Monday, November 19, 2012

Stained Glass Window - St. Bridget's Church

This is the "Corpus Christi" window from St. Bridget's Church.  It is one of twelve windows, each representing an event from the liturgical calendar.

This description from church documents: "This symbol seeks to illustrate the vineyard of the Church. The center illustrates the wine press, also indicating the altar on which the transition of the wine into the Blood of Christ takes place. The mystical wine streams for us from the altar in the Mass and provides a continuous stream of heavenly grace to the faithful."

I've returned to the church several times to photograph the windows, altars, and many, many details. A couple of additional trips may be necessary, but most of the photography is complete.  Now, the effort of turning the photos into finished work begins.


Friday, November 16, 2012

New Bike - Old Market - Black and White

This is a big departure from my usual photos.  I very seldom do anything in black and white.  I posted the color version on October 22.
 This photo just seemed to have the right tonality for a black and white treatment.  Since I usually shoot color, I don't have any special software for black and white conversion.  Everything was done in Lightroom 4.  Most of the work was done in the Basic panel but there was a little tweaking done in the HSL/Color/BW panel.

I like the way it turned out, but I'm not sure if I prefer the color or the black and white version.


Thursday, November 08, 2012

Lunch - Rained Out

This is the time of year when, in many parts of the country, the wisdom of devoting space to outdoor seating at restaurants becomes questionable.

That aside, I like the addition of the puddles and reflections to the otherwise strong lines and patterns in this photo.


Monday, November 05, 2012

Stone Decorations

Most of the old downtown buildings have simple openings in the brickwork for the wooden window frames.  A few have decorative stonework or castings.  This old building is now filled with restaurants, offices and apartments, but the stonework and castings make it stand out as something special.