On my way back to the car after shooting the new Shivelbines Music sign, I noticed the Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. (no, not THAT Rush, his grandfather) Federal Building all lit up. I braced myself against the back wall of Bob’s Shoe Service and took several long exposures. The shutter was open half a second, which was long enough for a passing car’s lights to register as a blur.
If you click on the image to make it larger, you might see some tiny red spots (if I missed taking them out) that are “noise” from the low light level and the 1600 ISO.
Trinity Lutheran Church
MY Trinity Lutheran Church was torn down to erect this one, but I have to admit the steeple looks neat in the sunset.
This, too, was a fairly long exposure, .4 seconds. I underexposed the frame by one stop to keep from burning up the lighted clock and to make the sky more dramatic. I had a circular polarizing filter on the lens, but it had little, if any effect on the picture.
Brother Mark and I photographed the inside of the bell tower before the old church was torn down.
I like fooling around with night scenes, but I’m making a note to myself to do them before the weather starts turning cold.
7 Replies to “Rush H. Limbaugh Courthouse and Trinity Lutheran Church”
These pictures are absolutely my favorites by far Ken. A little late for Halloween, but they would have done it justice for sure.
looks like a KKK rally of one
Having covered (and been thrown out of) several KKK rallies, I have to admit the resemblance. I had not noticed it until several more observant folks pointed it out.
Ken, I don’t understand most of your camera explanations of how you do it, (glad you do) but these are really great shots!
I just toss those in for the photo geeks who might be curious. (And to fill up space when I don’t have anything else to put there.)
Glad you enjoyed the pix.
Here is one of my earliest blogs showing the Trinity Lutheran Church steeple coming down in 1979.
LOVE the church steeple! The dark blue of the sky is so intense and that clock face sure does stand out. Outstanding!