i On Niagara – Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church
Don’t you just love old craftsmanship and monumentality? Come with me and my photography group to see the places they find interesting. I am on a long road of discovery of sorts and this group has opened me up to seeing places differently than I have seen them before.
These images all were taken at places my photography meet up group gets together. We don’t visit too many gardens, but some are planned. I mostly will not go with the photography group on them because I am affiliated with the members of the Garden Walk circuit. I prefer to shoot gardens on my own too!
Here are other places our group went that I did attend.
A HDR photo, three exposures make one image.
But, I do enjoy going to these photography shoots, since many professionals owning their own studios belong. I learn from seeing what they choose to shoot, equipment that they use, and how they frame up the images.
Unfortunately, I did not attend with the group when they visited the Blessed Trinity RC Church shown here. I was ill and called the Church to arrange a quick peek inside. My friend and I were allowed one half hour inside to shoot. When the group attended, they were afforded three hours. I did my best in the time we were given, but did not know at first we only had one half hour, and I did too much dawdling.
The rose window is 13 feet in diameter.
This happened at the last church I photographed, St. Joseph Cathedral, but not because the church limited my time, I was stopping before getting to a job meeting. Having a deadline does make you think harder about your set up.
Lombard Romanesque Architecture, made with handmade bricks. See how the bricks are all different and oddly oriented throughout the structure?
Here is another Church in our area, the Unitarian Church, below, that uses a similar, and odd, stone masonry construction. Sorry for the image, it was taken as the guys were installing new landscaping.
Outside the Church, we were allowed all the time we wanted. We were shooting at 3 pm and I could not stay much longer though. Sunset at 7 pm would have illuminated the left rear of the church anyway.
If you followed my series on Inspiration, both these places offer oodles of inspiration. Everywhere you look, there is something to capture your attention.
I do love these type of shooting situations because shooting in low light is a real learning experience for those of us used to shooting landscapes. As an architect, I was often shooting inside, but always over exposing to make sure I saw all I could see. The photos were for documentation purpose only. Plus I was shooting with a Nikon F2 and film and did not want to have to return and reshoot the job. The images were not meant to be pretty, either.
Buffalo Museum of Science
Now talk about low light!!!
Did you wonder where this shot came from? I was with my photography group when I took it. It has appeared twice before in the post, World’s View – Water Water Everywhere and Inspire for Earth Day – What’s Your Place on Planet Earth.
Or visit the Congo.
Shots like these were a real challenge without using a flash.
Rest in eternal peace, my little Pharaoh.
Future upcoming posts are also i On Niagara posts, taking you to Lewiston, NY to see the Freedom Crossing Monument garden and the Erie County Botanical Gardens and Duck pond.
But the next two posts look at Spring trees in the landscape. Both have images from landscapes I have designed, highlighting trees and shrubs and their use on large properties. Some of the trees are over one hundred years old and were preserved on the properties.