light of all

light of all

..it seems i’ve been bitten by the tweakies again.. the sun on the light post was just too good to pass up so i tweaked away (or at least attempted to.. 😀 )

..this here’s the arlington street church..

Arlington Street Church is a Unitarian Universalist church located in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1729 as the “Church of the Presbyterian Strangers”, it became independent in 1787, taking on a Congregational model. In 1803, it called William Ellery Channing as its minister who defined “Unitarian Christianity” and launched the Unitarian movement, making the Arlington Street Church one of the first to define itself as Unitarian. On May 17, 2004, the church was the site of the first state-sanctioned same-sex marriage in the United States. (more)

..and, if you were wondering about that blue cast.. yeah.. it’s deliberate..

EXIF information
model Canon EOS 40D
exposureTime 1/40 s
fnumber f/11.0
focalLength 12
18. March 2009, 00:00 hide details Posted in: Architecture, HDR, Photos, street, Urban Tagged with: , ,

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  1. Great perspective. Nicely framed. I like how this church appears embraced by the buildings around it and the contrast between all of the buildings with that one modern structure. And the light…both the “blue cast” and lamp and sun, make this really interesting.

    MindyMarch 18th, 2009 at 00:30
  2. That’s quite a history. I always find it unsettling when cities build modern structures near old ones like this.

    sherriMarch 18th, 2009 at 00:34
  3. Excellent perspective! Loved the composition and colors! Vignette has added a charm to it.

    Abhijit DharmadhikariMarch 18th, 2009 at 01:35
  4. Excellent capture of this old Boston Landmark. 🙂

    Tom SheehanMarch 18th, 2009 at 04:08
  5. Can’t imagine where you’re standing to get this perspective and point-of-view. Love the almost grunge-feel to the processing.

    MarcieMarch 18th, 2009 at 07:02
  6. The electrical light in front of the spiritual Light 🙂

    JonasMarch 18th, 2009 at 08:09
  7. I like the light-obscured sun and the way you’ve opened the shadows up and made them nicely visible. It’s an elegant, old church with a marvelous steeple. I like your manipulations!

    donMarch 18th, 2009 at 09:43
  8. Excellent perspective:I was there and have visited the church in 2006!

    RolfMarch 18th, 2009 at 11:21
  9. Such a beautiful church.

    LaurieMarch 18th, 2009 at 11:44
  10. Nice blues. I like the way you hid the sun.

    NickMarch 18th, 2009 at 14:50
  11. original framing, good!

    veraMarch 18th, 2009 at 15:40
  12. Excellent capture, rian ! I love the light of the streetlamp and the moviment of down !

    cashondeoMarch 18th, 2009 at 15:49
  13. I always love these old buildings in between the modern buildings. And that light is indeed a cool touch! 🙂

    Arjan - PlasticDaisyMarch 18th, 2009 at 17:11
  14. The blue cast is *very good*. I love the way buildings like this can sit in American cities with so much space around them and be so proud on the landscape… The car going past the pedestrians gives a nice touch of motion blur as well. Good stuff, Rian 🙂

    IanMarch 18th, 2009 at 17:32
  15. Great blue cast and the light and the sun works nice too… great processing.

    IvarMarch 18th, 2009 at 20:38
  16. you often find an original way to present buildings – like here the lamp is an interesting addition and could be seen as a comment on the church and it’s connection to light.

    micheleMarch 18th, 2009 at 21:44
  17. is good. is good. i’ve gone from photoshop noob who just wanted to try all the filters at once and thought the result was sheer genius to film mathematician who believed that if you couldn’t do it with chemicals and a perfectly timed exposure it wasn’t worth doing. i think this is awesome. i like the effect, the drama, the particular composition with the light in the scene. its brilliant. very nice.

    joeMarch 18th, 2009 at 22:52
  18. the sun on the lightpost is super cool!!! you are lucky there is a church in the way too 🙂 great shot!!

    Elaine-March 18th, 2009 at 23:12
  19. Love the blue cast, beautiful shot.

    Ashish SidaparaMarch 19th, 2009 at 09:59
  20. Wow very cool angle Rian! That light post adds something to this photo. I dont think it would be as good with out it.

    AndyMarch 19th, 2009 at 16:31
  21. Fantastic shot…love the perspective and the processing!

    SusanMarch 22nd, 2009 at 09:23
  22. I like this blue haze, that ties together the different parts of this composition, which have not really any common point except the lighting. Fine one

    DenisMarch 25th, 2009 at 10:18

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