God and Country

Was driving past this church and something about it just struck my eye, so I pulled in to the parking lot and took some pics. I really like the way this turned out.
Beautiful HDR Jeff!
posted April 28th, 2012  
@jillmstruss thank you Jill!!!
posted April 28th, 2012  
Very well done Jeff! That's a keeper.
posted April 28th, 2012  
Excellent processing, love this shot!!
posted April 28th, 2012  
it is, indeed, very lovely!
posted April 28th, 2012  
@jwlynn64 thank you John! I really appreciate it!

@scooter thanks Scooter! :)

@northy thank you ma'am
posted April 28th, 2012  
Great HDR works so well with this subject matter - love the clouds too!
posted April 28th, 2012  
Very dramatic, looks like the cover for a gothic novel.
posted April 28th, 2012  
@kellc thank you Kelly!

@tigerdreamer do they even publish gothics anymore? My mom LOVED gothics (as I kid, I referred to them as the books about women running away from home because of the covers)
posted April 28th, 2012  
I had to laugh at that answer. That usually was apart of them. They ran out on the moors in the storm, so they could be rescued by the leading man.
posted April 28th, 2012  
FAV! This is a beautiful church! Love the texture of the stone! Glad today has been better for you!
posted April 28th, 2012  
Great processing Jeff.
posted April 28th, 2012  
@calm Thank you Cathy!!!! I'm glad it was better too.

@bdb3471 thanks Brian!
posted April 28th, 2012  
impressive building, great capture to show it off
posted April 28th, 2012  
@sunnygreenwood thank you Anne!
posted April 28th, 2012  
love those clouds and your pov is fabulous. Great shot !
posted April 28th, 2012  
Awesome, dude!
posted April 28th, 2012  
@sabine thank you Sabine!

@slang thanks Sean!
posted April 28th, 2012  
Nice HDR effect. Took me awhile to spot the flag however.
posted April 28th, 2012  
love the HDR effect too - someday I will learn this too, but I don't know if I can do it with a PnS - can I?
posted April 28th, 2012  
@myhrhelper thanks! does your PnS have manual settings? or is it all automatic?

@webfoot thank you Paul... I had one where the flag was more unfurled, but it blocked too much
posted April 28th, 2012  
I have some manual settings. I can change the ISO, exposure, focus center/spot etc., type of coloring vivid, b&w, etc.type of shot such as macro etc. several programs
posted April 28th, 2012  
ominous
posted April 28th, 2012  
HDRrd out of its tree...I like it
posted April 28th, 2012  
Love your editing
posted April 28th, 2012  
I think I can hear angels singing in this shot! :)
posted April 28th, 2012  
Great shot Jeff
posted April 28th, 2012  
...fantastic hdr:))) lovely mood:))) fav
posted April 28th, 2012  
Beautiful.
posted April 28th, 2012  
Lovely
posted April 28th, 2012  
Wonderful processing :)
posted April 28th, 2012  
@myhrhelper if you can change the exposure... you might be able to... you need at least one shot that is exposed properly, one that is over exposed, and one that is under exposed (bracketing is best, but I don't think any PnS will do that). To make sure everything lines up properly, its best to use some sort of tripod. I use Photomatix software for my HDR and then sometimes I'll do a slight tweak or two in Lightroom afterwards (which I did in this case)
posted April 28th, 2012  
my favorite part of this is the way the clouds surround the steeple, going from light to dark. nicely done!
posted April 28th, 2012  
@mackpwo thanks!

@swilde thank you Sue!

@kaustin thank you!!

@reva that's what I like about it! thank you!

@rikkieg thank you Rikkie!

@worthon thank you so much! I appreciate the fav

@beckys thankyou!

@cdonohoue thanks Cathy!

@ronbee thank you Ron!

@paulaag that's thanks to the location of the sun. The sad thing is, after I took this pic, I went to the store, and on my way back noticed the sunset, so I tried to get back out to this church to get another shot with the colors behind the steeple, but was too late :(
posted April 28th, 2012  
@mafiatom that's a good idea! thank you! I'm honored
posted April 28th, 2012  
Great shot, I like the HDR on this.
posted April 28th, 2012  
GREAT SHOT!!!!! JEFF, Paul is back http://365project.org/paulyv24/365
posted April 28th, 2012  
@newbie thanks Stacey!

@gark THANK YOU! And thanks for the heads up on Paul's return! Its about time!
posted April 28th, 2012  
great shot here - love churches, the clouds are great here too
posted April 29th, 2012  
Jeff you have definitely proven that you dove into HDR head first and took took to it!!! I'm happy to have helped in any way that I did. Great work!
posted April 29th, 2012  
@sparkle thank you Juliette!

@paulyv24 wow, thanks Paul... well... your HDR inspired me and made me want to learn HDR in the first place... and then the info you gave me enabled me get my feet wet. So I couldn't have gotten where I am now with it if I hadn't stumbled across you in the first place.
posted April 29th, 2012  
You have such a great eye for photos to HDR. This one is amazing.
posted April 29th, 2012  
@copperheadglass thank you Meredith!!
posted April 29th, 2012  
Awesome!
posted April 30th, 2012  
posted April 30th, 2012  
Magnificent!
posted April 30th, 2012  
Gorgeous building and I love the processing, gorgeous colour of stone
posted April 30th, 2012  
Jeff awesome shot and processing. Love it - Fav!
posted April 30th, 2012  
Cool shot - the hdr has added a sense of drama to it.
posted April 30th, 2012  
@elizabeth264 thank you!

@hasselhotch the color of the stone is why I didn't do this in b&w... I was tempted, because I knew it would be a sharp b&w, but I couldn't sacrifice that color

@michaelelliott thank you Michael!!

@juanita thanks Juanita!
posted April 30th, 2012  
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