Sunday, April 11, 2010

EMPS: Foreground, Background

For Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #84: In The Forefront, I considered photographing traffic close up and mountains in the background, but decided that was a bit boring, and occasionally dangerous. So I took a stroll around the grounds of St. Michael's instead.

From Life at St. Michael and All Angels

A young tree casts shadows on a wall by the side entrance to the church offices. A wall of the church proper, including the stained glass cross, is seen in the background.

Vines frame the edge of the labyrinth.

Friday is when the janitor guy comes around.

Olive trees line the front walk...

...and the memorial garden where people's ashes are interred.

I hope you liked my little stroll around the exterior of St. Michael's, and found something of interest in the foreground and background of each shot!



Carly said...

Hi Karen

St. Michaels is a beautiful church. Seeing it, makes me what to return to my series on California Missions. Lovely.


Jama said...

Thanks for taking me on a tour of your church, I love the second shot best, with the vine framing the labyrinth in the background.

fdtate said...

Looks like a beautiful place. Like Jama, I like the second shot the best -- a great example of framing the shot.

Suzanne R said...

These are some very interesting photos of St. Michael's. I like them all, especially as they go so well with the theme.