Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Illuminated at Night

I took this shot of the side of Olde St. Andrew's Church from the cemetery that I mentioned in my last Newtown Area Photo post. I love the way the church is lit up. I think the stained glass would look amazing if one night they lowered these outside lights and turned up the ones inside.
This will be my entry for Monochrome Weekend.

31 comments:

  1. Oooooo....Boo! Shadows always strike me a a bit spooky. Nice play on shadow and light. Good capture.

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  2. Next step: how to trick the lights!

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  3. The shadows change it all, it looks like someone used a black magic marker to add some eye appeal at night time.

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  4. Good job on capturing the illumination of the windows in the shadows! You can see the architectural detail quite nicely.

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  5. the light shows every detail of the texture and gives an other "face" to the church with the shadows and black corners..
    A little scary, but beautyful!

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  6. It's wonderful!I also love the texture of the stones in the wall, and I can see the lines as detail in the stained glass.Are the two pictures the same in different side...anyway it gave so cool projection in my mind about the whole artistic idea, with the black triangle!
    LINDO!
    I mean Beautiful!Lindo is Portuguese,and this word is screaming from my heart! ;)
    Bonsoir!
    Léia

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  7. These are spectacular :) And thanks for the info on a tripod. Very much appreciated :)

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  8. There is a church (Lutheran, I believe) on Culver Blvd., south of the 405 (Irvine) that does just that. It is on my bucket list to photograph one of these nights! Thanks for the reminder!
    However, these night shots are wonderful in their own right...nice, nice, nice!

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  9. I agree - highlight the stained glass. The lighting looks great in B&W.

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  10. The lighting really gives texture to the bricks. I agree with you about reversing the lights, the stained glass windows would be amazing.
    I always enjoy your B & W shots :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  11. your recent black and whites remind me of Halloween! Maybe it's the dark shadows you've captured?

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  12. What can I say ? It's simply beautiful ...

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  13. OMG!!!!! The simplicity is outstanding. Thumbs up.

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  14. The lighting is amazing. I like the way the grout stands out in between the stones almost like silver twine.

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  15. I like those shadows - they alter the shape of the buttresses in a very interestin way.

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  16. Why don't you suggest that to the church? Light the windows from inside at night? Or you can shoot the stained glass from inside during the day which is the purpose (to see art inside the church). But your shots are great!

    Also, I once lived in a place where there is a Saint Andrew's church across the cemetery! What a coincidence!

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  17. Very medieval. The shadows and really cool.

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  18. looks like a castle. somewhat spooky. the lighting gave a dramatic effect on the architecture.

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  19. The depth of the building seems to be emphasized by the light still more.

    Wonderful "SOMETHING SIGHTED"!!

    ruma

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  20. This was a spooky shot indeed - I could almost hear the sound of chains...

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  21. The vertical shadows project a most eerie atmosphere, James. I agree about the stained glass. I wonder that more churches dont light up the inside instead of the outside. Probably makes life too easy for vandals.

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  22. i love the black and white effect...so classic.

    thanks for visiting my site and have a great day!

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  23. I like the two photos shown together; gives it a peaceful symmetry. Is it the same photo flipped, James? I too have often wished places I've seen with stained glass would turn on their inside lights at night.

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  24. Wonderful photo, thanks for sharing.

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  25. I really like to see these two together!

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  26. The light is just perfect here! I hope they listen to you and do what you suggested. I'd love to see that!

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