Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge - Religion

This week's Sunday Stills Challenge was Religion. "This has no particular faith involved in this one, it can be churches or icons. Mostly its for the arcitecture of churches,I’ve seen some beautiful old churches, stained glass,etc…. So let your mind wander and see what ya can come up with." From SSC. You can go there and click thru the links in the comments to see others pictures as well.

I thought this was going to be the first SSC that I failed. I didn't have any pictures in archives that I could use and with my office all torn apart and boxes spread out all over the place I had no idea where my bible or cross necklace were. I couldn't think of any churches around that were worth photographing. I had all but given up on it.

Then yesterday I was having a fun day out with my girlfriends and mentioned that if we passed churches or anything I may make them pull over because of the challenge. They were happy to oblige and even suggested some churches we may be passing during our adventure. Yay!


I've seen signs for this place before, but hadn't ever driven allllll the way back to find it. It was down a long winding driveway that just looked a little creepy so I settled for taking a picture of the sign at the end of it. It's kinda cute and rather unusual. A little weathered, but it's got character!


This was another cute older church in that same town. They were having a work party out front, fixing something major, but they were mostly out of the way for my shot. It's a beautiful old church.



Then my friend took her jacket off and it was pointed out that she had a cross on, I should take a picture of that! So here I am turned around in the front seat of the car trying to get a good shot of her cleavage...er, cross in the backseat while we're sitting in line at an espresso stand. hehe




Then as our adventure took us closer to civilization we passed this HUGE church. It's a really impressive church. I took that picture as we were driving by and was pleased that it didn't turn out blurry!



I took all these pictures with my little point and shoot because I didn't feel like carting around my "big" camera on our adventures. I was really happy we found some churches so I could participate this week!

14 comments:

Ed said...

Way to go from 0-60 in record time! Nice shots, wait till ya see what I'm cookin' up for next week..:-)

MariesImages said...

Lovely images.... especially the church!

Jen Mo said...

Great shots! I like the sign the best!

WhimsybyMari said...

See what a day with friends will do! Great shots liked them all.

Andrea said...

Great images...the church is lovely!! :)

Rebekah said...

That old church is so sweet -- I love your photos!

Holly said...

love the colors in that last one!

Regular Guy said...

Very nice job with the sign. What a friend, no further comment needed says Armywife ;-).

Pete said...

Love the sign as well. Also steering clear of the necklace shot.

dibear said...

I really enjoyed the older country church. Good job. :)

CTG Ponies said...

Awesome!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! The cleavage shot! You did good!

That newer church's coppery colored cuppola(?) is beautiful.

I like the older church even better though.
And what a great idea to have a Christian Horse camp :)
Cute sign.

Well done this week!

~Lisa

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

ps...I'm loving your header photo. Stunning!

~Lisa

Far Side of Fifty said...

You succeeded! I really like the white country church..your friends sound like fun! :)