Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Trinity Episcopal - Revisited

Just before Christmas I posted a photo of the entrance to Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Tulsa. I liked it even though it had the front end of a car sitting in front of it. I was not totally satisfied with that, and besides I have been doing a lot of thinking about color shots as opposed to black and white. I cropped this a little tighter to get rid of the bumper, and also looked at it in black and white. Tighter was good but the only thing the black and white did was to make the red doors black. The red doors were the main thing that made the photo interesting. So color it is. Not everything looks better in black and white. (click to enlarge)


James said... [Reply to comment]

That's a very nice shot and wonderfully composed.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love this shot and you're so right - the red doors make it.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful image and the contrast with the doors and the church is good, is it a post treatment?

Gena @ thinking aloud said... [Reply to comment]

Love, love, love this one!!!!!

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

I agree, not everything looks good in B&W. You need strong lines and strong colours in "splodges" throughout the image. A bit of perspective helps too.

Leaving the red in the doors is just right. It is a very handsome image.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

You are right, the red doors are what makes the shot.

The thing about the facade of Trinity that interests me is the dollar sign carved into the stone. You can see it to the left of the door. What's up with that?

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

There are 2 ancient symbols for Jesus Christ, one on each side of the door. The one on the left (that might be mistaken for a dollar sign) consists of the overlaid letters I H S. IHS is the Christogram for the Greek spelling of Jesus (ΙΗΣ- iota-eta-sigma; short for ΙΗΣΟΥΣ)

On the right side of the doors is another ancient symbol for Jesus Christ, consisting of the superimposed Greek letters chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ), often embroidered on altar cloths and clerical vestments. Also called a Christogram.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful shot and a well done cutout!