Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday Town Shoot Out~ Places of Worship
Let me preface my post by saying that this week's theme, chosen by Rebecca at The Dusty Cellar
was a very good subject.
I didn't do her theme justice and my photos are pieces of crap.
I procrastinated and so I wasn't able to capture the type of architecture I wanted in my photos.
I tried playing with the effects to make my pictures pop more,
but I even messed that up and made one of the photos worse.
So, I present to you what I call very ugly places of worship.
Very modern buildings that have no character whatsoever.
Bear with me.
I am embarrassed to post this
but I don't want to miss a shoot so I have no choice
unless I want to be really late in posting.
I'm even more embarrassed to post this one.
I tried to undo my color changes but I couldn't.
I played with it some more and this is what my editing skills created.
I don't like it at all.
Much better, but still not up to my standards of where I want to be
and the architecture is just so blah!
there's no personality in the building
even though it has more than the previous two.
This is the prettiest building of the four churches I took photos of
but it is still so modern.
Again, I see no personality in the building.
A place of worship of another kind.............
Whenever I need to feel close to God
or feel connected to the universe
I gaze up into the sky
and I breathe in the beauty of the swirling clouds
that remind me of cotton balls and soft pillows.
I outline the shapes and colors with my mind's eye
filing the image away for future comfort.
I am mesmerized by the sun peeking through,
casting light onto the dark shadows
proving to me that every dark cloud has a silver lining.
When I gaze up into the sky
I see miracles that I was too busy to notice before
I feel God's presence all around me
And I am grateful that I can see beyond the clouds.
To see the beauty in other places of worship please visit
Friday Town Shoot Out main page for a list of participants.
You will see amazing architecture and amazing photography.
You won't be disappointed, I can promise you that.