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Taken today, 24 march 2012. Old Chicago Rd, near Sublette, Illinois, USA. Fuji FinePix E550.

Got SOOOO lost today looking for a new shortcut from Mendota to Amboy…But found this neat l’il church – St. Paul’s – that’s no longer in use. :))


old, abandoned, church, illinois, country, prairie, cloud, cemetary, churchyard, graveyard

Most of my photos are – more or less – sootc. I’ll tweak contrast and brightness on a few, or convert to sepia or B&W, but aside from that, it’s usually just straightening and cropping. I do have fun with a few pix, but that’s rare for me. I use an old Fuji E550 FinePix P&S, exclusively.

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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Such a tiny church. Cute little setting with the cemetery and wrought iron fence. :))

  • As sparsely populated as this area is, now, I can understand why they only needed this to be as big as it is! I mean, I was in No Man’s Land out there! :))

    – Ogre

  • Myshots
    Myshotsover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture of this small church and surroundings….

  • Thank you! Sometimes it pays to get very, very lost. :)) LOL

    – Ogre

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Terrific find and worth getting lost! This is really picturesque. The old tree, the graveyard and the stormy sky really lend a mood to this cool shot!

  • I’m just glad I found gas for $3.99 after THIS l’il side trip!!! :-o I was hoping to find a shortcut that would cut a few miles off the normal 8-9 from Mendota to Sublette. I drove over 30 looking for a way OUT!!! LOLOL! :)))

    – Ogre

  • Grinch/R. Pross
    Grinch/R. Prossover 2 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks, Robin! :))

    – Ogre

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Love this. Congrats Claude!

  • Woo-Hoo !!! THANKS, a BUNCH, Sheryl !!! :)))

    – Ogre

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Congratulations Claude!

  • YAY! Thanks, Sheryl!!! Now make it cool down here!!! :-p

    – Ogre

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Great find and capture and congrats for being in the top 10 !!

  • Thank you, very much, D!! :))

    – Ogre

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 2 years ago

  • THANKS, Karen!!! :)))

    – Ogre

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