The Church of Bones

Black And White Photography, Photography

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.5; ISO 3200; 1/160sec

The Sedlec Ossuary (or ‘Church of Bones’) is a spectacular work of art located in Kutna Hora, in the Czech Republic.  The inside of the church is dramatically adorned by the bones of more than 40,000 human skeletons, which have been arranged in various structures.  Above is the church’s coat of arms, which was originally the crest of the Schwarzenberg family.

Country Church

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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For those in need of a quiet place to savor a bit of peace in a challenging world.  This small church is nestled in the trees away from the busyness of urban living.

Canon 5D S, ISO 100, Tamron 28-75mm 2.8@30mm, f / 7.1, 1/3200 sec, Silver Efex Pro 2

Kazan Cathedral

Black And White Photography, Photography

Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.0; ISO 800; 1/3200sec

In July, my family and I spent a few days in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is the Kazan Cathedral, a functional Russian Orthodox Church styled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. I tried to go for a unique angle and was lucky enough to catch a plane in the background; an interesting juxtaposition of historical architecture and modern technology!

I Am A Lucky Child

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
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St. Patrick’s Cathedral
New York City
December 15, 2015

“Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other ‘isms’ grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.”
Roger Ebert