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Jan 262015
 

What a remarkable place.  Where the outside is somewhat ordinary, the inside makes up for it in spades.  Artistic, detailed, glorious.  We just happened to be turned on to the place by a local as a not-to-be-missed visual spectacle.  Especially in a place as unlikely as Savannah, Georgia.  So, off we went to see what we could see.  As fate would allow, we arrived just a few minutes before the church was to be used as an event locale, but we were told to come on in for a few minutes before they got started.  Fine with me.  I set up the tripod and had fun composing.

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Aug 212014
 

Two posts in a row of a music theme.  Guess you can tell I like music.  Here, we were walking around in Copenhagen, exploring the various sights when I began to hear music.  I moved towards it, opened up the church door and much to my delight a beautiful little orchestra was in the middle of its rehearsal.  What an impressive venue to go along with precision in music.  I could have stayed all night, but we went back to our wandering.

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Jul 032014
 

These two church steeples in Charleston, South Carolina are just a short walk from downtown.  Filled with different flavors of churches, Charleston is an easy town to walk around in; even if you’re not into architecture or churches.  Personally, I’m almost always drawn to the architecture.  Especially the older ones.  In a city, I could ramble aimlessly and be quite content to run into a few old churches.  They always present something grand, something that usually isn’t attempted in todays world.  Here, I was walking across a park when I spied the two steeples, sticking out of the trees.  Perfect.  I stopped, plopped down my tripod and fired away.

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Sep 092013
 

How do you capture an image without any tourists involved when in a touristy attraction?  That must be what a koan is; something to meditate on that doesn’t have an easy or obvious answer.  Or a question like “how many chucks does a woodchuck chuck”?  Have you ever seen a woodchuck?  Well, I saw no woodchucks, though there were plenty of tourists, here at the Kolner Dom, or Cologne Cathedral, in Cologne Germany.  What a place to explore!  A massive structure and amazing place to wander inside of.  How does one capture an image without the everpresent fellow tourist?  It takes a lot of patience and waiting and a bit of luck. cologne-cathedral-priests--1

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Aug 192013
 

This is the highest pulpit I’ve ever seen.  I don’t remember what denomination of church it is, but obviously one I’m not personally familiar with.  Is it so that the minister can hear the word of God more clearly?  Maybe he can hear something said more softly that others can’t hear.  Maybe it just helps to keep the flock in line.  They’ll know more clearly who’s boss and who it is who’s really connected to the “man above”.  For me, I just like structure and architecture.  Maybe it throws the image off balance a bit, but I think He’ll understand.

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Mar 192013
 

My annual trip to the desert this year was fortunate.  To the Palm Springs area I went and I was there during some interesting, precipitous weather.  As the clouds were breaking up, exposing the fresh snow on the surrounding mountains I bolted from the comfort of my sisters new home and took off with camera trying to find an appropriate foreground.  The sun was not too far from hiding itself again behind clouds and then setting behind the mountains, so time was of the essence.  After driving a few minutes I spied this desert colored church.  Perfect.

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May 222012
 

Old St. Hilary’s sits atop a hill overlooking Tiburon across the bay from San Francisco.  Built in 1888 it’s one of the precious icon’s of Marin Co.  From this angle you can catch a glimpse of Angel Island, Alcatraz and the skyline of San Francisco.  I’ve posted 2 very different depictions here on 2 different days.  The first is on a day where the air is pretty clear with everything in sharp relief.  The second was taken in the early morning with bright sunlight and a bit of dwindling fog, making for a more muted scene.  Which one do you like best?

 

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Mar 212012
 

In the spring of  ’08 we were outside walking around and enjoying the evening ambiance of Cologne, Germany.  Now the Cologne cathedral is almost always in sight of wherever you go there, but on this evening I noticed that if I found the right place I could position the moon directly between the 2 spires.   Luckily, there was a small grassy knoll with an unencumbered opening looking directly to the cathedral.  Now in those days I was not traveling with my tripod so I just set my camera down on the grass, found something to prop it up just a bit and fired away.

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Jan 072012
 

When I first spotted this chapel on the grounds of a mission in St. Augustine, Florida I was captivated.  The greenery being allowed to grow all over the building makes me feel at home.  At first I just thought it a curiosity, another shrine to look at.  But, the longer I was there the more people entered, sat in reverence, prayed, meditated.  Our lady of le leche is a shrine to the Mother nursing her babe.  It’s alluring and a wonderful place to sit in.

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