Capture the grandeur

I mentioned in an earlier post that one of my favorite subjects are churches, cathedrals and basilicas. The older and bigger, the better. However, the structure itself as a whole is not the only subject. One can spend a whole day photographing the inside and outside of a church and everything in it – architectural details, columns, pillars, stained glass windows, ornate doors, altars, arches, rows of candles, decors, statues, cavernous ceilings, paintings, artworks, pews, belfries, bells, lamps and a whole lot of interesting subjects. And the church-goers, of course. I found a great article titled A Comprehensive Guide to Photographing Churches, Cathedrals and Castles. When you hear mass or go to church service this weekend, bring along your camera. After reading the article, you just might see these solemn structures on a whole different light. (Photo location: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lipa City, Batangas province)

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4 responses

  1. LY

    That is so true. It’s the little details around the cathedrals that intrigue.

    October 19, 2012 at 2:27 am

  2. Junsjazz

    Thanks! Now we’ve got our hands full when going to church…but prayers first before photography

    October 19, 2012 at 4:36 am

  3. You said among others: “bigger, the better”.

    Okay here is my post presenting:

    World’s biggest wooden church.

    This church is not so old, but it is wooden:

    Old red wooden church.

    I wonder it, that You like only big. Why not small?

    Here is nice example:

    Sculptor’s private wooden church.

    Happy blogging!

    October 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  4. Junsjazz

    Thank you for your comments Sartenada! I like churches big and small and you gave good picture samples in your link. But my preference would be the massive structures that’s why I used the word “grandeur” in the blog title. Keep on clicking! 🙂

    October 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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