I have always loved churches. I think they say so much about people, and their culture. Ranging from the simplest one room buildings, to the most extravagant stone work, churches tell the story of a people's pride, values and beliefs. For as long as I have been taking photos, I have been looking for this shot. A simple white chapel contrasted against a harsh sky. I have found other chapels similar, but as we turn into a modern world the chapels and churches we built long ago are 'updated' with wires (my personal nemisis).
We were driving up the east coast from the Cape towards the Tauranga and as we came past a beautiful Marae we saw this. I pulled over right away and took some shots.
The shot was hand held, but as you can tell from the brightness on the church itself and the foreground, the cloud wasn't actuall that large and there was plenty of light.
Post: I began withe a resize and as USM. tweeked the levels a bit and added a diamond shaped Gradiant Layer in PSCS.
Please let me know what you think
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- Copyright: Michael Corbett (mpcorbett) (342)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax *ist D, Pentax FA 28-80mm, Cokin 55mm Linear Polarizer
- Exposure: f/27, 1/90 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-10 19:17