM

WTG!! BIG CONGRATS on a well deserved POTD!!! #5279826

Joy Rector 1/2/2008 2:34:23 AM

congrats on the POTD #5279938

Toni Riggs 1/2/2008 2:40:29 AM

Beautiful image, congrats! #5279963

Les Rhoades 1/2/2008 2:56:54 AM

Congrats on the POTD!
wonderful image. #5280044

Nadya Johnson 1/2/2008 2:58:00 AM

Congratulations on your Photo of the Day! #5280052

Chris Ebben 1/2/2008 2:59:03 AM

Damn good work, & congrats on your POTD. Great title also=^..^= #5280058

Judyann Plante 1/2/2008 3:25:23 AM

Ron, Congratulations on this fantastic POTD!!! Great Work!

Judyann <>< #5280147

Bill Wyatt 1/2/2008 3:35:01 AM

Congratulations on your POTD!! #5280170

Laurie Daily 1/2/2008 3:41:39 AM

Beautiful, Ronald, so very happy to see this image this morning...A fantastic POTD! #5280184

Ken Smith 1/2/2008 3:44:54 AM

Ron, super job. Congrats on your POTD!! #5280198

Jim Britt 1/2/2008 4:18:33 AM

Extremely dramatic and detailed. Congrats on your POTD. Nice job. #5280365

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/2/2008 4:31:04 AM

Congratulations on your potd Ron, this is a pleasure to view always!! #5280431

Corinne M. Thompson 1/2/2008 4:38:19 AM

Happy New Year Ronald and Congrats on your POTD! #5280470

Ben M. Trapnell 1/2/2008 4:41:42 AM

Ron - very nicely done. I've photographed that church a number of times but the sky was never very cooperative... Nice use of filters to completely set the mood. Happy New Year! #5280488

Cesar J. La Rosa 1/2/2008 4:47:07 AM

WOW!!! You've certainly done a WONDERFUL job here, Ron. I'm so happy to see your excellent work has been recognized. Congratulations on your well-deserved Gold Medal and POTD!!!
Happy New Year!!!
Cesar #5280510

Nikki McDonald 1/2/2008 4:56:22 AM

Well, this is far from "flat" now, Ron. In fact, it was the wonderful contrasts and dramatic tones that led me to open this POTD and comment on it--something I seldom take the time to do unless the winner is a special cyber friend :) Congratulations on your win (which I obviously missed) and this newest award. #5280548

Nina Shields 1/2/2008 5:06:30 AM

Ronald, this was a favorite of mine the first time that I saw it; the image has a fitting Spiritual aspect to it and you've captured it perfectly; truly powerful and very thought provoking! #5280602

Laura Clay-Ballard 1/2/2008 5:06:51 AM

beautiful! congrats! #5280604

Lisa J. Boulden 1/2/2008 5:07:00 AM

Congrats, Ron, on this fabulous POTD!
(and, of course, on your win!!!)
--Lisa #5280605

Linda D. Lester 1/2/2008 5:11:40 AM

What a beauty.....Congratulations on your POTD!!!!!!! #5280619

Cheryl E. Molennor 1/2/2008 5:12:01 AM

Beautiful!Congratulations! #5280622

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/2/2008 5:22:24 AM

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous ~ congratulations Ron!

jo ann c. #5280673

Denise Denomy 1/2/2008 5:23:20 AM

Wonderful capture & Great imagery, Ronald! Congratulations on your win & POTD!!!! Well deserved indeed! :0) #5280680

Linda Blair 1/2/2008 5:25:04 AM

A big congratulations on POTD....I just love this image!!!!!!!!! ☺ #5280690

Karen Engelbreth 1/2/2008 5:26:40 AM

Big congrats on your POTD, Ronald! #5280703

Kathy L. Clark 1/2/2008 5:30:10 AM

Congrats again Ronald on this beauty making POTD. Have a great New Year. #5280737

Stephanie Laird 1/2/2008 5:51:04 AM

Congratualtions Ronald on this 2nd place and photo of the day! #5280882

Terry L. Ellis 1/2/2008 6:02:45 AM

Ronald, congratulations on this awesome POTD! Happy New Year! #5280942

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/2/2008 6:03:42 AM

Congratulations, Ronald!!!!! It's a gorgeous image!!!!! ♫ k #5280952

Linda L. Ruiz 1/2/2008 6:13:52 AM

This pic is already in my fav's. Just had to stop by and say congrat on POtd. So beautiful #5281020

Evy Johansen 1/2/2008 6:15:37 AM

Big congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserved POTD, Ronald!! #5281033

randy dannheim 1/2/2008 6:15:40 AM

WOW Congrats on this dynamic image - WOW great job Ron. #5281035

Amy JACKSON 1/2/2008 6:23:57 AM

Awesome image, Ronald! Congratulations on your POTD! #5281111

Michelle R. Kovach 1/2/2008 6:54:47 AM

Congrats on your POTD Ron! #5281284

Jill Odice 1/2/2008 6:55:45 AM

Wow, a double honor for such a beautiful image! CONGRATS...Congrats :-) Hope you and yours have a wonderful 2008! What a way to start it Ronald! #5281288

