When I saw Vanda’s post on the old church I thought I would see what I could do with a church photo. I have taken a lot of pictures of churches. They range from little chapels to grand looking cathedrals. I also have new software to try out so I thought I would have a bit of fun and do a post using a church too. This is what I did.
The wet weather has certainly ruined my weekend off as far as going out was concerned so I am stuck here at home. Of course I had seen the forecast but was wishing I could put the dogs in the car and take off for the day. It would have been great to get out of the house but we would not have been able to walk about much due to the rain. It has really set in here so decided to get on with editing some photos and some of my other hobbies. I am also using a trial photo editing program that I recently downloaded from the Microsoft Store. I’ve played around with most of these photos a little bit. One or two have been left alone as I like them as they are. Others I changed more for the fun of it rather than because they were too dark or whatever. I always try to find photos that I have not used in the past but this is sometimes hard as I have not been taking pictures for very long. Here are the shots I picked for Columns and Vertical Lines today.
This old church was the former Sacred Heart Catholic church at Ranelagh. When I took my original pictures of it I was making a series of photos of local churches, especially the wooden ones because many of them were falling into disuse. The day I took this one the weather was really threatening and I liked the effect very much.
Eventually a brand new church was built next to this one to replace it and the old church at Franklin. This little building sat empty for a while but one day I went by on the bus and it was gone. I believe that someone bought it and had it transported to another location but that is all I know.
I’ve had fun trying different effects with the photo for various blogging challenges and today I did the last one in Adobe Photo Elements 2018 just for fun.
As it is too wet to take photos today I’ve chosen a variety of pictures from all over the place starting with one of the many new office blocks going up in Brisbane. These pictures were taken between 2007 and the present with a variety of different cameras from my old point and shoot Kodak Easyshare, Fujifilm point and shoot I think, Nikon L120 and Pentax K10 for the Brisbane one. I’m doing a free trial of Adobe Photo Elements 2018 so edited my pictures with it today to help me decide if I want to shell out the money for it or stick with Photo Elements 9, Picasa and the Windows photo editing program which are the three progams I use currently.
New Zealand in 2016. I knew Napier would not disappoint, it has some wonderful old buildings.
In Auckland we liked the interior of the old railway station building.
I took this one in the Myer Centre in Adelaide in 2011. The upper floors were empty and deserted which I found very disconcerting in a building I remembered as a busy shopping centre.
Still in Adelaide one of the older style buildings in Rundle Mall which I photographed in 2011. I won’t guarantee it is still there now.
On a trip to Canberra in 2007 we stopped off at Gundagai, NSW.
I love old ornate buildings from previous centuries. Today’s buildings mostly lack the grace and beauty of the past. There is nothing grand about dark glass and slabs of concrete thrown together to make a skyscraper. I love arches, domes, beautiful brickwork ,tiled flooring, stained glass and big impressive doorways. Before I end up getting into a rant about how ugly today’s architecture is here are my photos for this weeks Fun Foto Challenge.
I do like the shape of arches and domes. I have taken quite a few of them over time but rather than be predictable I’ll try to find some photos I haven’t shared before. I found several photos of buildings around Hobart.
The old Post Office in Bellerive, now a museum.
Well I have used this photo before but it is one of my favourite buildings. Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. I love the big dome and the big arched front entrance. I’ll be gutted if the latest “improvements” spoil it.
A few more domes, this time in Singapore.
Arches and a dome at the National Museum.