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Stanford Church

Stanford Church
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Copyright: Vic Zikoor (VicZik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-06
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon D30, EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, Digital 77 PL
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-11-03 7:06
Viewed: 1147
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Stanford Memorial Church (also known as MemChu) is located at the center of the Stanford University campus in Stanford, California, United States. It was built during the American Renaissance[1] by Jane Stanfordas a memorial to her husbandLeland. Designed by architectCharles A. Coolidge, a protégé of Henry Hobson Richardson, the church has been called "theUniversity's architectural crown jewel".[2]
Designs for the church were submitted to Jane Stanford and the university trustees in 1898, and it was dedicated in 1903. The building is Romanesque in form andByzantine in its details, inspired by churches in the region of Venice and, especially, Ravenna. Its stained glass windows and extensive mosaics are based on religious paintings the Stanfords admired in Europe. The church has fourpipe organs, which allow musicians to produce many styles of organ music. Stanford Memorial Church has withstood two major earthquakes, in 1906 and 1989, and was extensively renovated after each.
Stanford Memorial Church was the earliest and has been "among the most prominent"non-denominational churches on the West Coast of the United States.[3] Since its dedication in 1903, the church's goal has been to serve the spiritual needs of the university in a non-sectarian way.[2] The church's first chaplain, David Charles Gardner, began a tradition of leadership which has guided the development of Stanford University's spiritual, ethical, and academic relation to religion. The church's chaplains were instrumental in the founding of Stanford's religious studies department, moving Stanford from a "completely secular university"[4] at the middle of the century to "the renaissance of faith and learning at Stanford"[5] in the late 1960s, when the study of religion at the university focused on social and ethical issues like race and the Vietnam War. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
PP included curve/level adjustments, sharpened and sized for TL.

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To bakul71: hi BakulVicZik 1 11-04 16:51
To inaam: Thank you my friend InaamVicZik 1 11-04 16:50
To chrisJ: Thank you ChrisVicZik 1 11-04 16:49
To fransx: Thank you FrancisVicZik 1 11-04 16:48
To rychem: Thank you RyszardVicZik 1 11-04 16:47
To Teresat: Thank you TeresaVicZik 1 11-04 16:46
To I-Bar: thank you RolandoVicZik 1 11-04 16:44
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Beautiful point of view.All are good.


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-03 7:31]
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Hello Vic,
You're beautifully captured impression on the church ficade even in against the sun composition. Golden work is looking intersting. Nice use or arch as natural frame. A fabulous snapshot my friend, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

Hello Vic,

Nice catch of the church with superb color, sharpness & framing. Excellent backlighting with good shadow detail. Tfs!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-03 10:24]
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Hi Vic,
A nice frame for this lovely church through this arch.
Perfect light management and such accurate details on the architecture. An awesome POV and quite a considerable depth nicely created by the FG arch.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2011-11-03 12:03]
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Beautiful architecture details of this church, nice framed view

Very beautiful achitecture in this good facade...I like the the arch that made a nice window.
i like it Vic
um abraço

Hello Vic-

one of my favorite architecural style in a building. You captured the details of this church. Nice job. I did a workshop to enhance the sky a little. I hope you like it.


Hello Vic,
You have beautifully chosen the frame and position of your subject. Its a nice picture.

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