PF Photo Contest - Place Of Worship (4/20-4/26)

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Place Of Worship

Based on DrClaude's suggestion, this week's contest is a salute to the iconic Notre Dame cathedral. Your photo must show, as its main subject, a place of worship. This can be a church, a synagogue, a mosque, a temple, etc.. However, it must clearly be an official place of worship and has been verified as such. A picture of, say, the Stonehenge does not qualify, even though some think that it was also a place of pagan worship. The same applies to Mount Fuji, etc.

Contest Rules:

1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 800 x 600 or 600 x 800 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread. Photos not meant for submission must not be posted in the contest thread. Posting of more than one photos by a member may result in an automatic disqualification from the week's contest.

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Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand before it was severely damaged by the 2011 earthquake


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The Church on Blood in Honor of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land. It was built in Yekaterinburg on the site where Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Larger-than-life photos of Nicholas and Alexandra at the entrance commemorate the centennial anniversary of the event (this photo was taken last year).

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For places of worship magnificence, ruined magnificence, and also modesty and austerity have their recognised places and validity.

To tell the truth the apparent modesty seen in this picture of the crypt of Saint Mary's Church, Lastingham, Yorkshire, may not be that real nor intended. The stonework you see dates from 1078, but there had been an Abbey at this site or very near since 654 AD - a foundation of the Celtic (Irish) branch of Christianity, not the Roman Catholic, at least originally. The crypt had the intention of Norman re-foundation of the Abbey, however at the time the construction did not proceed beyond the crypt due to the 'turbulence' of the times (i.e. revolt and genocidal war) and the Abbey was never reconstituted.There did however rise a village Church above it which contains elements from almost every century since the 11th - I will write more about it after the competition.

Not so modest considering its time it is remarked upon generally by architectural/historical critics "It is, however, the wonderful Norman crypt that enthrals. It is almost unique in being apsidal." (Simon Jenkins) And has atmosphere, I would like to hope the photo hints.

ZapperZ, please please tell me the pixels etc are passable this time.
 
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Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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