Glenn Rudd  

Sacred Heart Chapel by Glenn Rudd

April 2021 - Sacred Heart Chapel

About the Image(s)

In 2019 I took a Sea and Land Tour with Princess Cruises from New York City to Montreal, Canada. This image was captured at the Montreal Sacred Heart Chapel and seemed appropriate for the Easter celebration. Of course, the best news was to follow which was His resurrection.
Technical: 1/80 sec, f/5, ISO6400, 82mm.

6 comments posted

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
The colors, lighting and exposure work well together. For me, these types of architectural images have the most impact when composed and cropped to emphasize the symmetry. The image doesn't appear to be quite level (the columns on the right are near vertical while those on the left lean inward) and the left/right cropping doesn't match. The picture does not appear to have been taken in the exact center of the church. It may not have been possible to do that, but if it was the symmetry would have been further emphasized - for example the large and small cross would likely have been in line. One of the hardest things to do is to take "exact" photos on non-photo tours. There is usually a lot of commotion around you, and the group is always moving on which gives you little time to concentrate on getting things just right. I've been nearly left behind on more than one occasion when trying to get the "perfect" shot.   Posted: 04/03/2021 13:07:08

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Sheldon, as always, you provide a detailed technical analysis of the image which is greatly appreciated. I re-cropped and corrected for "key-stoning" and provided here the improved version in "Thumbnail" size. My mind was focused on the emotional impact of Christ on the cross, the beautiful architecture, and the striking colors. Have a blessed Easter.   Posted: 04/04/2021 10:15:32
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Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Well, how does anyone follow what Sheldon said and what glenn did after his comments??? I noticed similar concerns in the original but they appear to be resolved in the remake.   Posted: 04/04/2021 16:31:18

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
The update certainly works better although I still think it is slightly out vertically - but maybe that's the way I am sitting! One further 'improvement' I would suggest is to consider toning down the light blue of the the four smaller arches at the bottom of the image. An imposing and intricate section of church architecture which cannot fail to make an impression.   Posted: 04/06/2021 05:04:56

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
This church alter photo is very beautiful. I also noticed it was off center but I know these are difficult to do when on tour.   Posted: 04/06/2021 05:48:01

John Hackett   John Hackett
I think Sheldons analysis is the same as I am thinking. Your ammended image looks to me to have dealt with things. I like the glow of the lighting, it gives an ethereal look which is just right.   Posted: 04/16/2021 09:50:33


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