The above image was shot through the far window of a country church looking through to the other side window at the sunset. I thought it made an interesting composition.
This is from our drive up to Balltown on Sunday. We kept following the sun untill we came to this little country church just North of Balltown. I made an image last Fall I called “Chasing The Sun” and that is what we were doing this day.
Jeanne remarked on the way up how “harsh” the sun was because it was a very bright yellow and just at a height that you had to look straight into it. I told her that for a short time it would be a very soft orange color and that I needed to find something to shoot in silhouette. We found this church just as the sun was changing. The little church had clear windows, which gave me the idea for the above shot.
So after taking a number of shots like the one above I came around on the West side of the church and saw the sun reflecting in the near window. I like how the church was bathed in the orange sunset and so I made the image above.
It was windy and as the sun was going down it was cooling down very rapidly. I just had on a little pull over so I shot quickly. Of course when the sun gets this color and this soft you only have a short time to shoot and then you lose the light. You have a little longer in the Summer time but it is still relatively a narrow window of opportunity.
This image is a little out of context in that as I started around to the West side of the church I tried to catch a little bit of the sun on the on the edge of the structure. The sky was just brilliant and a multitude of subtle colors as well.I liked how it turned out.
So these three images made the trip worth while in my mind. Of course just spending time with my Queen makes any time an adventure and enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by. Have a safe day.