Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Calm..........


The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Vestavia Hills shortly before the 4Kers blew through the door for their program rehearsal.


........BEFORE THE STORM!

Last minute instructions

I'm joining the gang at Aileni's Monochrome Weekly again this week.
Have a look!

27 comments:

Blognote said...

These b&w's are simply beautiful, Virginia!!

No, I haven't received the parcel yet. My wife will inform me during my absence and then I will let you know!!

Bibi said...

Very nice b/ws. I see you are repenting a bit from you sinful, saxy photo yesterday! :<)

brattcat said...

What a beautiful pair of b&ws. Your work is wonderful, V.

cieldequimper said...

Oh lol, I hadn't expected this! Wonderful shots both! Have a great Sunday!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful church, with a very happy environment. Great photos!

foto CHIP said...

Like both your photos very much. Really a calm feeling in the first one :)

Lene said...

Beautiful :)

Bob Crowe said...

A gentle storm, though. Imagine if it was a bunch of lawyers. The top image is very peaceful. I often enjoy the while wall, clear window church look, compared to the Catholic overload I grew up with.

By the way, thank you so much for all the comments on the Tibet pictures on Flickr! I'm honored.

Virginia said...

Bob,
I feel the same way about this church. As much as I love my own church with it's rich dark wood and magnificent stained glass windows, the light and simplicity of this church is aways refreshing and peaceful to me. They have a terrific kindergarten by the way!!!! And your photos from Tibet/Nepal are so outstanding I only wish I could have commented on every one of them.

Diederick,
Surely this package won't get "lost" as well! Now I'm beginning to worry. Too soon perhaps? Have a successful trip!

Bibi,
Maybe I need to put myself in the "sin bin" that is usually reserved for Babooshka! LOL

Bratt, Ciel
Merci!!

Lene, photoChip, Sylvia,
Welcome to my blog. Thanks for your nice comments. Come again!
V

Paula said...

One of the things I appreciate about church is how hard everyone works with the children. I've seen scenes like this so many times and I never tire of it especially all the little girls with the bows in their hair.

Virginia said...

Paula,
The first one in line in the front is our Laura Kate!
V

John said...

Two very good, and very different, shots.

~Just me again~ said...

I love these two shots....good caption too.

Jacob said...

Fun and funny shots. Well, the first one especially is a class b&w...so very nice. The second one captures well all that pent up energy and nervousness inherent in young 'un's...

Petrea said...

These are delightful, V.

altadenahiker said...

One of those storms we look forward to, I think.

TheChieftess said...

There's something reminiscent of the first photo...don't know why...it's like I've seen this same shot in a movie...beautiful B&Ws!!! Love the kids!

Marie-Noyale said...

Two great pictures to join the monochrome gang!!
The first one is a beauty!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful images, I love the lighting in the first photo.

Char said...

love both shots...for different reasons. great job

Cloudia said...

Evocative!



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gogouci said...

Beautiful play with the lighting. Timeless and inspiring.

Tash said...

these are wonderful!

Thérèse said...

The kind of storm I really like...
Probably a little one of yours in the bunch??

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I'll have to tell Monastery Daily PHoto about this one. We kind of have a Sacred Sunday tradition where we post houses of worship. These photos are lovely from the calm to the ENERGY!

Marice said...

great shot! love the first one so peaceful :)

u may view mine if u have time

marley said...

Very good! Made me smile.