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Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston
27-SEP-2007

Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston

You can ignore the exif data....it's meaningless in this image.

Canon EOS 5D
1/40s f/9.0 at 42.0mm iso100 full exif

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Dan Chusid30-Apr-2008 05:34
Excellent eye for the other dimension.
francesco scipioni08-Apr-2008 23:29
wow! perfect!
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Cyndy Largarticha01-Apr-2008 01:37
Really lovely reflection. Like Phil said, lots of underlying metaphors here. I like the idea of old meets new.
Patricia Kay11-Feb-2008 16:04
Stunning shot...wonderful reflections!!! V
Sam Stevenson09-Feb-2008 22:24
Great reflection shot - unusual to see a silhouette in one of these.
Roe..09-Feb-2008 04:41
Phil said it so well..like a puzzle that will take alot of work to connect..so well done..
shatterbug04-Feb-2008 08:50
Excellent contrast between the old and the modern...love the bold contrast!
Ann LT03-Feb-2008 02:26
Excellent and meaningful.
I like the juxtaposition. Phil said it so well.
JD01-Feb-2008 05:51
Only in North America! Yes, the divide can be taken symbolically, but actually, I would say that spiritual and business can very tangled to be as well, in the US society, as in this image!
Jay Levin01-Feb-2008 05:08
A terrific find, Jenene. A beautiful silhouette reflected in an equally beautiful set of windows. A lovely work of art. Vote
Cindi Smith01-Feb-2008 03:28
Beautifully done. I love how it is split! Wonderful work!
Sue Robertson31-Jan-2008 21:05
Love that blue. A very striking image.
Phil Douglis31-Jan-2008 20:28
This is a not only a beautiful image to look at, Jenene -- it offers us a substantive image to think about. By reflecting and dividing a church within the windows of a corporate office building, you are commenting on the growing divide between the secular and spiritual aspects of society. In this case, you seem to be saying that the secular world, rooted in commerce and symbolized by the wall of glass windows, has fractured and divided the spiritual world, causing a fissure that fragments the place the spiritual realm once held in society. You are asking the viewer to think about this fragmentation and what it means. I have produced two images that deal with the same theme, only in differing ways. I have distorted the reflection of a church in an office building, suggesting secular pressures in my image athttp://www.pbase.com/image/69229604 and I have contrasted a small church to a massive display of windows similar to yours in my image athttp://www.pbase.com/image/69229328 which suggests that a new belief system, based on careerism and financial gain is replacing the primacy of traditional spiritual belief.

Many photographers would make an image like yours as merely an aesthetic exercise, content to create a striking image based on abstraction, reflection, and contrast. But you are taking it beyond that level to make a social comment by splitting that reflection in half, which fragments the old church and seemingly hastens its absorption by the commercial structure.

Ray :)31-Jan-2008 20:16
Ignoring the exif data but still lapping it up :D
Jola Dziubinska31-Jan-2008 19:54
Very pretty capture, excellent those silhouette reflections and light.