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Monday, November 30, 2009

St. Henry (Lord Jesus, crucified, Have mercy on us!)

As mentioned previously everything in this church is modern. A stark contrast to its architecture. Pictured here is a modern rendition of Station XI, (Jesus Nailed to the Cross).

I find it interesting that the feet are bound and not nailed and that the nails pierce the wrist and not the hands. The little basket to the right contains the implements used in the Crucifixion. It doesn't show up very well here. I guess I should have taken a close-up of it

Sunday, November 29, 2009

St. Henry (Holy Family) St. Henry

Everything in this church is modern including this altar with the Holy Family I found off to the side.

Those familure with the church will note that the colors do not quite match. There was not much contrast between the wall and the carved figures in original so I took a little artistic license with the image.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

St. Joseph (Altar Stained Glass Windows) St. Joseph

There are two stained glass windows to the left and right of the altar of the St. Joseph church located in St. Joseph. The one on the left (pictured above) is Jesus breaking bread. I am not sure on the one on the right (pictured below).

These windows are fairly high up on the wall. I could not truly appreciate the texture and detail until I looked at the pictures I had took.

Friday, November 27, 2009

St. Henry (Resurected Christ Main Altar)

A while back I posted a picture of the main altar of the Saint Henry Church. I was not very happy with the picture and vowed to make a return trip someday. Well I got to make the trip this Holiday Weekend.

It was an added bonus to find the altar decked out with a Fall theme.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jesus on the Cross (vignette)

My Photography Teacher suggested I try this variation of the vignette of Jesus on the Cross.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Bits and Pieces)

This is another one of those that I took a little liberty with. This is also the last post from this photo session.

This is one of the few stained glass windows that I found.

I took a shot of these bells as I was composing my earlier shot of the wooden carved statue of Mary.

This banner and its message caught my eye on my way out.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Holy Oils)

How the churches keep and display the Holy Oils can be vastly different from church to church. The Sacred Heart of Jesus displays them openly and eloquently.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Sacred Heart of Jesus (The Resurrected Lamb)

This seal of the Resurrected Lamb can be found in the marble altar of the chapel. I took a little artistic license with the color.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cemetery Views)

The Celtic Cross atop the steeple is unique. I have not found another church in the area with one other than this church. I am always looking for different angles for my shots. I thought this one made for a good shot.

This is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I've taken several pictures of this one and thought I'd give it a twist in Photoshop.

Yet still more pictures to come. To see the pictures I have taken of this church in the past check out the Category drop down box located in the right hand margin.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Crucifix)

While on this visit I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with a few of the members. One, a fellow amateur photographer warned me of an orange cast the church interior cast on pictures. I tend to shoot in RAW which was good because she was right about the orange cast.

This next one is one my favorite pictures from the shoot. I tried to capture the view one would have staring up at Jesus from the foot of the Cross.

For me this is the most dramatic view, one I don't think may members have seen.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Joseph and Mary)

As you enter the sanctuary you see the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue on one side and wooden carved statues of Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus on the other.

I even like this one in Black and White.

Still more pictures to come.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Jesus Falls)

The Stations of the Cross that line the walls of the new addition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus sanctuary are hand painted on tin. They are from the original part of the church and were cleaned by a local parishioner for hanging in the new addition. I was very surprised on how well this one came out.

Look for more pictures in the upcoming days.