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!