19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Church and The Sun

A low angle view of the Shrine of Christ the King Church in Chicago, the birds flying to the sky on top of the church and the backlight from the Sun. This actually a normal photo with the church, birds and the sunlight behind. This effect on the Sun happens when I decreased the highlight, whiteness and saturation of the sky and increased the vignette of this image. I found this effect very interesting but the image quality of the church is quite low so I replace it with the same church from the same image but in a better quality.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7SM2
Copyright: © Lam Hoang