Silence in Stone, 16 July 2010

2010/07/16

Don’t ask where I got the title for this post…it came to me in a dream, or something like that. [1]

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Photo Information:

Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm f/3.5-5.6
ISO Equivalency: 100
Color Setting: Vivid

As for the subject of the photo, that I can tell you: this is part of the main (east) [2] facade of the church, St. Mary of the Lake in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. In the immediate background is part of the bell tower for the church. The church is about a block and a half from where I live, so I see it often. [3]

The photo itself was a straightforward black and white conversion from a color original, though truth be told, there wasn’t much color in the original anyways, given that the church’s main facade is constructed from grey stone.

Enjoy.

Notes:

[1]: Actually, this isn’t accurate, either, since I never remember my dreams.

[2]: For those of y’all who aren’t familiar with traditional Catholic church design, this is the “correct” orientation for the primary facade of the church. Well, “correct” may not be the exact term, though many of the major churches (cathedrals and basilicae [*]) tended to be oriented thusly.

[*]: Yes, I know…in English, it is technically correct to use “basilicas” as the plural form of this word; that being said, it is a Latin word, and “basilicae” is the proper plural form.

[3]: And hear it. That bell tower ain’t just for show, folks.

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One Response to “Silence in Stone, 16 July 2010”

  1. greysqrl Says:

    Nice angle and great bw conversion.


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