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    Posted: 03 August 2009 at 15:48
This church usually appears in lists of the the most interesting works of architecture in the United States. I'm not sure about that but it did make a good subject. Comments and criticism welcome - always trying to learn.

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#3 - as reflected in the adjacent John Hancock tower



#4

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Post Options Post Options   Quote YourFunnyUncle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2009 at 15:59
Hmmm interesting indeed. It seems like some kind of Victorian pastiche of Romanesque, Gothic and Classical... I really like the moody processing and dramatic point of view of #4...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote muddin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2009 at 16:44
Love #4!

You seem to have been quite busy PP'ing over the last few days!

Keep 'em coming
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ivanhoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2009 at 22:10
#4 is very good indeed, but I like #3 as well. Old reflected in new. Very nice.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mgjsmith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2009 at 22:16
Definitely No 4 for me. I really like the treatment and the dark and brooding atmosphere created. Martin
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2009 at 16:18
Thanks all and, yes Muddin, I''ll have some more of Boston sights. Thanks for asking.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MDuclow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2009 at 18:00
Hey Roger, you live in Boston? Me too! We should go out shooting sometime.

Let me know if you'd like to, I'm always looking for others to shoot with.

Same applies to any others in the Boston area.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote eddyizm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2009 at 21:46
#4 is outstanding!
i like #2 except it seems to have some flare artifacts possibly enhanced by the processing?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2009 at 23:47
Hi Roger,

Another interesting series here!

I like the effect in #1 and the colors are nice and saturated; I thought long about taking out the sliver of sky on the rhs down the edge of the skyscraper, but then decided no as it would cramp the reflection up too much. I do find the image a little off true - I think it is mostly vertical but there is something about the lamp post that doesn't quite support this. I suspect this is a difficult one to handle!

#2 isn't as strong as I think it could be - it doesn't have the 'punch' that other images have had from this series (tho' I am on my works laptop @ the moment) and the flare is definitely distracting. Don't mind the verticals in this one perversely - perhaps it's because of personal experience in the past!

#3 I like and leaving the space on the rhs of the frame was, in my opinion, the right thing to do in this case. Nice saturation as well as being well seen.

#4. Hmmm. I can't help but compare it to the color version posted recently. I think the 'texture' of the reflection is possibly better in this B&W version but I feel the conversion is a little too dark, especially in the corners where there is just too much of a loss of detail which suspect is there. However, saying that, the rest of the conversion has been handled well and the texture in the brickwork is very good.

NIce to see another set and here's to more!

Kind regards, Neil.
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I really like #4, the BW add to the drama. Very nice!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2009 at 12:29
MDuclow - I don't live in Boston, was just passing through with my oldest son on our way to Acadia Nat'l Park (a great place BTW). Boston is a wonderful big city to visit with lots of variety.

eddyism - The falre in #2, unfortunately exists in the original exposure and I was hoping the tone-mapping would somehow reduce or eliminate it - it did not. I didn't notice it when taking the shot because I wasn't looking through the viewfinder (camera was on a tripod and the 0 EV image was quite dark).

owenn01 - #1 does seem a bit off but it is almost perfectly true on the vertical (I used the lens correction grid in PS). I could not get it to look fine in this regard and suspect that there is a bit of optical illusion because of the correction method and the rather severe diagonal slant of the church towards the right center due to the angle of shooting which I selected to get both structure in the image. #2 - does lack the punch as you say. I kind of didn't have my heart in it once I saw the flare wasn't reduced in the tone-mapping process. I really should go back and re-do it because, absent the flare, I like the interior of the church. Thanks once again for the thoroughness and helpfulness of your comments.

richard_b - Thanks. I went for a dark, moody post-process on #4 and like what I got.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2009 at 23:47
Hi Roger,

Thanks for the comments and feedback; I guessed in #1 there was going to be an issue like that; it's similar to horizons where you just cannot believe it's straight even though the grid tells you it is!

I would definitley go back for the interior - it looks stunning and I would definitely be in there if I had a chance!

Kind regards, Neil
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