Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

Church of the Redeemer by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

October 2021 - Church of the Redeemer

About the Image(s)

I loved the red door and the stone work on the old church, made in 1862. This is in the town on Cairo, IL. I has almost become a ghost town, because of the great loss of residents. There are several old churches in town, but this is one of the few that are still active. There are some beautiful old houses that are being kept up, and then there are some that are falling apart and overgrown. This was taken with my Olympus E-M1 Mark III, and Olympus 14-150mm lens at 20mm, 1/500th second, and ISO 200. I did crop off the edges and clean it up some.

3 comments posted

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Good sharp image. Two things that come to my attention, why the square profile? Was there something distracting on either side? Image feels a bit boxed in and I am left wondering what is on either side of the church though I appreciate that the red door attracted your attention and is the focal point of the image. Second, do I see a very minor VT? The street lamps and the structure on the right of the church appear a bit tilted. Can be easily rectified. Overall a very lovely picture.   Posted: 10/06/2021 10:18:10
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Yes, there are distracting elements on both side. And when I look now, I see that the lamp posts are both leaning in some, the effect from 20mm (40mm in 35mm equivalent).   Posted: 10/06/2021 10:48:51

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
I enjoy triangles within an image as the capture my attention and force me to focus on different aspects of the picture. I count at least five and the all point towards heaven....quite appropriate given the main focus is a church. I did find the tilt a bit distracting but did not mind the square profile.   Posted: 10/11/2021 15:13:28


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