Featured in Green October 6, 2011.
Second Place in the “Houses of Worship” challenge in The World As We See It, or as we missed it November 17, 2009.
Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it November 12, 2009.
Top Ten in “Sunday Morning” challenge in Mood & Ambience October 18, 2009.
Featured in Live and Let Live September 22, 2009.
Featured in ! # 1 Artists of RedBubble! September 22, 2009.
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This image is also available at Lois Bryan at fine art america in an exciting variety of framing and matting options.
This sweet little church, at the corner of Triadelphia and Sharp Roads in Glenelg, Maryland, stands empty. Probably built around 1900, it was most recently used as the home and studio of a local artist who has since gone to live in the sunnier climate of Mexico. Happily, the congregation of this beautiful little chapel didn’t die out, as so often happens, but instead grew too large for this structure and built a much larger church not far down the road. I was quite excited to have the opportunity to tour here July 26, 2009 when the realtor was holding an open house, as I’d driven past many times and had always wanted to investigate!!
Image taken with the handheld Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens, shutter 1/250, aperture f/8.0, exp -.33, iso 500. Post work included hdr from 4 images at +3, +1, 0 and -2 evals … all duplicated and adjusted in Photoshop. Subsequent Orton technique was applied in PS, as were three textures at various blendings, and the brushed-in clouds.
Included below is a capture of one of the windows in which, if you look carefully, you can see a reflection of the church bell …
which was directly behind me as I shot the window …
My thanks to Princess of Shadows on Deviant Art and Ghostbones of Flickr for the great textures and to Obsidian Dawn for the cloud brushes.