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First Presbyterian Church #3

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 24 January 2019 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Another return to the series that I call "What's old is new again." (Tag: woina). The original photo that was posted was overly processed in HDR (What was I thinking?). So here is a "re-do" that I hope is more tastefully done.

Founded July 24, 1859, the First Presbyterian Church will be celebrating its 160th Anniversary. Located at 700 N. Sheridan Road in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Photo taken September 6, 2009.

DSLR-A300 1/80 second F/7.1 ISO 100 35 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

wow...looks beautiful !!!!!What an impressive structure !

24 Jan 2019 5:48am

Martine Girard from brest, France

Superbes couleurs !

24 Jan 2019 5:49am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

It is a church that does not look like a church but rather a collection of houses. Interesting.

24 Jan 2019 5:51am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning image. Architecture is beaitiful.

24 Jan 2019 5:51am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful hdr- effect. Perfectly done for this image.

24 Jan 2019 6:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Une disposition particulière pour une église

24 Jan 2019 6:35am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium


24 Jan 2019 8:30am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Wow a natural impressive building
Nice architecture and colors.

24 Jan 2019 9:02am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Espléndida vista de la arquitectura, con buen color y luz. ***** Buena jornada.

24 Jan 2019 9:08am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un beau bâtiment !

24 Jan 2019 9:30am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

I prefer the first one !

24 Jan 2019 9:33am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This really is a great building. Excellent image Steven with superb color and detail. 5*

24 Jan 2019 10:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very beautiful

24 Jan 2019 11:06am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully framed. Superb colors.

24 Jan 2019 11:16am

Marité from France

On dirait un tableau... Les couleurs sont très belles !
Bonne journée.

24 Jan 2019 12:11pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely warm stone and slate combination with nice architectural detail. There is something about HDR that is reminiscent of picture postcards I think. Is that just me I wonder :)

24 Jan 2019 12:26pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Handsome and well preserved on a fine piece of property by the looks of it. I don't recall the older image and always think of your HDR use as subtle. This is no exception. Looks great.

24 Jan 2019 1:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent processing update to this beautiful image. It's a gorgeous building.

24 Jan 2019 2:39pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Yes, this one is much more appealing. Though when HDR was first being used, I did appreciate those sharp and gritty details. SOmetimes it still works well.

24 Jan 2019 2:56pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Je préfère cette version aux tons plus doux.
Une très belle église !

24 Jan 2019 3:16pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

24 Jan 2019 3:24pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful ! When you look at the first version and you know that it was a hdr processing ...well...it is ...but not bad also !

24 Jan 2019 3:24pm

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Superbe !!!!
Quel riche patrimoine , la photo est magnifique

24 Jan 2019 5:20pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ah oui, nettement plus belle que l'autre version. Magnifique changement.

24 Jan 2019 5:32pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful building. I like the HDR update. I usually prefer HDR that does not "scream HDR" but is more subtle like this one.

24 Jan 2019 5:54pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & textures!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

24 Jan 2019 7:52pm

Adela Fonts from Bar Grcelona, Spain

Great shot and POV!

24 Jan 2019 10:01pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

what a coincidence! This afternoon I attended a club meeting where the guest speaker was an HDR specialist. He complained that too many viewers criticized his work as unreal. Well...
But the bottom line is that is YOUR art, so if you are willing to accept the criticism, you have the final say. (But I agree with you that the new version is better).

25 Jan 2019 12:25am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Just fantastic, Steven.....With respect to the topic noted by Harry, I reject the notion that accuses HDR as being not-artistic....It is a long argument....Nevertheless, I am one who. indeed, used to feel that way - but now I have no issues with HDR because work by fantastic artisis like you, over the years, have definitely changed my mind. Forge Ahead, sir!!! Your work s artistic, beautiful, and definitely has a place in this artistic world!!!

25 Jan 2019 2:14am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous building. I love the new image! It is stunning! Beautiful color and detail! 5*

25 Jan 2019 2:23am

Sudipto from Hyderabad, India

Lovely details on this beautiful church, Steven... :)

25 Jan 2019 5:45am

Ginnie from Netherlands

It's a beautiful church, Steven, and is so inviting with so many beautiful doors!

25 Jan 2019 6:31am

yoshimiparis from France

Very nice religious building.
We can recognize the Church thanks to the large windows in the back

25 Jan 2019 6:43am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Wonderful to see

25 Jan 2019 8:57am

Anne from France

C'est très beau.

25 Jan 2019 12:07pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Très beau bâtiments qui dégage une très grande puissance, une solidité à l'épreuve du diable...

25 Jan 2019 1:22pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

I actually prefer this. The original picture is a bit "dreamy". ;)

25 Jan 2019 2:12pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great old building and beautiful architecture. Excellent composition. Lovely. :)

25 Jan 2019 4:01pm

Remus from Portugal

I think this version is better than the previous one. But even so, I'm not an HDR fan. I think the photos turn out to be too artificial.

25 Jan 2019 4:45pm

willy from Belgium

un bel édifice Steven

architecture est vraiment remarquable

une belle prise aux jolies couleurs


25 Jan 2019 4:51pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The new version of this church is there is successful. A great looking church.

25 Jan 2019 6:31pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel prsbythère et église quelel vue et cpatage fantastique iamge et rendu archtiectural.
Belle journée

26 Jan 2019 2:37am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Superb colours. Nice atmosphere.

26 Jan 2019 2:52pm

Urspo from phoenix, Algeria

Even before I read the title I thought this is a presbyterian church.

26 Jan 2019 11:03pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

beautiful architectural design

27 Jan 2019 1:54am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What an elegant building with the different shades of bricks in its facade.

28 Jan 2019 4:41am