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Church of the Good Shepherd NZ by Thrill-Seeker Church of the Good Shepherd NZ by Thrill-Seeker
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Overall this is a beautiful image. The sky is perfect, the framing is great. I think this shot could be made even better with a little bit of post processing work. I would start off with a levels adjustment to brighten things up a bit. I would then bump up the contrast a bit to help the image pop. A tiny boost of saturation would really bring out the greens in the grass here as well. Using a warming filter would bring out a bit of sun in the clouds, rather then leaving them with more of a grayish tone. And finally, I would use a levels mask to brighten up the front of the church ever so slightly.

In closing, I feel this is a beautiful image. The scene is just gorgeous and a place I would love to visit. Keep up the good work!
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My first reaction to this image was "striking". I would classify this as a prime example of wide-angle photography. You clearly have a good idea of how to use and divide space in your compositions. The complementary angles of the structure versus the direction of the clouds add a lot of interest to the photo as well, directing the eye to the subject. In fact, looking closer, there are many lines in this photo (the clouds, the horizon, and the path), that all point to the subject, emphasizing its status as the focal point.

Composition is clearly the high point (and probably the purpose) of this piece, but it is also worth noting that the balance and density of the color is very well-adjusted.

I didn't give this piece high points for originality, simply because the subject matter itself isn't anything especially original. But this is not a weakness. You've presented an obviously photo-worthy scene in a striking way, and it caught my eye even as a little thumbnail.
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kalysto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
wow.. beautiful..!
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ReachingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great shot!
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Cal250 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Great photo - really like it...
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Wetbanana Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go snow boarding here^^
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
featured: [link]
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lucky-april Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Beautiful shot. I love the detail of the mountains in the background.
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Thrill-Seeker Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
thankyou!
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Catherine-Elenore Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Kia Ora/Hello!

This piece can be viewed in the final Summer Solstice News Feature: Tranquility, found here:

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Over 50 artists are represented in the 85 piece feature, with subjects ranging from woods and lakes to flowers and children! Thanks for your input and I hope you enjoy the peace and serenity showcased by all these wonderful pieces! Also, help your art grow! Add a link to the feature on your own page! The more exposure you give others, the more you get in return!

Thanks for all your contribution, and ka kite!
Catherine-Elenore
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PS - Kiwi! <333
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Thrill-Seeker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
wow ;) i didnt realise there were two features!!! thanks you!!! :)
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Catherine-Elenore Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Yepyep! No problem! Just be sure to tell as many people about it, so it grows and grows!

<:3}~
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Ohdearmilk Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Student Photographer
The Sky looks Stunning. <3
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Arcius-Azrael Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
the sky, clouds and the mountain range behind are amazing. I always want to go to New Zealand but has't got any chance yet.
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Zombienvy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Piece has been featured in my journal.
The feature is of friends and watchers of mine. Every single person was featured once if not twice. I do it in hopes that you all will enjoy each others talent as much as I do and maybe some new friendships will come out of it like some of you with me ^.^ Please browse the other artists featured. [link]

:love: Kayla Roschelle ^.^
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x3Elisa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Photographer
beautiful.
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Crank0 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot :)
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TheDemolitionist Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
I want a house like that.....awesome photo.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh! yeh...
sweeeet !
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner May 30, 2009   Writer
Class shot mate. The Church of the Good Sheppard. I believe your shot is better than mine, and I know how hard it is to get the place without damn tourists!
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Thrill-Seeker Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
hehe, thanks man - i know exactly what you mean... this was the third time i visited this place in the hope nobody was there- actually i had to wait for a girl to move out of the frame - i got just before an old couple moved into the frame too! haha. and thanks for the correction! ;)
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Zafiara Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009   Photographer
This has been featured here:
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<3
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Thrill-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
another?? thanks so much its much appreciated ;)
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Zafiara Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009   Photographer
No problem (:
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