Mount Airy is a small village in Amwell Township that lies just outside the town of Lambertville. The Presbyterian Church, pictured here, dominates the landscape and can cleary be seen from busy Route 202 about 3 miles or so from the village.
The village of Mount Airy was in existence in the mid 1700's and there are buildings still standing today that were used to store provisions for the Washington's Army during the American Revolution.
The history of the church is rather interesting because there are conflicting dates for its founding. One late 19th century historian notes 1754 as the date the first Presbyterian church was erected in Mount Airy, which he located in East Amwell, by the “Amwell Germans.” The first surviving document, dated March 16, 1786, renounced allegiance to the King and pledges allegiance to the government of the colonies.
The structure in the picture was built in 1874 and replaced an earlier one that had been built in the 1700's.
Tech notes: photo was taken as a panorama and stitched together from 3 photographs. I wanted to post it as a panorama but did not see an option for it.
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dsidwell (9771) 2005-10-09 9:47
Nice work, Linda! you've put the church way to the left, which sends the signat to me that the yard and other structures and elements here are just as important. I think it works!
nwoehnl (122) 2005-10-09 14:02
A very beautiful scene, Linda. I like how the "reading" of it from left to right starts with the white church and the flags, and then traverses the graveyard looking towards the additional old buildings. The light and shadows in this one are very delicate, and the stitching work is well executed.
The reasons you couldn't post it as a panorama is because it's 800*391, or in other words, a width/height ratio of 2.04. Only for a ratio greater than 2.5 (e.g. 800*319), you will see a "post large version" in your manage section ...
ktanska (24102) 2005-10-10 4:15
Colourful scene with strong contrasts. The church is so typical to american villages. Nice selection of different kinds of grave stones. Interesting wide angle.
jrj (34841) 2005-10-10 7:56
As presented the photo is 800x394 px. The ratio is then 800/394= 2,03. While it have to be => 2,5. That is the presentation here should have been max 800x315px (800/315= 2,53) to trigger the upload function for PANOS (to be found under your MANAGE section, after the upload. (Not too technically I hope)
Beside of that a very well made stitching job with a fine offcentered placement of the church. Good depth and perspective and a well working background with the grand trees and the beatiful summer sky. Very nice work Linda.
(Ahh.. Never read others critics before writing my own, but see now that already the panos have been explained)
alexlie (5359) 2005-10-10 14:43
It's a very nice architecture shot. Is good to known how do they look churches in USA. I like your composition with the main object on the left, the graves and the flag. Well done.
abulafia (4900) 2006-09-07 11:46
This is a wonderful shot!
I love the depth of it, and some very intense colurs, the panoramic stitching works great.
- Copyright: Linda Richters (richtersl) (3546)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom, JPEG 64 ISO, Tiffen Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-09 9:45