Hope for the Goodness of Mankind

© Boyd L. Alexander

Hope for the Goodness of Mankind

Uploaded: November 04, 2009


The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and is one of the ten largest churches in the world.

10mm, f8, 1/200, ISO 400

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 13/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90


Christina N. Seuser November 04, 2009

Great clarity and composition. Very cool shot. #1200876

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 05, 2009

Beautful colors, pov and details, Boyd. #8105159

Joao Martinho November 05, 2009

great composition. #8105196

Tess L. Yee November 05, 2009

Super detail and POV, Boyd. #8105282

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 05, 2009

Excellent perspective and capture Boyd! Jeff #8105423

Gina Cormier level-classic November 05, 2009

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stunning Boyd!!!!! WOWIE!!! Love it!

fav'd!! #8106620

Carol Sawyer November 05, 2009

Gorgeous capture, POV and colors, Boyd!! #8106741

Janet Daniel November 05, 2009

Oh Wow! Fantastic image with spectacular color & detail, Boyd! #8106791

Boyd L. Alexander November 07, 2009

Thank you for your kind comments and support Christina, Tammy, Joao, Tess, Jeff, Gina, Carol, and Janet...you all make this worthwhile!! #8110643

Susan M. Hembree November 07, 2009

I've been to the Basilica just once and this is giving me incentive to visit again. I like your effects--it doesn't even look like the same mural. A great piece of work, Boyd and I'm looking forward to seeing it make gold! #8112798

James Reininger November 08, 2009

Stunning image. Love the lighting. #8113912

ROLAN NARMAN December 15, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist Boyd! #8220271

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 15, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Boyd! #8220480

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 15, 2009

Gorgeous, Boyd! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #8220631

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 16, 2009

huge congrats on this beautiful finalist!!! #8221530

Gina Cormier level-classic December 16, 2009

BOYD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!! WOWIE!!!
Fabulous image and good luck in the next round!!! WTG!!!!!! #8222528

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 16, 2009


on your very deserving Finalist! 8o) #8224618

Sam Britt December 17, 2009

Big congratulations on your Second Place win, Boyd! #8228262

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 17, 2009

Hooray! Way to go Boyd! This is beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS! #8228302

Amy M. Wilson December 17, 2009

Huge congratulations on your excellent Second Place win, Boyd!!! #8228370

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 17, 2009

Congratulations, Boyd, very well done! #8228463

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 17, 2009

WTG Boyd. CONGRATZ. on your outstanding Second Place GOLD Win. Seasons Greetings too!

UB. #8228656

Tiia Vissak December 17, 2009

Congratulations! #8228692

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 18, 2009

congratulations on your gorgeous winner!!! #8228828

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 18, 2009

Congratulations Boyd on your Win!!!!

Dominick #8228963

Michelle Alton December 18, 2009

Awe-inspiring Winner, Boyd. Congratulations! #8229052

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 18, 2009

Big Congratulations, Boyd! Well deserved! #8229583

Gina Cormier level-classic December 18, 2009

Congratualtions Boyd!!!!!!!
I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!

WOWIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8229652

ROLAN NARMAN December 18, 2009

Huge congratulations Boyd on your gorgeous winner! #8229892

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 18, 2009

WTG on this incredible win, Boyd!!! :-) k #8230208

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe December 18, 2009

Congratulations on a wonderful win Boyd! #8230244

Wanda Judd level-addict December 18, 2009

Magnificent capture..Congratulations #8230443

Anita Hogue December 18, 2009

A gorgeous image Boyd! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #8230775

Patrick Rouzes December 18, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Boyd! WTG! #8230912

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 18, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Boyd. #8231486

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 18, 2009

on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)

Photobucket #8231568

Boyd L. Alexander December 19, 2009

Thank you all so very, very much!!! I really appreciate you good wishes and support! #8232703

Freddy Bland December 25, 2009

HUGE congratulations on this image, Boyd! It is wellllll deserved! Magnificent capture! #8245860

Gina Cormier level-classic January 19, 2010

A big Congrats on this beauty!!!!!!
So fabulous!!!!!! :-) #8311133

Boyd L. Alexander January 23, 2010

Thank you all soooooo much, I really appreciate your comments!! #8324030

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