Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sunday Stills

"First think back or look back at past challenges here and pick 2 subjects, then shoot them in Black and white or in color and convert them, pretty simple except no repeat pics from old challenges…"

I picked only one - the Easter challenge of Religion - "This has no particular faith involved...it can be churches or icons. Mostly it's for the architecture of churches. I’ve seen some beautiful old churches, stained glass,etc…. So let your mind wander and see what ya can come up with."






This is the little country church where I play the piano. Hopewell has a small, tight knit family of parishioners, two legged and four. We regularly have several dogs in attendance, once a horse, and little lambs are not only welcomed, but encouraged.



We have air conditioning, but prefer to just open the windows. (Click to biggify - neat reflection!)



The church is surrounded by beautiful trees and shrubs and birds and insects and I don't believe there's been a spring Sunday when I haven't noticed a truck and horse trailer pass by - no rest during breeding season in this, the heart of thoroughbred country.



We have no fancy stained glass windows and frequently we don't even turn on the lights, though Zachary always lights the candles.



And I enjoy sitting in the back with an old friend.



And I wonder if Dow ever gets distracted by the horses grazing across the Paris Pike. At a church of their own.

For more Sunday Stills.



~ Okay, okay! Here's a black and white of a black and white. Normally Iris is in charge of protecting the lambs. Here she's tucked herself in behind Keebler to "hide" from the thunder of yet another rain storm.

She's a good dog.

29 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

religion, i'm discovering from your photographs makes for wonderful photographs :)
i like the light & composition of these

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent photos! What a lovely church.

Carroll Baker said...

Fantastic shots and compositions! I love the shadows with the candles!

WhimsybyMari said...

The church is lovely. Reading the marker the names were all familiar sounding to me, and the are. I live close to Elizabethtown KY so Hi from a fellow Kentuckian. I also have an Etsy shop, I am on the KY street team would you like to join? WhimsybyMari.Etsy.com is my shop. we would love to have your talent.

Ed said...

Very nice selections, wheres the B&W of the Keebster????

dibear said...

Beautiful church. I wish I was sitting in one of the pews right now. :) I was sure you'd post a pic of Keebler. :)

Ed said...

YEAHHHHHHH! We have Keebler..:-)

The Wife said...

Love the pic with the piano and light shining in! You did a great job!!

threecollie said...

EVery one of these is great!

Lori Skoog said...

I love all of your photos and am very fond of the last one of the dog and lamb. The church photos are also fabulous...the contrast is great.

Thanks for visiting my Journal. So, you have a horse that you drive?

WildBlack said...

Cool Shots! The sixth shot is my favorite. :D But the last one has got the real twist. :D Nice shot.
I love all your lamb shots. They are soo CUTE!!

SighMan said...

Thanks for dropping by. I don't have anything like this near me to shoot, it makes for interesting shots to study. Good eye for that candle shadow pic :) lovin the sheep!

VioletSky said...

What a beautiful little church. I love that the door has an arched window over it. And the light streaming in looks great in B&W.
Thanks for including one more daily dose of Keebler!

One Red Horse said...

Your photos inside the church are absolutely amazing.

Patches said...

Very cute and photogenic church! And that last shot is just adorable!

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures! What a lovely sight to see on a beautiful KY Sunday. Nice to see a fellow KY resident on the interwebs. You can check me out at machogirlknitting.blogspot.com.

Andrea said...

Wonderful shots...the church is captured so well in b&w! And Iris is a lovely dog!!! :)

tonya fedders said...

Your photos are incredible! I looked on the link to see how to place a vote for your photos, but couldn't find where to vote? They are fantastic!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Thanks for all the nice comments :-). I'm really enjoying the challenge of learning new ways to use my camera...and my eyes.

flowerweaver said...

Love the shadow pic in the church, and the light falling across the piano...and of course Keebler!

Quinn said...

I was enjoying the photos of your church when your last one caught me off guard! Wasn't expecting to see a lamb and a dog cuddling up- too cute.
I particularly like the photo of your piano with the sun coming through the window. Wow!

Jeanette said...

I just found your blog...I love the pics of Keebler. He reminds me of a little bottle lamb we had, Abigail (a beautiful natural colored Romney), who regularly found the way into the house to lay in front of the fan to just chill and relax. I could not keep her out of the house!
I don't have sheep any longer, and seeing your pictures, I miss them terribly. Thanks for the memories, and Wonderful Pictures!!!

Alice said...

Impressive photos! Your eye is the lens of your soul.
Your felted artwork, paintings and cutwork, and love for your animals reflect the same goodness.

Far Side of Fifty said...

The photos inside the church are simply stunning! They are so well done! Loved the last one too..Black and white animals! :)

Kelly said...

Beautiful! We go to a small country church too. As beautiful as some of the big city churches are, there is just something about the simplicity of country churches.

DayPhoto said...

Your photography is stunning!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

I enjoyed your little lamb pictures sooo much! Fantastic photos!

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

Awesome photos. It's a pleasant surprise to see black and white photos. They're striking and dramatic and I wonder why people don't do them more often. I should try it too!

theegggather said...

Love your photos - they are soooo calming and good for the soul. The one of the dog and lamb is wonderful also, and everytime I look at your photos of the lambs I want one or two or three more and more.

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