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  #87 Wrecks & ruins
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All that's left       ©2010 Lo
Panasonic DMC-ZS3       5th place, 131 points
1/40s, f4.1, ISO 100, 72mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cloned out minor distraction, brightened, resized and unsharpened for upload. Used layers to exchange the sky for another view taken at the same time in the same location.       Extra Info: This is all that remains of St. Isadore Church, a small stone building that has served its community since 1820. With its steeple removed years ago to ease the strain on the building, the failing structure was finally demolished last week, when astronomical costs forced parishioners to give up their fight to restore it as a heritage building.
 
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Franz07
Sep 5, 2010
    Congratulations Lo! Very deserved.

dodrizzt
Sep 1, 2010
    Many congrats Lo!! still like this very, very much, your PP at the sky was superb and adds a lot to the final pic. Well done!! :-)

Adirondack Gal
Sep 1, 2010
    Nice work, Una. This is such a sad image, and totally in line with the challenge topic. We have become such a "disposable world!"

Una
Aug 31, 2010
    Congratulations Lo! :-)

Lo
Aug 30, 2010
    Thanks again for the votes and comments. It was a real learning experience replacing the sky, so I'm glad it turned out ok. It was also great to pick up on a bit of local history - something I mightn't have done if this challenge hadn't come along.

Thanks again Jade - sometimes it all comes together, and it's sure nice when it does.
Edited on Aug 30, 2010

Jade O.
Aug 30, 2010
    I thought I might be in the minority in seeing the quality aspects of this image but I was wrong. Congrats on your TF. Shame on those without the passion, insight, or funds to save what passes in this country, for a very old structure.

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dodrizzt
Aug 30, 2010
    I like very, very much this entry; right on theme, nicely composed and beautifully lighted, excellent sharpness lots of details... the masterful work replacing the sky just rounds up a pic that is clearly a top contender. Very well done!!! :-)

Ronoz
Aug 30, 2010
    ...,not very much ! This pic meets the theme very well & in my tt.

boar76
Aug 30, 2010
    I like this shot a lot!
...It's a perfect caption for this subject!

Mepo
Aug 29, 2010
    The setting sun reflecting off the excavator perfects this shot for me. The rubble is in the shade - it is finished except for the one wall still standing and it reflects light too, even if it is for the last time. Lots of hidden symbolism - love it.

Lo
Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks so much for the positive comments. They're a real confidence boost.

I read about the demolition in the newspaper, and went to see the church before it was taken down. I was able to take a couple of shots with heavy equipment in front of the gutted building. Returned a week later and it was gone. I'll post an earlier photo in the forum.

Apparently the church was becoming unsafe to occupy, and services on Sundays were restricted to 250 people at time.

LaRee
Aug 29, 2010
    What a heartbreaking story to go with this image. You have a piece of history here though and I hope you have some images of the building before demolition. The color in the sky with the clouds adds much to the image. This one popped off the page of entries for me. Good luck.

Jade O.
Aug 28, 2010
    At last! Someone in these challenges who knows: (1) to give their subject a little room; (2) to shoot when the light carries more drama; (3) to create a relevant foreground; and (4) to avoid a distracting background! I like this shot for its technical profficiency! The tones, colours, lighting and framing are all finely done! In my TT.

elliott
Aug 28, 2010
    that's sad. think they could have just taken off the roof and leave the stone walls. looks like it was built well at one time. look at the english abbeys that have stood that way for centuries.

i do a bit of 'sky exchanging' to rescue some otherwise empty space. i like what you did with this, and don't notice any obvious clues that you did what you did. nice work.
el

Franz07
Aug 28, 2010
    What a sad story. Now ending in a beautiful picture...
I especially like the light and color in the glass of the dredger.

rafinmelb
Aug 27, 2010
    A crisp clean shot at the right time of day. Like it.
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