10-24-12 The Voice

Behind the altar and looking the opposite direction of yesterday’s photo, is the choir and above that are these beautiful trumpet-like pipes of the pipe organ of the Basilica of St. Mary. I couldn’t resist posting a third, and final, hdr image from my shoot last Saturday. I have never been in this church during…

10-23-12 Behind the Altar

I took several HDR photos while I was in the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. The photo I posted a couple days ago was my attempt at a photo that shows the whole dynamic range of the Basilica from shadows to highlights. Today’s attempt used the same software (Photomatix) but I’ve chosen the “Surreal”…

10-21-12 The Basilica of St. Mary

My original post was to be a black and white photo, but I just found a new HDR processing tool and I am thrilled with the results. As far as HDR goes, I would say that this photo is a very pure example of what can happen when you take three exposures for varying degrees…

Peace

The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis has many fascinating architectural details, including the confessionals in the vestibule I walked through. Each confessional door had “Pax” carved into the stone that surrounded the door. Pax means “peace” in Latin and I thought that it was the perfect way to welcome a parishioner to the sacrament…