Uploaded: August 30, 2014 12:53:09 | Entered: August 30, 2014 12:53:09


Referring to the main body of a church as "nave" comes from the Latin navis, related to ships -- easily understood given the resemblance between a gothic ribbed, vaulted ceiling and the hull of a ship. To exaggerate that feel, I flipped this image 180 degrees, suggesting the curving sides of a hull sloping down to the keel beam - here, represented by the ceiling's central rib, adorned with carved boss stones at the rib intersection points.
08/14 Second Place - EOD

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 4/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 6D


Liz blahh August 30, 2014

Awesome capture! #1584975

Sharon Sawyer August 31, 2014

Beautiful image, Christopher! #11122576

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 01, 2014

Thank you both, ladies! #11123135

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic September 18, 2014

Love those arches in b&w. #11137448

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 22, 2014

Thank you, Amanda! #11140596

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 22, 2014

Very well done. Congratulations on the finalist. #11141276

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 23, 2014

Thank you very much, Nikki! #11141666

Julianne Bradford September 23, 2014

Love it Chris! Congrats! #11141851

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 23, 2014

Congratulations Charis on this amazing finalist! #11141970

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 23, 2014

Thank you both, ladies! #11142318

Kara L. Hendricks September 25, 2014

This is stunning Chris.. HUGE congrats...

Just fyi.. I got today's win with your camera...:) #11143995

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 25, 2014

woohoo, Kara! I don't know what I'm happier about -- my win here, or hearing that news about the Rebel! #11144031

Terry Cervi level-classic September 25, 2014

An outstanding composition! Congrats on your win, Chris! #11144161

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 25, 2014

So well seen and take, Chris!

Congrats on your win! #11144262

Michele Peterson level-classic September 25, 2014

Congratulations Chris! This is a stunning capture, and I always enjoy reading your descriptions. A great winning photo! #11144819

Gail Sullivan level-classic September 26, 2014

Christopher...congrats on your winning image! #11144951

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 26, 2014

Thank you all very much! It was a rare treat getting up high on scaffolding in this vaulted ceiling, but the "ordinary" view of this photo just didn't do it for me, until I flipped it 180 degrees. #11145093

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 26, 2014

Congratulations Christopher on this super Gold Winner! #11145367

Don Johnson level-classic September 26, 2014

Another creative and beautiful shot. Congratulations! #11145667

Leslie McLain level-classic September 26, 2014

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Chris. #11145675

Ellen Hodges September 26, 2014

Huge congrats on an extremely fabulous winner, Chris!!! Wow!! Next time to Chicago we will have to try the buildings in Indiana! #11145781

Naomi Weiser September 28, 2014

congrats, what a great eye! #11146575

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 29, 2014

Many thanks, folks! This part of the vaulted ceiling is due to be repaired shortly, so later this fall, it will be blocked from view by new scaffolding. #11147440

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 07, 2014

Congratulations on this awesome winner! #11153934

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 07, 2014

Thanks, Linda! #11153955

Arthur Drescher October 11, 2014

Congratulations, Chris. I love your idea of turning the image. Great job! #11156097

Arthur Drescher October 11, 2014

congratulations, Chris. Love the idea of flipping the image. Great job! #11156099

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 20, 2014

Thanks so much, Art! #11163278

Sylvia Rourke level-classic October 30, 2014

congrats on your finalist Christopher, amazing detail. #11172929

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Thank you Sylvia! #11173101

Don Johnson level-classic October 31, 2014

Another beautiful winner, Chris! #11173834

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 31, 2014

Thanks, Don! I was thrilled to get up on the scaffolding at the time; it is gone now, and what other scaffolding is in place, is restricted access :( #11174043

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