Saturday, June 12, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Changing Exposures

The sun seems to play an oversized role in the world of shadows.

Not that we mind! So, for Tracy's Shadow Shot Sunday, a day in the life altered by the moving sun.

We went to a baby dedication ceremony function for a niece at the Union Congregational Church in Rockville (CT). This church built in 1895 is the third building - the first two were wood structures, and burned down in fires. The stone seems to give a permanence to the house of worship.

The left picture, facing the sun, was taken about 10:00 AM, the moving sun allowed for deeper shadows about 2:30 PM. Such a difference, shadows changing the external character a bit. For more shadowy captures, join the fun at Hey Harriet!


32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous, interesting shadow shots as always, Ralph! What a difference the lighting makes! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

fredamans said...

Interesting views on the theme... Both shots are nice!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

grey stone church
aging in the sun
like old men

Tom Hilton said...

Cool old church, nice shots. The different light really does change the character of the pictures.

frayedattheedge said...

much grander than the Congregational Church I attended as a child! lovely comparison.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots, very lovely contrasts.

Pagan Sphinx said...

The two different perspectives of shadows each transform the entire scene and define it in their own ways.

Have a great weekend, Airhead. I don't know the origin of your name, exactly, but I more than occasionally earned the same nickname, only in Portuguese: Cabe├ža no Ar. It was my dad. :-D

Carin said...

Hi Ralph! Thanks for visiting my blog and have been wanting to let you know that I appreciate your nice, long comments every week!

Cool idea these 2 photo's this week. Must say I prefer the sunny shot! The shadowy shot makes the church look dark and scary!

Enjoy your Sunday!

bobbie said...

An excellent idea - shooting the same picture under different lighting conditions. What a difference it does make!

Manang Kim said...

Very right and it also move fast. I think that shadows stays a longer but it won't ^_^ Happy Sunday!

Running Squirrel

Paula Scott said...

Cool comparison shots! And a first for me-I've never heard of a baby dedication ceremony.
What grand architecture that church can boast.

Hot Fudge said...

On a cold morning here in Brisbane, the first shot with its sunny, warm facade suits me. What an interesting church - it almost has a castle like appearance. Have a wonderful weekend. We're having a holiday Monday in Australia - the Queen's Birthday weekend. Nice.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love both of the shots. The afternoon shot is my favourite, very soft and mellow looking.

I bet it is majestic on the inside.

Sweet Repose said...

What a grand effort this architect made in the stone structure of this place of worship...one of the more popular churches in our community has forgone the grand style of old and purchased for it's growing congregation, an old Aldi's mall, the parking lot is filled every Sunday, but the blinking neon rolling sign is just not for me...something is lost in the translation, as are the rock bands that LOUDLY wail inside, disturbing many of the older folk, like my dad...he says, the price of progress.

Have a wonderful weekend!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Love the sequence! Love seeing the before and after.

EG Wow said...

The church really does look quite different in the sun from how it looks in the shadow. Clever post, Ralph!

Carletta said...

The stone church is magnificent in sun and shadow! Can't help noticing that the adjoining building seems to be just as ornate and grand.

Hope you're having a good weekend Raph!

Beverley Baird said...

What a difference a bit of sun makes. The first shot of the church is luminous - the second a much darker, sinister shot!
Great post!

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing how the whole mood of the church structure changes with the sun's movement! The first one seems to shine but the second one looks almost forbidding! Incredible, mixed messages from one building! But I do love that chateau like tower forming a part of the side of the church! Interesting design!

Hey Harriet said...

I like the side by side comparison shots. It's amazing the difference the time of day makes. A time span of a few hours can create such a contrast! It looks like a magnificent old church.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend Ralph :)

BLOGitse said...

Sun, oh sun, I miss you! Your two pictures shows the difference so well...
SSS greetings from rainy and cold (+10 C) Helsinki, Finland!
One more week to go and then back to Casablanca!
Have a great day and good week ahead!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Quilt Works said...

Great idea to show shadows at different times- they sure make a difference!
I always enjoy my visits here. You are such an engaging writer! Best wishes for a nice weekend!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very interesting and informative captions to go with the shadows. Nice captures too!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Clever thought, to capture the sun at different times for us! Love how the shadows are so different on each one! This is a beautiful church...love the stone - it would be interesting to see what it looked like when it was wood!

sarayutouched said...

i believe i prefer the muted texture of the second photo, what a beautiful building.

Cassie said...

That is a beautiful old structure. You would think that they would have started with a stone building, noting the name of the town!! It is interesting how the sun can either make a place appear cheerful or dreary. As usual, great Shadow Shots!

JunieRose2005 said...

Ralph,

I love the contrast between these 2 shots!

It is a lovely church>


Junie

Dianne said...

I really love the dark shade
it is a beautiful church

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Beautiful old church...in or out of the shadows!

Sammy said...

Lovely Ralph!! What a beautiful church agree great out and in the shadows.

Have a great week

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Arija said...

What a difference a few hours make.