Back to the Blogging, Again / by Jack Viere

Well, after a semester's worth of blogging on a self-hosted domain to no avail, I am back to the grind of Wordpress. Pumping out pictures, commenting, responding -the usual. There's something to be said about getting into that rhythm. You either love it or hate it. I fall into the former category, obviously. Wordpress-1

Anyways, here's one shot of many shots from my Thanksgiving break in Maine. This church is actually a basilica, the only one in the far North (I think after New York?) It's on the National Register of Historic Places.

I shot this with a Canon 18-55mm kit lens because I wanted the 18mm to do its job. I did some basic adjustments to highlights and shadows, but I was quite surprised that I got away with shooting this mid-afternoon. I mean, Maine really is far up north. It was getting dark earlier than down here in Philadelphia by a good 20-30 minutes. So I think that allowed for me to get a quasi-softer, evening light at an earlier hour.

I keep struggling with getting the angles straight. I think this is because I chose not to use Lightroom's lens correction. Therefore, it was difficult choosing the correct plain that I wanted the image to be straightened in relationship now that the image is on here, I admit it's not straight...