In almost all cultures and communities, religious architecture tends to have a uniqueness unto its own. And to be honest, the older the better. Now, to each of us, an “old” building can mean something very different. In California, where I live, the oldest religious buildings tend to be one of our 21 Catholic missions, which were all built between 1769 and 1833.
For you Europeans, that’s not really too old. I know. So bare with me.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsFirst off, I’d like to challenge you to find a building that’s special and unique to your community. Feel free to exclude your own place of worship, if in fact you worship. I’m more interested in you capturing the bulk of a unique building. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
In the past, a “building” challenge allowed for something emphasizing a part of the overall architecture. I’d like you to step back and maybe even use a wide-angle lens to capture the majority, if not all, of the subject building.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsYou could tap into the symmetrical challenge experience, if the building happens to be symmetrical. Or you can go a little abstract. The technique is really up to you, just take your time to get a great shot. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
One of the most important things I’ve learned is to try to accomplish your vision, then take something different. Give yourself several images to choose from, before submitting your final photograph.
The rules are pretty simple:
- Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+, Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2015.
- The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2015 Photo Challenge is fun and easy.
For the active outdoor enthusiast that wants to keep their camera/binoculars at the ready and always secure. Go out and discover!