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St. Anastasia Church Choir Loft

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 31 December 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Located at the opposite end from the altar at St. Anastasia Church is its choir loft, which also has additional seating for parishoners. What is interesting to note is that the west wall is composed of strictly blue stained glass, rather than a variety of colors seen on all other walls.

Seen here are pews which were sanded and re-finished with a lighter oak stain. The original color of the pews was the same as the main entrance doors seen in the center here. I love the wood grain seen in the pews, which was highlighted nicely through HDR treatment.

See the same photo, which was not treated in HDR here.

Photo taken December 25, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 4/5 seconds F/4.5 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I wish you'd stood exactly in the middle. Still, a bright and clear shot!

31 Dec 2009 6:34am

Florence from Paris, France

I prefer this one ! :-)
Let me wish you a very happy and lovely and peaceful NEw Year ! All my best wishes Steven !

31 Dec 2009 8:52am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

At first glance the symmetry struck me, only to discover the organ has a pointed roof and the altar doesn't.
The lighter shade of the benches makes this church timeless.

31 Dec 2009 9:32am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent! Wishing you a wonderful 2010!

31 Dec 2009 5:18pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow Steve this is a belter, although normally I'm not keen about what HDR does to red bricks, it seems to have worked nicely in here - best wishes for 2010.

31 Dec 2009 5:21pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Best wishes for 2010.

31 Dec 2009 6:47pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

♫•*¨*••*¨*• Happy New Year, Steven ! ♫•*¨*•

31 Dec 2009 7:07pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Inspiring through your eyes! Happy New Year Steven!

31 Dec 2009 7:29pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Stunning image!

31 Dec 2009 9:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a much better image. I must start using this technique. Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2009 11:39pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Marvellous shot of this remarkable church! The round arches remind me of many brick churches here.

1 Jan 2010 7:40pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States


2 Jan 2010 1:04pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing detail -- gorgeous!

4 Jan 2010 12:00pm

janice t.class of 1979 from mamaroneck,ny, United States

i grew up in waukegan,il, and this was my parish. life has taken me away from here, but i'll always keep st anastasia church in my heart. was looking for an interior image of this church, and found this. many happy memories-here. we used to give a christmas concert on the alter, singing hymns in english, german, french, italian and latin. thank you to whomever posted these photos, they mean a lot too me.

20 Nov 2012 11:03am