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Landscape of the Lord by kkart Landscape of the Lord by kkart
Landscape of the Lord

St. Malo outside of Estes Park, Colorado. One of thee most photographed Churches in all of North America, I was VERY excited and VERY anxious to get this shot when I headed up to Rocky Mountain National Park. I was hoping that the weather would clear because behind this, covered in the clouds, is Mt. Meeker and it is just a stunning view with the mountains! *yenom has a shot here of it [link] and so does ~daskibum [link] that shows the mountains behind the Church. I have to admit though, I am really happy how this came out. And if anything, it is quite unique compared to how it is usually shot. I suppose that is a good thing when it comes to photographing something that is such an icon. Generally, people walk down by the pond and shoot from there, I stayed up top on the side of the road, thus giving a different perspective than most. Also, the weather. It was dramatic as all heck! You could smell the rain as it came in, dark, but with so much drama in the sky. I was pretty lucky to get a shot like this. Ya, I am happy with it! For history on St. Malo, please see this link here

Thoughts welcomed, print to come!

Shot Info
Minolta 5D
Minolta 18-200 DT Lens
1/100| f8| 18mm| iso 100
HDR through Photomatix
LucisArts
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PleisarPup Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Looks like my very own personal castle in the middle of Colorado. The darkening sky really adds mood to this too, well done!
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CLAudioXAVIersiLVA Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Another great shot!!! :hug:
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anjaleck Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, John,

I know you probably don't care about this right now, but I still wanted to do the right thing and notify you. This photo along with this one:
[link] Storms in the Garden, are being featuring in my journal this week.
Hugs,
Anj
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PirateNeilsouth Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
What a beautiful shot, nothing more needs to be said!

Added to our special High Quality folder in HDR-Churches
[link]
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mttomimages Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is a spectacular shot of this beautiful church! Thanks for the link. God is such a Master Artist. We are all made in the image of the Creator. We just don't all know it. How wonderful when someone endowed with His creative nature uses His gift to create this beautiful house of the Lord, and when someone like you gets a stunning photo like this! Thanks for sharing!

"Every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights." James 1:17
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Dravena Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifiul shot it's so peaceful and idyllic but at the same time, dark and drama
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RhiannonGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Pure beauty. :)
I wanna live there. ^^
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pregnantchaos Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
great shot. You might want to up adjust your black levels a tad...
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zoooowhaaa Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
this is really awesome
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salem10 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
stunning
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