This old and badly weathered church sits in a tiny native village south of Pemberton along the Sasquatch Trail that I drove yesterday. I spoke with one of the villagers who said the church is still used, but only for special occasions. She invited me to enter the unlocked building to see the inside complete with an old pot-bellied stove for heating with wood. Truly an old treasure from the past that is now declared a British Columbia Heritage Site.
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carper (96) 2008-09-01 10:18
a fine one Gerald,
very good photo, nice pov and good details in a good harmony, I like it, have anice day.
leo61 (0) 2008-09-01 10:20
What a wonderful old church.You took this shot from a good angle,to see two of the facades and I like the tight framing.Great colors and contrast.
mesutilgim (97138) 2008-09-01 10:29
Very nice capture of this wooden church. Seems to be quite aged but still quite nice. None of those "no style" modern churches. Still with a certain character.
Good light balance, nice colors and good notes.
TFS and best regards
Gerrit (52283) 2008-09-01 15:53
remarkable and charming church in a great setting. Well composed view.
yedirenk (11244) 2008-09-01 20:04
Amazing architecture with this composition and your detailed image presents this church impressively.sharpness,depht and texture are excellent.also great frame.very well done.TFS
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-09-01 21:23
Excellent colours of the church against lovely blue sky. Nice composition and lighting, well framed.
danyy (0) 2008-09-02 0:03
ici, les lumières et les contrastes sont fantastiques autant dans le ciel que la texture du bois.
L'exposition générale de la photo en sous exposition, joue bien ici.
Excellent cadrage et bon choix de format vertical.
Nicou (149698) 2008-09-02 1:00
Un église en bois, superbe, très original, aussi grande que cela, parfois on fait des chapelle en bois, avec le blanc délavé sur les planches, très bel effet.
Bravo et amitié
dareco (17134) 2008-09-02 3:33
WOW! Even with the weathered paint this is a beauty! Very beautiful sharp detail and colors. An awesome picture! TFS and have a great day!
tomszat (1141) 2008-09-02 3:34
Very nice shot of this beautiful church, excellent details of the building, very nice vivid colours, CPL filter worked very well here giving the sky lovely blue,
very nice work,
TFS & regards,
stevesaba (8167) 2008-09-02 15:51
Wow...what a find. I have never seen this one. By your notes I gather it was in a Native Village. Really remarkable architecture, and it appears to be still sound. Nice job....well seen, and beautifully captured. Cheers,
Colombiana (2955) 2008-09-02 15:55
Very nice photo of this
--still-beautiful old church.
Your angle is excellent so we can
appreciate the details of this
structure. The montaing in the
f/g and the beautiful sky
really helped with the composition.
Cormac (26565) 2008-09-02 18:25
Wow, this is a real find! I had no idea this old church was there, I don't think I've ever seen a picture of it before. I like the weathered wood and peeling paint too, which adds a lot of character. Excellent colour and sharpness too, which never hurts a photo! Well done!
PJE (20758) 2008-09-02 20:25
Good Evening Gerald. Nice to be back on this site. I see you are traveling abroad in many different places this year. This photo is the only one posted from Sasquatch Trail on this site. Good for you to post from a remote place like this. The place does look run down to say the least, and I am glad you had the chance to get to see the inside. Take Care Gerald and keep up the good work!
Cretense (68703) 2008-09-03 2:58
An architecture photo of extreme beauty! Amazingly beautiful little old church, which you have captured the best way possible! Perfect vertical framing and composition, flawless light managment, fantastic colours and clarity! congratulations!
angela926 (1884) 2008-09-03 5:36
Great shot of this lovely old church, excellent sharpness and depth of field, nice textures in the old wood and very good details, beautfiul natural colors, good clarity and light, well done.
Philippe (11836) 2008-09-03 6:59
Hi, Gerald. Well yes, it looks as if this church has undergone lots of storms, but it is still standing. I like your low POV which allows the spires to stand out against the sky. The contrasts are very good and the church has quite an interesting architecture. In Canada at least, they preserve that kind of buildings!
Have a nice day,
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-09-03 11:29
I like a lot the contrasts you caught in this one.
Architecture is interesting too.
Have a nice day,
gunbud (34066) 2008-09-03 18:22
This old wooden church is a real beauty even in her weathered state.
The three steeples reach wonderfully up to the vivid blue sky and swirling clouds.
The details, sharpness and clarity are first rate in this lovely rural image.
ChrisJ (117201) 2008-09-03 19:40
Good repetition of the trio of vertical spires, against the superb blue sky, with excellent sharpness & framing. Well done!
jhm (158854) 2008-09-04 4:26
A pity that the church not good be maintenances.
You chose a very well angle this care for a nice perspective.
Also the three towers are very well placed against a blue sky.
Very well done, TFS.
tabora (0) 2008-09-04 5:13
Elle est magnifique cette église,avec ces tours elle me fait penser a la sagrada familia de Barcelone mais en plus petit,il serait dommage de laisser un tel patrimoine dans cet état.
Le pov englobe bien tout l'immeuble et nous laisse voir beaucoup de détails,le polarisant booste les couleurs.
avene (12675) 2008-09-05 13:47
the textures of the walls are fantastic, I find they illustrate very well that the chuch has weathered many summers and winters. but it is still reaching upwards - the uplifting feeling created by the lines of the spires is very strong. the colours are crips and clear, this is a great shot.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-09-06 13:10
Maybe just a village wooden church but these 3 spires give it a very elaborate structure, a nice and luminous image.
Have a nice sunday JY
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-09-07 6:43
Top shot, Gerald.
Outstanding framing, great lighting, amazing textures. This old battered church is truly a beauty, thanks for sharing!
Have a nice sunday, see ya soon.
zmey (7335) 2008-09-09 8:16
that's quite a beauty, this one! the detail you have managed to capture on the church is quite a amazing. and it seems you have controlled the natural lense perspective distortion well. judging by the serious underexposure on the mountain slope, the light must have been difficult, nonetheless, you have managed the exposure extremely well where it matters (on the church). my compliments!
keribar (43841) 2008-09-14 10:14
For this nearly perfect picture I congratulate you. Splendid light and excellent frame, vertical straight, puffy white clouds lovely so why " Almost " ? I would have loved some more room around the church, that's all perhaps an even wider lens would have helped, at this distance.
Best - Izzet
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-09-17 17:08
Very beautiful old church!
Great colours, good light, perfect sharpness and lovely blue sky!
- Copyright: Gerald Neufeld (gneufeld) (15890)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR, Nikkor 18-200 VR, AF-S, Nikon Circular Polarizer II
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Churches Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-01 10:09
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