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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monochrome Weekly: Duke Memorial United Methodist church




I often photograph this church when I'm stuck at a stop light in downtown Durham, NC. Unfortunately the wires get in the way of wide shots, so I tried a close up of the bells which is the one part not crossed by wires. Below is the whole church so you can see why the wires are an issue.



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31 comments:

Aileni said...

'The Bells, the Bells...!' said the short bystander with the crooked back.
Sorry C, carried away with the aftermath of the most fabulous MGP race.

Digital Polaroids said...

I have a collection on wonderful places just full crossed with wires... Sometimes I like them for my photofraphy hobby, but mostly not as a citizen.



http://digitalpolaroids.blogspot.com/2009/06/lock-and-chain.html

Vita Stunder said...

Great monos Carver!
We all have or special 'somethings' that get us going when it comes to photographic topics :)

Have a great day!
Anna

Dina ... UK said...

I notice more now, just how many cables there are, and they are always in the way...:-(

Lovely Bells, pretty mono Church, horrible cables..lol

RuneE said...

Very nice close-up of those bells.

napaboaniya said...

I like the lines on across the sky :)

Gd Nite!! :P

p/s: Sorry Linky went on strike at T.F on your first attempt

jabblog said...

The more we communicate the more we get crossed wires - love the bells!

michael bird said...

I agree - the wires are an issue (lets put them all underground or go wireless - that's even better). Grand structure. Good subject for b&w.

Regina said...

Same here. But good that you have a wide angle camera.
Great shots.

Hege said...

Luckily most of new cables is under the streets etc. :)

Nice shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

All these urban wires are entirely non-photogenic, aren't they? But the church and its bells are beautiful indeed!
God bless you!
Léia & Cezar

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a fantastic church !! The bells are really big and old !! I Really loved the pics..Great one..

Anne said...

A stunning piece of arcitecture.
Love to take picture og them as well :-))

Nice week to you from Anne

vincibene said...

Beautiful pictures!

Dagrun said...

I agree with you that wires can be really annoying when photographing. Nice b&wh shot.

ellievellie said...

The wires! I kinda like it with the wires - so American! You can walk between skyscrapers and woden pole and wires around. They put metal poles here at the NC State Fairgrounds - those are giant rusty things - made me miss the old tree ones :)

BJ Roan said...

Sometimes those wires just get in the way. But, they are a fact of life. I do like the bells, though.

Horsoon said...

Good you did a close-up shot; those cables do spoil the otherwise picturesque church.

Greyscale Territory said...

Very lovely building! Perhaps the wires could be an artistic link between worlds! Yeah! Maybe!

Yet still the beauty is there!

Robin said...

It's a lovely church, but I do agree with you about the wires. Shame the modern age has to intrude.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I liked the church monochrome very much...beautiful capture!

magiceye said...

imposing!


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Clueless in Boston said...

The wires do ruin the view of a very pretty looking church.

mommanator said...

SOmetimes wires get in my way too, mkaes one mad!

Ulrica said...

But I think the wires make the picture interesting. So for my sake they can stay:)

Julie said...

Trying to find a clear shot without cables is difficult, it is a bother to erase them all. Love the church and bells though.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Beautiful! This church looks very similar to a church here in East Texas.

Daryl said...

Most wonderful monochromes ..

Ayie said...

i love b&w photos of churches....gives an old dramatic look.

storyteller said...

Marvelous monochrome photos. Alas, I've had to learn to live with electrical wires in MY photos too.
Hugs and blessings,

maryt/theteach said...

It's a beautiful church, Carver, cables and all! :)

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