Hardest shot I ever took

Challenge #61 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
Challenge has finished
Ever had one of those shots that just took forever to get it right? No editing...just the perfected shot, and maybe a description of what made it hard.
Show full rules
submission
phase has
ended
139 entries
voting
phase has
ended
3825 votes
Romanesque
by titina
Click here for full size original image
101st place
2.437
 
low
high
The romanesque cathedral of Poitiers, France is made of white stone. In some nights and for a brief period of time, its sculptured facade is illuminated in a a very intricate way, in order to reproduce the effect of the painted original. The lighting is not strong at all and the overall impression to the viewer is simply magical. With my automatic Canon it was very hard for my to obtain a reasonably fair shot. I tried and tried, though, only because I needed to keep the memory of the scene. This is my best shot.
Camera:
Lens:
Submitted: Friday, 18th March, 2011 23:41 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 27th June, 2006
Focal length: 7.3 mm
Shutter speed: 0 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO:
Notes:
Views: 177
Galleries:
Provide complaint details
Your complaint (along with the complaints of others regarding this entry) will be reviewed by the challenge owner. Depending upon the nature and applicability of the complaint, the entry may be disqualified. In extreme circumstances the user who submitted the entry may receive a ban from the challenge or series in question.
Reason:
Comments:
Saving ...
Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote