Monday, May 30, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Land of the Cross Tipped Churches gets its name from the Cross Tipped Spires punctuating the country sky. This was taken in the early morning light and is one of my favorite Church Spire photos. Click here to view the original post from my LCTC photo blog.
I find many versions of Michelangelo's pieta statue in most of the churches I visit. St John's is truly unique with the old feel of the statuary and mural background. Amazingly this was taken with a Flip Phone. I was biking in the area and stopped to visit the church and found this wonderful window lit opportunity and could not pass it up. I used this picture as part of my Land of the Cross Tipped Churches photo show I had at the local library. I had some issues getting it printed. The big box store was convinced that I had got this out of a magazine or book and refused to print it because of Copyright. I finally convinced them it was mine. It remains one of my favorite pictures of the Pieta statue. Click here to see the original post from my LCTC Photo blog.
I was trying to make this shot work with a landscape orientation but once I took a peek through the viewfinder in portrait mode I knew I had found my shot. I purposely used selective focus on the dark crucifix rosary to add visual interest to the photo.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Over the years I have taken thousands of pictures of the churches known as The Land of the Cross tipped Churches. This picture of the Praying Angel is just a small part of several murals that adorn the church walls and comes from one of my earlier trips. Click here to view the original post from my LCTC Photo Blog.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
I always try and take advantage of natural window light when I am taking pictures in the churches. It worked very well with this shot of the processional Crucifix. I also like the unique style of the Christ figure.
Black and White Version
Monday, May 16, 2016
I found this little jewel in the balcony of the church. I spent quite some time trying to get the right angle and lighting. The title of the post comes from the title of the bottom book.
This is one of those old curved church pews that you don't see very often any more. I loved the lines, the rich wood tones in contrast with the books. And the hint of the checker-board floor in the background.