Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-200mm VR lens at f3.5, 1/10sec, ISO 400, 18mm, Hand Held, No Flash, 08.25.2013.

transept (tran’sept) n. Archit. One of the lateral members or projections between the nave and choir in a curciform church: commonly destinguished as the north and south transepts.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – Eagle St. and Madison Ave. at the Empire State Plaza in dowtown Albany NY USA.

Bishop John McCloskey of Albany and Bishop John Hughes of New York laid the cornerstone of the Cathedral on July 2, 1848 with over ten thousand people watching in the rain. Bishop McCloskey campaigned throughout the United States and the world for funds to build this cathedral. The Cathedral was built for $250,000. ($6.5 million in today’s dollars)

John has had a camera in front of his face for the better part of 60 years and will continue until he gets it right! Please respect the applicable domestic and international copyrights…. Enjoy, purchase or save if you like, but no publication, any media, without written permission.

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  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 1 year ago

    Steady hand John. You handled the light well

  • Thanks to “VR”! Paul, thank you for your kind comment, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • PineSinger
    PineSingerover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture John!

  • Pamela… thank you so very much, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotover 1 year ago

    Nailed it John (No pun intended) with this shot but what is the significance of the skull and crossbones to this sculpture

  • Noel, thank you for your comment, appreciated! I’ve been thinking on this, the place of the crucifixion, Calvary was also known as Skull Place. The skull and crossbones may symbolize death or Christ’s triumph over death.

    – John Schneider

  • John Sharp
    John Sharpover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot John. Nice exposure and capture.

  • John, thank you so very much for your very kind comment…. Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    This is a spectacular composition John!!! Excellently done!!! Bill

  • Bill, thank you for this splendid compliment, very much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago

    Fantastic shot John! Love your unusual angles:))

  • Thank you so much for this very kind comment, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, John! Amazing interior lighting (especially for a hand-held shot). Bravo!

  • Gene, thank you for ths marvelous compliment, much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Very beautiful color and light!! Lovely work!

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and favorite… much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

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