Saturday, May 11, 2013

First Baptist Church of Glendale

I had an amazing opportunity to site walk and take some test images of the historic First Baptist Church in Glendale California.  The original building was constructed in 1912 and then was expanded upon thereafter.  It is a truly amazing facility with a lot of character and grandeur.  I spent a lot of time looking at the building and then a lot more capturing some of the images you see here.  I hope to return and spend more time capturing the history of this great location.

The lighting was a bit tricky trying to balance the interior with the sunlight coming through the beautiful stained glass windows.  With this being basically a test shoot I was attempting to capture some nice images and then analyze the results later to fine tune the exposures and techniques used.  I was really pleased with the results that I achieved.

But the best part of the day was meeting with with an old friend from High School who I haven't seen in over 23 years and just recently reconnected with.  It was wonderful to be able to catch up.

Most of the images I shot this day were captured with the Nikon D300s with a Nikkor 12-24 F/4.0 lens.