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Heaven on Earth by UnUnPentium115 Heaven on Earth by UnUnPentium115
This is a picture of the Stephanschurch in the inner city of Vienna. Not the Stephansdome (that's the biggest and most famous church in Austria) but very, very close. It is way more beautiful in my opinion.

When they turned on the lights it felt so peaceful. Plus there was a choir singing choral songs in latin. It was an awesome mood. Unfortunately this was the only picture I could take, because the mess was starting and the pastor asked the people who weren't interested in joining (but in photographing like me) out.

I guess one could argue about the composition. The angle is pretty deep. I just had 19mm and that is pretty much when you want to get a whole church inside on the picture. However, my tripod is also not the best ...


Focal Length: 19mm
Shutter speed: 10sec. f/20
ISO: 160



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My internal ranking
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: - Although the composition is not perfect and the pic is a little slanted, I like it pretty much. I like the harmony and the many lights.
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:iconarahiriel:
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sehr schöne Aufnahme! Ich finde die Kirche auch viel schöner als den Stephansdom. Obwohl ich eigentlich gotische Kirchen lieber habe als barokisierte – aber im Stephansdom sind einfach viel zu viele Leute. Ich bin in Kirchen viel lieber alleine. War da gerade eine Feier oder so, weil alle Lichter so schön brennen … Wunder mich nur dass alles beleuchtet ist. Ich finde den Aufnahmewinkel einfach sehr gut gewählt, es unterstreicht die Größe des Gebäudes. :)
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MEandYouPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
As you have requested. Comment added

I really like your low perspective on this shot. It is a little off balance though. There is a slight tilt to the picture that can be seen at the front of the church. I also think that your exposure was just a hair too long. If you ever get the chance you might consdider shooting it with a polarizing filter to get some better contrast. I can see some natural light coming through and I think its a great highlight of some of the statues. My only other request is to see the image in a slightly larger size so that I could see more of the detail. Maybe reduce your border by half and allow the image to take over more.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Thanks for commenting here.
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:iconlostimages:
LostImages Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Great photo with awesome colours. This is a very beautiful place. Very well done.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconfloydthebarber71:
floydthebarber71 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
nice soft feel to this. you got the lighting pretty good, although less lens flare wouldve been nice :D you're going for a calm mood, and anyyy overbearing on the lights just takes that away a little. but thats nit picking. theres quite a lot going on in this shot, which im not sure is a good thing. lots of detail to look at, which may not be my thing but it works for others. you got the initial vibe right, so theres no harm in it i guess :P
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Thanks a lot. It's true, there is much going on, yet, this is for example what I like about it: so many lights, all shining so bright and this wonderful altar :)
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DramaDork626 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
The color and lighting in this is very very nice. However I think this photo would be better if the alter were more centered. The way it is, it seems to lack a central focus. And for just a little touch, I'd say give this a little more saturation for an extra "umph". Other than that I'd say very lovely shot.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Thanks
To your points: I decided to have the altar at the bottom to focus more on the beauty of the wall and the whole side. And it's the maximum saturation without looking awkward, I tried to enhace it further.
Anyway, thanks a lot for your thoughts!
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senir Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
beautiful lighting. i also liked the perspective. nice job!
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Thanks
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:icontwistedkatiekat:
TwistedKatiekat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's a great picture but the colors and lights kind of blend together. The copyright text is also very small, good job though!
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Thanks for your thoughts.

The text is small indeed (although I increased the size in this one compared to most other pictures) but my name shouldn't be too important in the first place. If you take a closer look you will spot it anyway.

Thanks again
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TwistedKatiekat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The text shouldn't be too big either, indeed. But i couldn't read it without squinting my eyes and concentrating. It's also a bit blurry. Another font maybe?
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Hmm, I'll think about it. Thanks for that input!
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:iconkatj:
Katj Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
It's quite a busy picture, yet well composed. I'd probably ';push' the colours a little more, to create an even fuller, more vibrant picture.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
THanks
I'm sorry I think I didn't get the most important word of your comment (it became a smiley) ;)
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:iconkatj:
Katj Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Push, the missing word is push. Sorry for it becoming a smiley omg. :|
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Now it makes sense. :D I actually already pushed the colors. More wouldn't look good, I have tried. Thanks anyway
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Synthetamine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
its nice and clear especially for the 10sec shutter speed
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Thanks
Yeah, with f-stop 20 everything gets clear, there is no depth of field anymore.
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:iconsynthetamine:
Synthetamine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, at 10 seconds you could have used any low fstop haha.

