With Two Suns...

Uploaded: March 30, 2006 03:35:27


Playing around in PSE2; used Distortion Tool to the minimize tilt effect visible in the columns, then mirrored original image (left side) to create this impossible cathedral nave.
3/06 Finalist; DD


Kerby Pfrangle level-classic March 30, 2006

Nice depth of field and wonderful shining colors. Great use of effects. #417695

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 30, 2006

Thank you, Kerby! I'd love to see the cathedral with light like this, in reality! #2590141

Cindy Paquette March 30, 2006

This is so stunning! Your DOF is perfection! #2590155

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 30, 2006

Thank you, Cindy! I want to reshoot the same shot next fall (when the sunlight does this amazing show!) now that I know more about my camera.

Not sure what happened, Lynne Hoad, with your message. I was notified of it, but it is attached to a different Photo ID than this thread:
"Gorgeous image Christopher, for playing around, it's an exceptionally beautiful and clever shot. Love the colors too!!"
Anyway, thanks again! #2590371

Brinn MacDougall March 30, 2006

I'm always in awe of your indoor shots, Chris..love the colors and design! #2591267

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 30, 2006

Well, thanks, Brinn! This one I think is a tad too dark in the ceiling, but if I opened it up in the shadows, I'd lose that amazing color pretty fast... :( #2591926

Dee Ann Young March 31, 2006

Wonderful image, striking quality and color! #2596113

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 01, 2006

Thanks, Dee! The light there, in fall, does amazing things! #2597931

Pat Gamwell April 25, 2006

CONGRATS, my friend! Very well deserved! #2685603

Rachel Scott-Renouf April 25, 2006

Congrats! beautiful colours chris! #2687077

Barbara Helgason April 25, 2006

Congratulations, fantastic work Christopher! #2687086

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe April 25, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Christopher, both for the total image and the great effects! #2687382

Stan Lubach April 25, 2006

Congrats on the finalist! #2687399

Dennis Flanagan April 25, 2006

Congratulations Christopher. Great colors. #2689695

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 25, 2006

Thank you, everybody! And congrats yourselves, on your Finalists! #2689750

Tamera S. Phillips April 25, 2006

Congrats! Just a lovely work of art. Much luck in the next round. #2690089

Sharon Day level-classic April 25, 2006

Congratulations and good luck next round, Christopher!!! #2690130

Brian Lobdell April 25, 2006

Way to go, Christopher!! Love the wonderful "glow" look to the columns, merged into the dark background! Nice work!! Congratulations on the recognition from the judges! #2690377

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 26, 2006

Thanks, Tamera, Shaon & Brian! This started as one of my very early shots (since starting with a digital camera) and it took me this long to think about "mirroring" it. Would be something else to walk in and actually ever see this kind of effect! #2692046

Don Johnson level-deluxe April 26, 2006


A beautiful shot. Congratuations on your two winners this month! #2692611

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 26, 2006

Thank you Don! I liked the original, but was never 100% satisfied with how dark the ceiling was, for a "stand alone" shot... however, that darkness turned out to help me blend the mirror-image in with the original, I think, for this image. #2692970

Sylvia Rossler April 26, 2006

Chris the result is amazing !! No wonder it became finalist !!! Bog congrats again :O) #2694467

Corinne M. Thompson April 27, 2006

Congrats on your Finalist...wonderful capture and colors! #2697729

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 27, 2006

Thanks, Sylvia and Corinne! #2698131

Mick Burkey level-classic May 02, 2006

Christopher, this is wonderful!! Great capture and great work on making it a memorable image. #2717097

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 02, 2006

Thanks so much, Mick; I appreciate it! #2717514

Lorri Shane July 22, 2006

Wow, Chris! This is just awesome. What a great idea and I love the color! #3064155

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 23, 2006

Thank you, Lorri! It lent itself very well to a mirror treatment, to "complete" the gothic arch suggestion. #3065155

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