WendyR
WendyR

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9 Comments | Report
mrspaulding
 
mrspaulding June 04, 2016
This is an awesome shot. Your best in your gallery in my opinion
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography June 15, 2016
like it!
WendyR
WendyR June 27, 2016
Thank you :)
tammywaters
 
tammywaters June 22, 2016
may I ask where this is at?
WendyR
WendyR June 27, 2016
Hi Tammy, it's taken in Christchurch New Zealand
JViSiON
 
JViSiON June 26, 2016
Amazing
WendyR
WendyR July 02, 2016
thank you :)
kevindoyle
 
kevindoyle June 29, 2016
great shot, shows the sadness
WendyR
WendyR July 02, 2016
thank you :)
mscott207
 
mscott207 June 30, 2016
Spectacular work. I absolutely love this
WendyR
WendyR July 02, 2016
thank you :)
RoyNorthumbrian
 
RoyNorthumbrian July 17, 2016
Stunning photo Wendy!
stone12
 
stone12 December 08, 2016
Great lighting and fine subject - i recognized the church from a photo my niece took after that big shock. Super shot, regards
melissajackson_0028 Platinum
 
Hauntingly Amazing! 📸❤️📸
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament was taken in Christchurch New Zealand a year following the February 2011 earthquake.
Time
It was taken very late in the afternoon on what had been a sunny day.
Lighting
The photo was taken with the sun directly behind the building. I took it from a low angle to ensure I captured as much as I could of the front of the building
Equipment
It was taken with a Canon EOS 55OD. No Equipment was involved
Inspiration
Immediately after the catastrophic February 2011 earthquake, I was sent to Christchurch to work as part of an emergency response team. I saw a great deal of the damage first hand and worked with people who's lives had been devastated beyond comprehension. The experience had a huge impact on me. Sadly another devastating earthquake has recently struck our beautiful country (Nov 2016) and aftershocks still continue to this day.
Editing
I've edited this photo to depict my emotions during my time in Christchurch immediately following the Earthquake. I've edited the image I captured black and white, as I believe it best portrays a look of bleakness, sadness, heartbreak and loss. For me it represents the damage to not only this building but to a great many of the Christchurch buildings.
In my camera bag
I have a twin lens Canon EOS 550D, Olympus E-PL7 and often use my iPhone 5s.
Feedback
I draw on my emotions when I'm editing a photo. I wanted this photo to tell a story and elicit an emotional response. My advice is to trial different edits until your version of your story is told or until you're satisfied with the end result of your artistic expression.

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