I was actually thinking that like the edge of the chairs would not be sharp due to small movements like in the aps-c sensor camera, their form factor is so small that really little things will make vibration (even on a tripod) as opposed to the full frame cameras
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UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
I guess with all that light, 1 secound would have been enough, but then just the chairs had been clear and the altar blurred due to depth of field.
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socraticirony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Simply stunning~
My only concern is why you don't have more favorites...
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
haha, nice concern :)
Thank you very much
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inspired-impressions Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
The symmertry is perfect, and the lights are fabulous!
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Thank you
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Tobias-Cray Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
The colors are vivid. The angle is nice and the symmetry is pretty good, a tad off, but it's good. There are a few imperfections in the frame that I'd like to go through.

The man in the front row of chairs throws it off a little. Almost like a smudge on a painting from someone rubbing up against a fresh painting and not noticing until it's already hanging on the art gallery wall. The lights are a bit bright, casting a sunburst effect from them to the lense. I believe it's the third chair on the left side is off. Pushed too far outward, throwing off the row pattern.

Other then that, this photo is great. I like it.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Thanks for posting it here too!
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Tobias-Cray Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
You're welcome.
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Fant0me Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You've really well managed the lights. The colors are wonderful. The only improvement I could see (except the symetry) is about the person I guess on the right back. I know that you cannot control it. But, from an artistic perspective, I would have prefered to see this person in the foreground.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Thank you.
I'm not sure which person you mean. Do you mean the guy sitting in the first row?
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:iconfant0me:
Fant0me Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, this person.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
I found him pretty annoying, but was glad that he finally had sat down.
I found the picture better if here were out of it :)
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:iconfant0me:
Fant0me Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, at his current position, the picture would be better without him. But, in the foreground, it could be different. You would have a picture of a prayer place, instead of a picture of a beautiful but lifeless monument. it fact, all depends of your intention.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
of course, that would have been a total different composition, concept. I have some ideas in mind of praying people, but the time was few and I didn't know this guy. Anyway it's a good "to-do-concept"
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:iconmagickalmoon:
magickalmoon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Its very beautiful and the colors are captured beautifully. I love the way that the lights glow... so you're choice of aperture/shutter speed is really effective. I also notice the slanted bit but you've already addressed that :p I wonder if it looses some of its effectiveness as an art photo because the beauty of the architecture really overshadows your own part of the work. I might be more interested in you're photography in its own right if the scene was documented in some sort of remarkable way... but I've only seen one photo so I'll look at the rest of the gallery to see if that holds true or not.
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
First, thanks.

If I got what you said you think it's not a picture in a remarkable way. That's true, I guess there would have been many ways of other compositions. I decided (in the few minutes I had) to try the symmetry part. Unfortunately the chairs are not placed around the middle, that's why it didn't work 100%.

Anyway, feel free to have a look at my whole gallery. If you look at my latest journal entry you find my own favorites. :)

Thanks for giving critique! :thanks:
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:iconmagickalmoon:
magickalmoon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome :) I enjoy giving critiques ^_^
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
great, too bad I'm not so qualified for giving you critique. I'm not good in criticising other art than photography :(
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:iconmagickalmoon:
magickalmoon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
quite alright :) I saw that in your post but figured I'd crit anyways
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Very kind :)
Thanks
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Desertfire Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009   General Artist
I love the shot!!! I don't know that I have a critque that I can give you. It's very pretty as it is. Just kinda thought but maybe you could play around with the pic in a digital program and give it a soft-blur like quality. For some reason I would love to see this picture in a cloud-blue like quality. :shrug:

Anway, lovely pic!
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:iconununpentium115:
UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Interesting thought, it would get more of a heaven-place :)
thanks
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:icondesertfire:
Desertfire Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009   General Artist
Welcome. :)
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly? I think it looks amazing. It might look a little better, composition-wise, if it were more symmetrical. The whole picture is just slightly tilted if you look at the floor. I don't know if you had to do it that way or not, it's just something I noticed. But... yeah... wow. Gorgeous. O_O
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UnUnPentium115 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Yeah I noticed that, my tripod really sucks, plus I had time pressure. :X

But thanks a lot.
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I noticed you commented on it being slanted in your star rating, I didn't see that the first time I read your comment.
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