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Church by Sekala Church by Sekala
This church in Albany, NY is beautiful and huge. It has gorgeous architecture and landscaping. You wouldn't know it, but it's actually borded up. The Ten Broek neighborhood is trying to raise money to save it. Good luck to them!

Taken with a Minolta Freedom Zoom 130 using black and white film and then scanned in using a Lexmark 1150 which unfortunately has taken down the quality of what you are seeing considerably. There has been no other editing.
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echoofformless Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
I love the feeling of a very old photograph here; it's almost like a shot from the late 19th or early 20th century. The tinting is well chosen and lends itself especially to the aforementioned styling - almost a cyanotype sort of thing. Also I like the contrasts, they are quite balanced and give the eye an even mix of highlight/midtone/shadow. The lengthwise perpective and angle of the shot really augment the soaring and rising of the spires in a dramatic manner. About as perfect as an architectural photograph can get. very, very well done.
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Sekala Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Again thank you so much. I was really nervous about this photograph beacuse I couldn't get far enough away from the building itself to get the whole thing in from top to bottom. It really is massive. I like how it came out despite that though. I actually took it with black and white film and have not altered the photo in anyway except by scanning it. As to the 19-20th century feeling -- the interesting thing about the century feeling is that almost everything in the city of Albany has this sort of victorian architecture and atmosphere. The church is very gothic in nature by comparison but the area if very victorian.

Anyway, thank you for the critique!
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