Air Force Academy Chapel

I have always admired the architecture of the United States Air Force Academy Chapel here in Colorado Springs. I finally decided to get out on base and take a few shots this morning! The wind was blowing like crazy and I was freezing, but it didn't stop me from circling this chapel several times!
Great lines on this building. I like unique architecture...looks like a modern take on the Gothic cathedral...complete with new age flying buttresses! Gorgeous photo!
posted April 8th, 2011  
Awesome architecture shot!
posted April 8th, 2011  
Love the lines of this and your perspective is great! :)

I just had to google to see what the whole building looks like. All I can say is WOW! I would be circling it several times too!
posted April 8th, 2011  
Great building and shot!
posted April 8th, 2011  
Very nice rendering of the scene.
posted April 8th, 2011  
The architecture is spectacular. So many lines and angles. It's very dramatic.
posted April 8th, 2011  
Fantastic shot and it looks like an amazing building.
posted April 8th, 2011  
Really great observation, makes for a great architecture shot.
posted April 8th, 2011  
Fabulous POV on this stunning architecture!
posted April 8th, 2011  
I love the lines reaching for the sky...great shot!
posted April 8th, 2011  
Awesome POV :-)
posted April 8th, 2011  
a very different photo for you and it still works very well
posted April 8th, 2011  
Great positioning and perspective. this photo highlights the architecture of the chapel better than any other I have seen
posted April 8th, 2011  
Ok its AAU again!!! Joking aside this is an amazing structure captured so well
posted April 8th, 2011  
Wendy! On Thursday, an American friend of mine from Papua New Guinea blogged a story to which he mentioned a dream to maybe one day live in the "Falling Water" house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, so I googled the house and instantly recognised what gorgeous piece of architecture he was referring to. This lead me onto other web sites which discussed the top 100 pieces of Architecture in the US and I found myself looking at this Chapel and thinking how it was such a grand design for the Air Force Academy.

Thank you for sharing this view of a building I have only now known for 48 hours, but I now really like.
posted April 8th, 2011  
Great lines and composition Wendy. It's a fantastic perspective.
posted April 8th, 2011  
what a great angle on a beautiful building. I didn't know you could go on base. do you have a special pass or something? again, great photo.
posted April 8th, 2011  
a fav for me -love the lines and angles - great shot
posted April 8th, 2011  
@5unflow3r @bgphoto @karens68 @morrisphotos @dune1953 @denisedaly @iowsara @semrants @cccoupland @shutterbugger @peacerebel @captivision Thank you so much for your wonderful comments!
@hjbenson Thank you Harry! I really appreciate such a wonderful compliment and you made my day!
@spthorne Thank you so much Simon!
@bobfoto Thank you Jason!! I had no idea it was one of the top 100 pieces of architecture in the US! What a coincidence that you were just looking at it recently!!
@dcr Thank you Drew!
@dvarey Thank you Diana!! Yes, you can get on base if you have a photo ID and they usually search your car. It depends on the security level for the day, but often isn't a problem!
@sparkle Thank you Juliette!! So appreciate the fav!
posted April 8th, 2011  
question... do they allow photography on base? I know here in Australia, photographs of Defence property needs to be authorised, and about the only time you are allowed to take photos is at Air Shows. One time in Indonesia, the TNI inspected my camera before I entered their base and they said no DSLRs but PNS cameras were okay...
posted April 8th, 2011  
@bobfoto Actually, yes I believe they do, mostly because they asked me the check point why I was there and I said I was taking pics of the chapel. The guard didn't seem to mind!
posted April 8th, 2011  
Deb
Amazing perspective of this incredible structure. I visited there several years ago and have vowed to go back with my camera soon!

Hey, question...did you delete your thread about the eaglecam? I can't get to it now?
posted April 8th, 2011  
@exposure4u - no escort required? Maybe the military are tighter on security in Australia?
posted April 8th, 2011  
@dejongdd Thank you so much Deb for your comments! Yes, I decided to delete it because I didn't realize someone else had started the discussion. Thank you so much for letting me know! I saw the thread with the eagle pictures, but didn't see the link for the ustream. It is awesome!! So neat you live so close!
posted April 9th, 2011  
Deb
@exposure4u You are not alone in missing the link to the ustream, I missed it too and added it to the bottom of the thread. I think sometimes our brains just skip over details.
posted April 9th, 2011  
@bobfoto LOL! Maybe they didn't think I looked scary enough!! They actually have a visitors center and allow people to go the the Air Force football games in their stadium too!
posted April 9th, 2011  
@exposure4u - I think it is funny we have Private Contractors hired to provide security to our defence bases. It says to me that the Army can't defend themselves???
posted April 9th, 2011  
Looks very abstract! ’Tis a cool building. Was there mumble-mumble years ago…
posted April 9th, 2011  
It is quite beautiful. Fabulous architecture.
posted April 9th, 2011  
Great perspective
posted April 9th, 2011  
Excellent perspective Wendy. I think it's been over 40 years since the last time I was there. We're getting to Colorado this summer, but not that far east. We went to a Catholic service while we were camping nearby on that summer trip.
posted April 9th, 2011  
@rhoing Thanks Thom and I didn't catch how many years ago! LOL! :-)
@digitalrn @kerristephens Thank you so much!
@webfoot Thank you Paul! Hope you enjoy your trip out this way!!
posted April 9th, 2011  
@dejongdd Thank you, Deb, so much for the fav!!
posted April 9th, 2011  
Lovely.
posted April 9th, 2011  
nice lines! :)
posted April 9th, 2011  
Great perspective! I also love the contrast between the building and the sky!
posted April 10th, 2011  
Oh my goodness...such an amazing shot. The perspective is fabulous. Such an exquisite capture of architectural detail.
posted April 11th, 2011  
@francesca @stinkercat @kelli_belly78 @peggysirk Thank you so much for you wonderful comments!
posted April 12th, 2011  
Very cool architecture. Love this shot.
posted April 12th, 2011  
Very impressive building...awesome composition and perspective!
posted April 13th, 2011  
love the duo-toneish color on the structure and a great angle!
posted April 13th, 2011  
What a great shot. The perspective is perplexing.
posted April 15th, 2011  
What a great building. Great perspective. Hope you didnt get a crick in your neck! lol
posted January 26th, 2012  
Wow! I'm going way back here, but what a find. Excellent shot Wendy, everything about it is just great. Good sharp lines & such an interesting shot. Thank you.
I shall Google the building & have a look round.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
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