Saint Peter's Catholic Church, erected in 1833, still stands on a ridge in beautiful Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The townspoeple carved the steps leading up to the church directly out of the hillside, composed almost entirely of shale. Despite Harpers Ferry changing hands nearly 14 times during the Civil War, the church survived the bombardments that damaged many of the structures throughout the rest of the town and served as a hospital for the casualties of both sides.
Thanks for visiting and commenting, Tom
i really like this slight departure from classic Tom landscapes - not that I don't want more of them - but this brings a whole other America to life for me. Very nice treatment, as always. Graham
Many thanks for those thoughtful words Graham. Sometimes a stray from the "norm" is good for the soul. :) I've seen great HDR images of old churches(some from Britain) and really wanted to give it a go. It sounds like you feel, as I do, that the subject fits the process. I'm quite fond of this one. Hope you are well my friend.
Great HDR picture. Nice composition
Greetings from Spain, Daniel
Thank you very much Daniel for both your visit and nice comments. :)
Greetings from America, Tom
Beauty Tom and superb HDR: a fascinating history too. The views from the church must be stunning.
Very much appreciated words Séan. The views are exceptional of both the lower town and the rivers and mountains. :)
Best regards, Tom
P.S. This one is five exposures.
You are very welcome Tom, like Graham I enjoy these little sojourns of yours into the land of bricks and mortar...masterly.
Beautiful!! I like it!! Best wishes, Isabel
Very glad you like it Isabel. Thank you for your extensive visit to my gallery and for all of your kind remarks. :)
Best regards from America,
This is a very good example for a good HDR picture. I like the picture and your HDR work! Well done.
Greetings from Germany
Many thanks for those kind words DiggaTwigga. Again I'm flattered by your appreciation. :)
Greetings from Virginia, Tom
Very surreal Tom. I agree with Digga, this is a nice use of HDR that is not over done.
Thanks very much Tom. Probably my favourite from this days capturing for HDR images. I appreciate the confirmation and praise my friend. :)
Interesting architecture!Such a beauty needs that dramatic sky!
Many thanks Hopy for those very nice comments. I too am a big fan of dramatic skies. :)
Nice, Tom, we can make a series out of our church pictures. OK, a small one... ;-)
A small one indeed Christian. Thanks very much. :)
very cool shot, like
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Photo taken in Harpers Ferry, 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
Misplaced? Suggest new location