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  #204 Religion
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Teach me your way. ..       ©2018 NEAT
Canon EOS 5D Mark III       1st place, 149 points
1/40s, f2.5, ISO 160, 49mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped
convert to sepia tones
lots of dodge and burn
adj contrast
      Extra Info: Did you know the Bible, according to Guinness World Records, is the best-selling book of all time, with over 5 billion copies sold and distributed - but I'm pretty sure 5 billion haven't read it.
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Aug 23, 2018
    Congratulations, very dramatic and effective image.

Aug 21, 2018
    Congratulations Neat - I liked your composition.

Aug 21, 2018
    Congrats on your first place. Well done.

Aug 21, 2018
    Congratulations Anita. Lovely entry. Sorry if I sounded cross and grumpy and you are forgiven for your 'cynicism' ;-)
Oh, and you did get my number 1.
Edited on Aug 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018
    Congrats on your win! A very strong image, great job!

Aug 20, 2018
    Thanks for all the comments, I was surprised to see this on the front page, I didnít think it would win due to some of the critical comments. Have to admit I couldíve fixed quite a few of those problems, I shot this very early on, and I saw the problems later but you know what I was just too lazy to change it :-)

Aug 20, 2018
    Great photo NEAT, and added commentary too! Kudos for fighting off 2nd place by the slimmest of margins.

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Aug 20, 2018
    Bravo! You've captured such feeling in such a simple presentation.

Aug 20, 2018
    I like this very much. The subject and photo technique is superb. Will fight for my first place.

Aug 20, 2018
    Great image, would like more space at the right side to show the other edge of the bible

Aug 20, 2018
    A simple composition right on theme and well done. In my T5.

Aug 20, 2018
    This is a very strong image. I like the composition and the heavy post processing. The highlights in the hands could use a bit of toning down.

Jade O.
Aug 19, 2018
    Very pro looking but the degree of processing in the hands bothers me quite a bit as the hands look unreal, to me at least.

Aug 19, 2018
    The over-cooked post-processing works surprisingly well in this image and gives it a strong, bold character that I like, it's very expressive. My only wish were a bit more negative space at the top, to give a bit more place to the hands. But great job anyway, well done!

Aug 19, 2018
    Extremely evocative image. I like the sepia treatment as it lends to the solemn nature of this image. Well conceived and carried out. In my TT's.

Aug 19, 2018
    Slightly golden lighting lends the image a preciousness.

Aug 19, 2018
    Captures the theme perfectly. Gets my vote.

Aug 19, 2018
    Nice concept, well-composed and executed. Small point: while the stripes on the cushion(?) under the bible do act as leading lines, they seem a bit busy; maybe just darkening that area would fix it.

Aug 17, 2018
    @Jomari, sorry for coming across as cynical, please forgive me :) I know a lot of people do read their bibles to be sure, but Iíve heard others say they donít understand it so they just give up.

Aug 17, 2018
    Did you know that some other sources say that the Quran pips the bible? It seems that figures for both are pretty fuzzy anyway.
I think your opinion that 5 billion of those 5 billion bibles haven't been read is pretty cynical. Millions of Christians through the ages have devotedly read and reread their bibles.
Aside from the rest of my comment, I have to say your entry is great. Probably my number 1.

Aug 16, 2018
    Good image and on theme. in focus and well lit, the shallow depth of field seems to work here as dose the vignetting. In my T5.
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