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St. Peter's View

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Comments (20)

Tom Lussier Photogra… on February 19, 2009

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

Graham Hobbs on February 20, 2009

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

Tom Lussier Photogra… on February 20, 2009

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.

Warm regards,


danimero on February 23, 2009
Tom Lussier Photogra… on February 23, 2009

Thank you very much Daniel for both your visit and nice comments. :)

Greetings from America, Tom

Madidi on February 23, 2009

Beauty Tom and superb HDR: a fascinating history too. The views from the church must be stunning.

Warm Regards,


Tom Lussier Photogra… on February 23, 2009

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.

Madidi on February 23, 2009

You are very welcome Tom, like Graham I enjoy these little sojourns of yours into the land of bricks and mortar...masterly.

Warm Regards,


Isabel Marques on February 28, 2009

Beautiful!! I like it!! Best wishes, Isabel Contest:January My Favorites

Tom Lussier Photogra… on March 2, 2009

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,

Tom on March 3, 2009

This is a very good example for a good HDR picture. I like the picture and your HDR work! Well done.

Greetings from Germany

Tom Lussier Photogra… on March 3, 2009

Many thanks for those kind words DiggaTwigga. Again I'm flattered by your appreciation. :)

Greetings from Virginia, Tom

Tom Ringold on March 14, 2009

Very surreal Tom. I agree with Digga, this is a nice use of HDR that is not over done.


Tom Lussier Photogra… on March 16, 2009

Thanks very much Tom. Probably my favourite from this days capturing for HDR images. I appreciate the confirmation and praise my friend. :)

Best regards, Tom

Hopy on March 23, 2009

Interesting architecture!Such a beauty needs that dramatic sky!

Tom Lussier Photogra… on March 24, 2009

Many thanks Hopy for those very nice comments. I too am a big fan of dramatic skies. :)

Best regards, Tom

christian.senger on April 22, 2009

Nice, Tom, we can make a series out of our church pictures. OK, a small one... ;-)


Tom Lussier Photogra… on April 22, 2009

A small one indeed Christian. Thanks very much. :)

Best regards, Tom

draws4430 on March 4, 2010

Great shot!

McSky on January 4, 2011

very cool shot, like

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 19, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tom Lussier Photogra…
    • Camera: NIKON D300
    • Taken on 2009/02/16 01:01:08
    • Exposure: 0.017s
    • Focal Length: 12.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200