Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Photo Shoot #59 - 1 Subject, 4 Perspectives

The assignment for Carly's Monday Photo Shoot this week is 1 subject, 4 perspectives. If you want to participate too, click HERE.

I knew right away what pics I wanted to post for this: four shots from my numerous attempts to photograph one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen: the incredible San Francisco de Asis church in Taos, NM. Many artists have attempted to capture the beauty of this amazing structure, including Georgia O'Keefe, who painted it many times. I am drawn to this place. I don't know how to explain it, but when I see it, my eyes are ravenous for it, and no matter how long I look, I can't get enough. I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to get good shots with my point and shoot when I was in Taos in September, going back again and again, at different times of day and in different light, trying to get some shots that would do it justice. This wasn't easy in part because this is an active church; a funeral and a wedding were held there on the first day that I took pics. I could spend days here, shooting, and when I get a digital SLR, I'll go back, with a tripod, and do exactly that. The shot I want eludes me. In the meantime, though, here are 4 different perspectives of this beautiful place:






Carly said...

Hi Judi :)

Welcome back to the Monday Photo Shoot! We have missed you! :) Beautiful church, and excellent photography capturing it's beauty! I just love the one with all the crosses lined together. Very nicely done indeed! Have a great week nice lady, and thanks so much for taking on the assignment.


Mrs. L said...

Love the backside. Nice shooting.

Melissa said...

Judi, that is beautiful! The church, or course, is beautiful, but your photo's are too. That's a trip I'd love to take someday.

Anthony said...

Terrific, all four shots, and wonderful together. Wow!

Jan said...

So beautiful! Thank you.

Sherrie said...

I will have to agree, this is a beautiful church!! Love the color and shape of it. That entry way looks so peaceful! Have a great day!


Wammy said...

What a striking difference in the churches out west. Love that!

fdtate said...

Excellent photos of a beautiful church. It almost looks like an elaborate sandcastle in a couple of the shots.