It’s been way too long. I had a chance to be on the Salt Lake Temple Square this evening. Had a couple of minutes and my camera so I snapped a few photos. It wasn’t the best conditions for photos – just an ugly gray sky and lots of wind, but that’s alright this is fun. My niece did a piano concert in the Assembly Hall. She’s amazing. Anyway the shots I’m sharing here are the two pianos used in the concert, looking through the window into the Tabernacle while someone practices the organ and the only healthy looking blossom on a bush I walked past.
The weather was really mild a couple of days ago when I went to shoot Christmas lights at Temple Square. Good news is I didn’t freeze, bad news is everyone and all their brothers and sisters were there. We took my daughter and a couple of grand kids which was fun. I’ll share a couple of picture now and try to get more Christmas pictures later.
I really like this picture of the old church I took pictures of a couple of weeks ago. It’s really unfortunate that the old place is where it is. There is not much of a chance this building will ever be rescued and used for something. Lots of character here. Like they say – they don’t build them like they used to.
This is an old LDS Church located I think in Layton just east of the Freeport Center. I’ve been aware of it for some time and for some reason always putting off taking any photos of it. Well at long last… The moon was up this morning, but by the time I got there it was gone, dang. The point of this little shoot is that the photos I take are a point in time and I believe in this case especially this building would have quite a story to tell. A collection of photo taken of this building over it’s history would be very interesting. By the way these are my first HDRs with my new set up. The HDR is processed in the camera. I’m not real sure if I like this because I like doing the process my self. There’s still a bit of post processing done to these photos.
In case you haven’t noticed I’ve been traveling a bit lately. Good news is I’m home for a while. I took some quick shots of the first church built in Sacramento while I was there this week. I thought I’d share where these started and where they ended up after a trip through Photomatics and Photoshop. The exposure times on these photos was between .5 and 1 second and was handheld so I apologize that there not great shots. I turned the ISO up to 400 so they are a little noisy too. One of these days I’ve got to figure out how to travel with my tripod. The f stop on all of these was f8. If I’d had my tripod I’d have gone to f22 or f36 to make sure I was in focus for the entire depth of the photo and left my ISO at 100. That means these exposures would have been several seconds and significantly better.
A couple of years ago I went to the AIA convention in Boston and spent a day photographing churches. I went to see Harvard and MIT as well so most of the church pictures where taken around that area. I had some sore feet at the end of the day. The reason I took all these pictures is completely unimportant know, but I’ve never had a chance to share them so why not here? This church is on the Harvard Campus. A striking piece of architecture as most of the Harvard campus is.
New and old live together and cause an interesting texture. The historic church placed in juxtaposition to the sleek non religions that surrounds it. I tried to make this a panorama, but the hand held pan and the variation in exposure didn’t work out. So this is a three picture HDR of about half of this beautiful old church in Philly