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Red Doors, Copper Steeple

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 November 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Christ Episcopal Church, built in 1888, is Richardsonian Romanesque architecture with Gothic features - pointed arches over the doorways, large front window and openings in the bell tower. The bell tower rises 120 feet and houses one eighteen-hundred pound bell cast in Troy, New York. The church was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Edbrook and Burnham. It was completed at a total cost of $33,741.67 through special gifts and memorials. Beautiful stained glass memorial windows adorn each side of the church. The large front window, known as the baptismal window, depicts Christ and the children. The pews are oak with cherry trim. The church's exterior is Carbondale brownstone.

Christ Episcopal Church also has a beautiful chapel attached to the main church, The Chapel of Our Lady, which has been described as a Gothic gem. The chapel was completed in 1914. The 28-foot by 63-foot chapel seats 60 and was designed by architect Harry Mace of Evanston. The golden oak altar was carved by John Lang, son of the famed wood carver of Oberammergau, Germany, Alois Lang. The stained glass triptych window behind the altar was imported from England. The chapel is considered to be one of the best examples of perpendicular Gothic design in the northern Chicago metropolitan area.

Photo captured August 24, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/25 second F/8.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating image with the selective colour and magnificent gothic features.

14 Nov 2013 6:33am

claudie from le havre, France

Very,very nice Steven !!!

14 Nov 2013 7:31am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

If you'd left the doors in mono we might have had a Duracell church :-)

14 Nov 2013 7:40am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellente sélection des couleurs, superbe job.

14 Nov 2013 8:23am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot of a magnificent church with a long histroy. I like a beautiful facade and want to actually see beautiful stained glass by all means. Have a nice day. :)

14 Nov 2013 8:48am

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Original selective desaturation. I like the copper tone of bell tower.
An interesting place to visit (when I return to Chicago, ha ha)

14 Nov 2013 9:14am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a beautiful old church - I love that copper steeple. Well done!

14 Nov 2013 12:00pm

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada

Wow. What a grand church. I love your processing with the great red doors and the copper steeple!

14 Nov 2013 3:22pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant presentation ... not only the selective colouring, but also the clever and effective angle !!!

14 Nov 2013 4:07pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb work !!

14 Nov 2013 4:14pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Drôle ta présentation, joliment traitée.
Splendide.)

14 Nov 2013 4:35pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooow!
very nice!
so beautiful frame, selective color, lights & texture!
A M A Z I N G !

14 Nov 2013 5:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful architecture - I love your used of selective color and this point of view.

14 Nov 2013 5:52pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A very interesting architectural mix ... the details are wonderful !!! Beautiful image, excellent use of selective color ...

14 Nov 2013 8:28pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The work with the selective coloring has produced an excellent visual effect. It has an almost human appearance.

14 Nov 2013 8:59pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive selective desaturation in this artwork ! Nice result.

14 Nov 2013 9:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An impressive image of this church. Cool selective color.

14 Nov 2013 10:02pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What a beautiful old church. I love the architecture. Wonderful use of selective color!

14 Nov 2013 10:23pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice use of selective color. Though the black and white might benefit from a bit more contrast.

15 Nov 2013 1:27am

Andrew from Roseville, United States

Love this! The selective color makes it a more evocative photo than all color or monochrome.

15 Nov 2013 4:09am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante désaturation

15 Nov 2013 8:48am