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Mann's Chapel/Cemetery Reflection by mnkreations

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This photo is a naturally occurring composite. Because the chapel is locked, I was photographing the cross hanging inside the chapel from the outside when I noticed the reflection of Mann’s Cemetery reflected on the window. I took a picture of the reflected cemetery and the cross came through giving the illusion that the cross is suspended outside over the graves keeping a sacred watch over the souls buried there. If you look closely, the altar rail and chairs are visible in the lower half of the photo. Mann’s Chapel and Cemetery are located between Rossville and Bismark, Illinois in Vermilion County. Erected in 1857, Mann’s Chapel is the oldest pioneer chapel in Vermilion County. Photo taken with a Nikon D60 and Tamron 28-74 lens.

Featured in For the Love of Jesus 11/09 and Accidental Images 01-07-10. Thank you! 166 views.

Top 10 finisher in the Religious Art and Photography Different Crosses Challenge 2-21-2010


historic, cemetery, chapel, illinois, rossville, manns, vermillion county, manns chapel cemetery, old, reflection


  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbiealmost 5 years ago

    Awesome and beautiful

  • Thank you so very much! It was surprising how this turned out. I did not expect it!

    – mnkreations

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    well done…………………..

  • Thank you Scott! Always appreciated.

    – mnkreations

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much!

    – mnkreations

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonalmost 5 years ago

    This is so wonderful Michelle! what a terrific testimony! take care, Linda

  • Thank you so much Linda! I always appreciate your comments. I think I was really lucky to have noticed the reflection. God did the rest~

    – mnkreations

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks so much Jeff!

    – mnkreations

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 5 years ago

  • sunshine0
    sunshine0almost 5 years ago

    Congrats on your well deserved feature Michelle! This is an awesome capture!

  • Thank you Sunshine! I appreciate it!

    – mnkreations

  • kerrie black
    kerrie blackalmost 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thanks so much for commenting and for the fav Kerrie!

    – mnkreations

  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsover 4 years ago

    Excellent :D

  • Thank you Matt! Much appreciated.

    – mnkreations

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    Well spotted, it is certainly and interesting capture

  • Thank you so much! It certainly isn’t your everyday opportunity.

    – mnkreations

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