The balcony in Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit is used as the choir and organ loft. The natural light coming through the stained glass windows along the sides of the church softly highlight the lines of the balcony’s wooden railing against the shadows. I chose an angle and exposure to give me this sweeping shape across the image with stark contrasts of subtle lighting and lots of shadow.
December 2, 2017 Detroit, MI Nikon D90
At Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit, I looked up the north portal and liked how the cloudy gray sky was defused but bright enough to suggest the heavenly light. I applied the same technique I used in September with my photo “Conservatory with early morning sun (2)” wherein I added a light gradient tone from the top to emphasize the heavenly effect.
December 2, 2016 Detroit, MI Nikon D90
At Heritage Park in Taylor, MI, the Little Wedding Chapel stands bright on this warm sunny afternoon. I noticed two vapor trails crossing and moved to see if I could get the crossing of the trails to cross with the tip of the steeple. I didn’t have to walk far to catch this.
June 11, 2016 Heritage Park, Taylor, MI Nikon D90