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/2/2008 7:04:29 AM

Beautiful image and congrats!! #5281331

Cheryl Meisel 1/2/2008 7:30:35 AM

It works for me how pretty. Nothing more beautiful then a church in a good setting. BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this pretty shot.
Cherylm #5281458

Jean E. Hildebrant 1/2/2008 7:45:00 AM

Congrat's to you! Beautiful! I would have to say that you certainly achieved you goal. Very dramatic! #5281529

Colleen Farrell 1/2/2008 8:23:04 AM

Congratulations on your win and POTD on this awesome shot, Ronald! #5281753

Paul D. 1/2/2008 9:06:20 AM

BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL!!! #5281886

Marilyn K. Lincecum 1/2/2008 9:12:44 AM

Beautiful image, Ronald...Congratulations on your win and POTD!! #5281907

Judy A. Lawhon 1/2/2008 9:15:06 AM

They finally chose one that I agree with totally, Ron!! It always was a winner....congrats!!! #5281915

Jim Miotke 1/2/2008 9:22:32 AM

Wonderful image with great atmosphere. I love the mood you convey here. Congrats on the contest win and getting into the Photo of the Day! #5281946

Jeff Coleman 1/2/2008 11:31:04 AM

congrats on your win and also photo of the day, well deserved!
Wonderful composition and outstanding B&W conversion, beautiful image! Bravo! #5282407

Nancy Donnell 1/2/2008 11:46:07 AM

Gorgeous contrast, wonderful composition! Big congratulations to you! #5282453

Mary Clarke 1/2/2008 12:47:52 PM

Many congratulations on POTD Ronald, wonderful photo. #5282688

John Connolly 1/2/2008 1:43:34 PM

Congratulations on your two awards for this excellent image Ronald! Well done, my friend! #5282893

ronda chatelle 1/2/2008 2:57:15 PM

Magnificent image Ronald!The work you put into bringing out the true essence of this beautiful church is AWESOME! Great title too! Congratulations on POTD-it is a winning image!! #5283146

Michael Umbreit 1/2/2008 4:01:29 PM

Ronald - Congratulations on POTD!! Well deserved!! - Mike #5283345

Sarah lopes Lundquist 1/2/2008 4:11:45 PM

wow this is amazing =] love the black and white and everything =] #5283378

Mike F. Anderson 1/2/2008 4:25:48 PM

Very nice Ron. Very pleasing to look at and admire. Nice editing with the effects. #5283425

Jeff Robinson 1/2/2008 5:34:15 PM

Congrats on your well deserved POTD!! Jeff #5283644

David D. Duranceau 1/2/2008 6:18:08 PM

I don't usually respond to the many photos I see as I'm pretty busy these days. This one, however, immediately pulled me in. There is drama, there is contrast, there is sharpness, and there is composition. What a fantastic shot, and bravo on the technique. #5283785

Darryl Wilkinson 1/2/2008 6:24:50 PM

Congratulations on POTD Honors, Ron! Happy New Year!! #5283815

Crossroad Photography 1/2/2008 6:29:44 PM

A big congratulations on your POTD, Ronald! Happy New Year! #5283835

Tamera S. Phillips 1/2/2008 7:05:34 PM

Congratulations Ron! A well deserved POTD. #5283941

woody woodward 1/2/2008 7:29:18 PM

This is simply beautiful! I can not stop staring at it. Thank you for sharing it with us! #5284036

Lois Adomite 1/2/2008 7:44:44 PM

Congratulations on photo of the day. This is amazing, and it does pop!
Thank you also for sharing your techniques, very helpful to some of us. Lois #5284077

Pat Gamwell 1/2/2008 10:44:09 PM

WooHoo! WTG, buddy! HUGE congrats on 2nd place AND POTD! #5284369

Gretchen J. Gilkey 1/3/2008 5:41:48 AM

This photo takes my breath away!!!! Wonderful work! Congrats!!!! :0) #5285534

Sheila Faryna 1/3/2008 9:14:45 AM

Wonderful image Ron!! Huge congrats on your 2nd place contest win and POTD!! #5286421

Michelle Alton 1/3/2008 6:20:03 PM

What a fabulous fabulous image, Ron. #5288462

Melissa Olsen 4/17/2009 6:17:20 AM

This is truly lovely all the way around...congrats on all your recognition...this image deserves it!
:-) #7413798

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I went out yesterday to one of my favorite spots to photograph (a country church). The clouds and sky were beautiful, but the sun was mostly obscured by clouds and the color image appears "flat". So, to try and give the picture a more dramatic look, with some "pop", I applied several filters and techinques, including Orton. I then converted the image to black and white in virtualPhotographer, a free Adobe plugin from optikVerve Labs. The look is somewhat like an infrared image because of the bright yellow/orange leaves on the large trees in front of the church. Hope you enjoy!

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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day

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