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For Whom the "Bells Toll"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 February 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Church and its carillon tower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

OLYMPUS X300,D565Z,C450Z 1/60 second F/8.7 ISO 50 6 mm

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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A beautiful church taken from a very flattering angle. I really like the color and texture of the brick.

3 Feb 2008 7:40am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks, Michael! At first I didn't like it because I couldn't get the "entire" church in, but the angle, along with the green of the tree and blue of the sky convinced me otherwise. The "important parts" of the church were captured.

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Nice shot!

3 Feb 2008 11:32am

eddy from Tehran, Iran

nice architecture! I think it would be more beautiful by increasing the contrast and saturation

3 Feb 2008 3:06pm

@eddy: Thanks for sharing, Eddy. With me being somewhat of a novice at photography, I haven't quite mastered the use of increased contrast and saturation and most photos are "raw." However, there's nothing wrong with enhancing the photos, so I'm going to remember your suggestion for the future.

Graça B. from Lisboa, Portugal

The picture is really beautiful. The angle is very interesting and i enjoyed finding out Ernest in it. :)))

3 Feb 2008 6:02pm

@Graça B.: Unfortunately, I had to do a "play on words" with his title since I figured there was more than one bell in the tower. :-) Thanks for stopping by.

Graça B. from Lisboa, Portugal

i noticed your "play on words". i like very much this kind of words combinations. :) Thanks.

3 Feb 2008 7:34pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

This is an amazing church, the brickworks is just beautiful. Wonderfully captured Steven.

4 Feb 2008 1:23am

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Lovely photo of a beautiful church. Only thing I would have done to it is to straighten the converging parallel lines of the building (It's a thing I've got about architecture). Problem is the really wide angle lens and one can't back off far enough so as not to tilt the camera. I don't think a true left-eyed view would have tilted the right walls inward. It is too beautiful to be given the angular tilt one often sees with skyscraper photos these days. Even those should have parellel lines! ;-)Straightening Perspective In Photoshop

4 Feb 2008 1:34am

@Anne: <i>"I don't think a true left-eyed view..."</i>

I hope the title of my blog isn't saying something different than "creatively" intended. I am left-handed and also tend to use my left eye when and if I am actually using the viewfinder. I've come across cameras, video/digital combos in particular, that are cumbersome for a left-handed person to operate. :-|

Photographs by M.E. from Encino, United States

The details and colors are amazing!

4 Feb 2008 3:22am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent capture the way it is. I like the angle and composition. Interesting church and texutured brick. Very interesting info on the left hand/eye perspective of things. I actually never gave it thought for camera use. There is no real option for left handers. You made it work well for you.

4 Feb 2008 5:12am

rayts from Quezon City, Philippines

as it is, the image shows its own strength. from the angle that you chose, the entire church is not captured (common problem if you're not using a wide lens), but from a different perspective, some may actually find this angle (really) interesting considering the vegetation on the side which complemented the other half of the tower. yea, a good saturation/contrast would make the sky a little more enticing to see.

i actually love the architecture of this church. impressive.

4 Feb 2008 6:30am

paola veneziani photography from Brescia, Italy

nice shot!

4 Feb 2008 8:46am

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Amazind textures and tones, beautiful church indeed!

4 Feb 2008 10:40am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Good angle.

4 Feb 2008 11:50am