Several weeks ago my Deck photo was an exterior photograph of the Saint Barnabas Anglican Church. That church is now in the process of being demolished, but luckily, I got to take some photographs of the interior just before that. I happened to be on the outside of the church doing some more exterior shots with the wide-angle lens when I was approached by another local photographer, Amanda Richards, recent winner of the local chapter of the PAHO Safe Motherhood Photography Contest, she was awaiting the priest to open the church for the Deconsecration Ceremony. So fate stepped in, and I got to go inside the church to photograph parts of it before all the items were removed.
This photograph was pure luck! I was facing the altar taking a photograph, when I saw the area lighten around me, on turning around, a man was opening the doors at the back and just at that moment Ms Marjorie Kirkpatrick walked across the aisle. And there it was, one of my favourite photos of the set.
I called the photograph “Final Entrance Opening”, referring to the doors themselves and to the final service to be held there.
I will do a later blog-post on the rest of photos from that set. 🙂 I promise.
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This is one of my favourites of the set too. It has an ethereal quality that is simultaneously sad and uplifting. The physical manifestation may be going away, but the spirit remains. Good stuff.
thanks Nik, I was happy to come away with something other than just architectural tidbits 🙂
Beautiful photograph to have in your collection. The look, the depth and patterns with the pews echoing the ceiling is very nice. The processing gives it a warm feeling.
Thanks Martina, I am currently trying to get some more facts about the church to do a better blog post on it.
That’s a wonderful shot – what a difference the light makes! And it’s even more powerful knowing the connection to the final service to be held in this church.
Thanks JP 🙂 some photos are just serendipitous! I couldn’t have planned this one if I tried 🙂 I have always admired how you manage to capture “moments” that tell such extensive stories in one scene, this is my little one 🙂