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Stone Curves
25-SEPT-2004 Sean McHugh

Stone Curves

St. John's College - Cambridge, England

Image composed of four averaged exposures

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
30s(x4) f/8.0 at 17mm (27mm at 35mm equivalent) and iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Karin Doeling25-Nov-2014 16:26
Very beautiful compo, light and colours. Perfect treatment to create this great result. V
Flo Hendry01-Jul-2009 19:08
Great architecture shown in this marvelous image. Love the night view beyond the looking out a gorgeous window. My favorite. V
Tim Bradshaw21-Jul-2008 13:12
Magnificent shot - you're really not very good are you......
©Lux09-Aug-2007 08:40
brianmicky26-Jul-2007 23:09
Beautiful image.Composite of four,I have enough trouble with one!
Zane Paxton13-Jun-2007 01:55
Outrageous image! Gorgeous lighting.
Jorge Velez05-Mar-2007 23:48
This photo is absolutely amazing!
Ron Louie27-Feb-2007 15:55
One word... WOW!! GMV
BlueJaya30-Jun-2006 12:33
Great painting like effect. Beautiful in its artificiality of lighting.
Guest 21-Jun-2006 20:42
Exceptional. Wish I could see a large print of the original file. (You could very easily sell these).
Mindy McNaugher23-May-2006 23:47
Absolutely exquisite!! Stunning comp, lighting, framing, details and ambiance! Vote!
Guest 24-Mar-2006 05:13
I don't know what to admire first: the architecture itself, or how it was captured.
Josep M. Rodríguez26-Jan-2006 09:47
Simply THE BEST. It seems a perfect computer image. One of the better photos in pbase to me.
anders lundin13-Jan-2006 21:23
Fantastic composition and contrast. The color is just perfect, almost unreal. The color of the sky makes a nice balance to the red/yellow-like color inside. /Anders
Sean McHugh30-Sep-2005 10:06
A J French: Averaging was just performed to reduce noise and elongate cloud movement without having to do a prohibitively long exposure (people walk through this passage often). Each photo used for averaging has identical settings and composition (more at: ). Thanks for the interest.
Guest 30-Sep-2005 07:02
amazing work, did you use different exposure for each of the four shots?
golfpic04-Aug-2005 11:48
Lovely image. Great composition and like how you were able to expand the dynamic range by combining your exposures.
Phil Douglis25-Mar-2005 03:23
It is such a joy to come back to this gallery, Sean, and discover new gems. You continue to weave your magical spell by integrating geometry and history, creating a mood with color, light, shadow, pattern and form that always manages to spark an emotionally spiritual response. That sky alone is worth the price of admission, and when framed within the elegant intricacy of such Gothic splendor, it just takes my breath away.

Your image reminds me of a moment of reverence I photographed during my recent trip to Burma at . Although your image was obviously deliberately and meticulously planned and crafted upon a tripod, and mine was a spontaneous, hand-held impression made while my knees were still trembling from the staggeringly beautiful sight before me, both of us use scale and depth to bring spiritual meaning alive within the portals of venerable arches. You find your spirit soaring in a violet sky over Cambridge, and I define it in the scale relationship between an abstracted worshiper and a golden deity, yet we both use similar structures to add context, and draw the viewer deeply into our imagery.
Ian Clowes15-Feb-2005 11:08
Galba Sandras13-Feb-2005 22:46
Magic in all aspects.
Donald Verger12-Feb-2005 18:13
perfect! people and nature so beautiful seen in the serene sky have come together here so wonderfully voted
Jaime Serrano10-Feb-2005 00:01
Just perfect.
m09-Feb-2005 13:17
Great shot -- you're getting ever more magical ;-)
Kevin Duncanson 11-Nov-2004 11:28
Stunning, great composition and lighting.
Chris Spracklen27-Oct-2004 13:39
Best regards, Chris