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ver·ti·go (vûrt-g) - A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects. A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall.

I am afraid of heights. I am not particularly fond of tall buildings, bridges, flying.. you name it and when I'm in a situation that brings on this fear, the vertigo I suffer is sickening, so it's almost ironic that I brought it on intentionally to take this shot but I was inspired by a dear friend of mine and decided to challenge my fear. I'm not an architectural photographer by any stretch of the imagination but it certainly was an interesting experiment.

Note: The church is The Church of the Reedemer in Toronto at the corner of Bloor and Avenue road and was built in 1879.
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I fell for this photo at first sight. First of all , I like the balance in this particular photo. The way you took this photo from the lower angle also portrays the majesticity of this Church Building. It's a very wonderful shot! By looking from this angle , plus the sky above , it makes me feel so small , and since this is a Church , it somehow also portrays that God is superior. I really love the message conveyed in this photo of yours! This picture taken in black and white also shows the age of the Church's building. I love every concept I see in this photo! Awesome shot!
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Bianco86 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Where is this church located looks very familiar
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's listed in the description :) The church is The Church of the Reedemer in Toronto at the corner of Bloor and Avenue road and was built in 1879.
Bianco86 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, been to along time ago when i was a younger man and look very familiar.
kniteatThRndtble Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Bullet For My Valentine cx
hosagu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ScorpiiLupi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
Awesome! XD! Wink/Razz

panna-phi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
splendid perspective. :clap:
FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful ... I liked the smallest details you captured in this photo and the prespective is really interesting :heart:
ChristopherMBove Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
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rjonesdesign Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very cool angle! Looks like it was taken with a wide angle lense to get everything in it correct! Makes me want to go work on my own black and white images.
ChuuChuum Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This Is magnificant. Did You Take this picture?
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes I did :)
Em-em-chan100 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Artist
Awesome! I love the perspective! I love the details, too, which were captured very well in this black and white photograph :D
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Yunaleska1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is gorgeous I love the architecture and you've really captured it. Beautiful!
eon-krate32 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting capture. Very balanced and shows a lot of detail, but this sort of view on such a building is rather...uncommon, I think? At least I personally don't see many photos like this. >.>

Now I have U2 stuck in my head.
Shelbi-kavaii Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good :)
MonaParvin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
wow this is beautiful :love:
I will request this work to be featured in one of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
Aakiyo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!!! :clap:
remydarling Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   Photographer
~laughs~ I -knew- I recognized this church!
pletz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
very good this picture!
FaithFX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist
I really love it, madame. :love:
xDarkSpineSonicx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats amazing. Wow.
Julia-Fernandes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This image is simply breathtaking! My congratulations!
DJAdamC93 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LadyCrosspatch Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photo has been featured ->HERE<-
Thank you! :tighthug:
EvieMayPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Photographer
ThePrincessZelda Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
So real, so beautiful!
isabella-hellsing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That church is amazing, i am not catolic but definitively this is my arquitectonic favorite stile :love:
tanbirmim Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student Photographer
great Capture !
MiguelArt-25 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!!!!! :)
CSuite Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I'm afraid of heights as well, terrified as a matter of fact, but even I would've terrified myself to take this photograph. It's stunning. :+fav:
MariaFeliciano Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Photographer
Excellent work!!!
sonjalv Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful,Many of the Churches built in the early 1800/ are absolutely amazing!Their are many still standing and to Think There was not the machinery back then like the present!
yuukinguyen Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
such glorious :wow:
i thought it was Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon [link] where I'm living. But for details, it was more beautiful and attractive than Notre Dame which forced me to click the button "add to favourite" without a second thought :love:
iCasseith Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work. It looks really nice in b&w.
pococ Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Photographer
very good shot!
Arcubabyy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow this is just beautiful...*^*...
Krystella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Amazing photo! Very beautiful church. :)
Deyrra Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010   Photographer
i love it...
RoseHeart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm afraid of heights too- my biggest phobia. Regardless I love this picture, really like how it's from the base yet encompasses the entirety of the church's height. And it's really a gorgeous one too!
taintedfeather Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
What a spectacular piece! I love the perspective and gray scale. It's a very powerful symmetrical piece. :)
Snukey-B Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make pretty buildings look scary and ominous! Very well done!

I like this :aww:
Andriandreo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The sharpen is really nice
i love this photo :D
BL8antBand Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work.
ThornsStoleMyRose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Beautifully executed...!
Carmics Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I liked the facade of this building, excellent to draw a picture of him.
Centeno Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Filmographer
B&W and that content... I just <3 it! Great Pic
XxxDizzyxxX333 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
i really like this one
pandamari Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, when I look at this, the white circle with the flower/star thing on it seems to spin. I'm getting dizzy!
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