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The Old Rock Church and St. Olaf's Cemetery by Terence Russell

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On each occasion I have had a time to visit this wonderful and one of my most photographed subjects, it was late in the afternoon. This recent Saturday, I made a point to leave earlier, albiet, not quite as early as I had hoped. Any of you who are familiar with telling time by sundial might be able to pinpoint the exact hour when I did finally arrive by looking at the position of the steeple shadow on the church roof. Anyway, for once, I was able to photograph the church from this viewpoint without having the sun either shining into my lens while doing so or having it directly behind and thereby backlighting the church.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tamron 18-270mm lens

Tripod, 3 RAW images +2 to -2, Photomatix Pro 4.2

For the interior, see this image

Son of an avid reader of paperbacks and a manager of a photofinishing plant in Abilene, Texas.

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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Terrific Terence!

  • Thanks, Sheryl. I love this composition, with a part of the cemetery in the foreground, but will have to try once more on a cloudy day! ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful old church! Super picture, Terence.

  • Thanks, David. You’d think that as many times I have photographed this lovely church, I have been named as its official photographer. ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Amazing!! :)

  • Thanks! I keep being drawn to this structure. Glad I live close or otherwise the fuel expense would be putting me in the poor house! ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago


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  • Thanks loads, Sheryl, for this great honor!

    – Terence Russell

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