Saturday, May 2, 2009

Shadow Series II- The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrement

SHADOW  SERIES II

Several weeks ago fellow bloggers Maya and Janet visited me here in Birmingham.  I decided to take them on a little road trip north to Cullman, Alabama.  We stopped at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrement on our way out of town.  I must give Janet a nod for this shot.  She "saw" it first and I of course copied her.  The bottom photo is the detailed railing in front.  You may have noticed a bit of it here.


THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY, WE LEAVE FOR PARIS!!!

19 comments:

Maya said...

Both superb shots! I really enjoyed our little day trip. Being with you meant we were not just two balls lost in high weeds!

Bibi said...

Lovely, Virginia, just lovely. I love symmetrical (almost!) architectural shots.
BTW I have a table and chairs for you on Monday (I think Monday--if not, shortly thereafter.) I think you've started something!

amatamari said...

Images of a rare beauty ...
the first has a particular fascination, almost a sense of loss in the repetition of forms that enchant ...
Wonderful!

:-)

Rambling Round said...

Perfect shadows...don't they make a great photo op?

Juergen Kuehn said...

Most equilibrated architecture above. Absolut nothing is deranging - optimally captured!

JM said...

Both shots are wonderful! I love repetitions! Well done, V.!

altadenahiker said...

3 weeks! (I really like these muted colors.)

PJ said...

It seems that these elegant and repeating arches seem to be found only in places where the mind and/or soul is hightly treasured. The sepia tint is just right on these, V.

wv whoompha

marley said...

Very nice! The first photo is wonderful.

Kitty said...

very peaceful images.

seems like you just returned from Paris, Virginia!

Virginia said...

PJ,
No sepia here, just a little titch of saturation and some cropping. I'll admit that it does look like it. Actually beter, since my sepia efforts of late look green or something icky..

Maya
Lost ball in high weeds. Lord I taught you two something anyway! I'm hungry for some mashed potatoes!

Petrea said...

That top one reminds me of a print I keep meaning to send you.

FireLight said...

Just here catching up! I know you remember how hectic these last weeks can be at school....I have missed BADP...wow and wow and wow on these shadows! Happpy May to you!

Marie-Noyale said...

Such a great perspective!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Superb clean lines! Nicely done.

When you are in Paris, take some photos of the Metro so you won't have to show the one you shared with me earlier today. LOL!

Tash said...

So dreamy in cream.

Babooshka said...

Looks like you are already in Paris. Just love this creamy sandstone colour that surrounds your Birmingham.

magicpolaroid said...

beautiful shots!

jb said...

Ouch!
This is bloody good...