Thursday, April 16, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Mercersburg Academy






I am fascinated by church steeples, courthouse bell towers, any of those lovely bits of architecture that reach into the sky. This one is a beauty! I have long admired it on trips thru the small town of Mercersburg PA, procrastinating about stopping to capture some images. On the trip home after the Good Friday shopping trip I noticed my timing looked just about perfect for a sunset background. Amazingly enough I made it just in time to get set up & shoot. Above you see a few of the results. My biggest problem was the steeple was crooked on a lot of the images.....I did ask Andy why such a beautiful structure would have been built so crooked! (he didn't believe me). Thankfully post processing contains the magic needed to make everything OK. I plan to stop again for more shots, maybe with a blue sky or some lovely fall colors, but will try hard to remember to keep that Canon straight.
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20 comments:

Mary Elizabeth said...

Great shots! The first i like the most.
Thanks for sharing
Mary Elizabeth
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Dewdrop said...

I am fascinated by them too!! Yours offers a marvelous silhouette with the dramatic and colorful sunset. Great timing!!!

J Bar said...

The silhouette against the sunset is amazing. I chose to feature a church today too.
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Louise said...

I would have placed this in Europe. Fantastic building AND sky!

Tammie Lee said...

I agree, this one is a beauty and the light enchanting.

Diane C. said...

These are beautiful and fascinating! I especially like the views where light shows through the structure.

Janie said...

Steeples are indeed inspiring, and you found some dramatic skies to go with them. Great photos.

Babooshka said...

Fascinating and breathe taking images yourself.

TCKK said...

Those are so beautiful! My fav is the first one. Happy SWF

Sara G said...

WOW, the photo's are just beautiful!
Take care and Happy SWF

fishing guy said...

What a series of sky finds at the tower. Thanks for sharing for SWF.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Steeples point to the way, even on Skywatch Friday! Great photos!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I like steeples also. I like the variety of clouds and colors in your shots.

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CTG Ponies said...

Amazing building!! Nice timing for the pics.

Mrs. Salty said...

Perfect Sky Watch photos!

itsnotjustapicture said...

a lovely series of shots...the colors are beautiful and the steeple plays nice against that.
have a lovely weekend.

Arija said...

Your eyes seem naturally to turn to the skies. Nice shots with the steeples.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Church steeples and many other public buildings make gorgeous silhouettes, don't they? Their beauty reflects the time and money that went into building them. Yes, do take more photos of this lovely place!

SandyCarlson said...

I find them enchanting, too. They seem to take me out of this time and place and transport me to an eternal, enduring past. Wonderful stuff. Thanks for this.

Snapshutter said...

Nice silhouette against the setting sun sky.