Thursday, December 20, 2012

A frosty morning at the Cathedral on the Prairie

It's hard to go wrong when you've got a beautiful South Dakota winter prairie morning with a coat of frost over everything. When you are also in the neighborhood of the Cathedral on the Prairie in Hoven things have really gone right.







Here's an accidental technique I stumbled across inside the cathedral. About two-thirds of the way through a 15-second exposure I decided to pick up my tripod and move without realizing the shutter was still open. The results are pretty interesting, so I may have to try this kind of thing again somewhere.

5 comments:

Lori Schuch said...

Beautiful Photography!!! Of course I am a little biased as this is my hometown church. Thanks for sharing your gifts!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photographs. I attend this church, and it's always fun to see what interesting photos people come up with. I especially like the last photo - gave me goosebumps. When I attend Mass here this weekend, I will definately think of this photo. Merry Christmas!!!

LaDeen Krueger said...

I saw you taking the picture of the church from the side by the statue and through the trees from my Elementary classroom window. I thought to myself, "Wow! What an amazing picture that will be!" Thanks for sharing!

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks everyone. LaDeen - I wondered how many kids I was distracting from their studies! It was a beautiful morning.

Anonymous said...

I truly miss attending St. Anthony's - Thank you for your amazing photos! Makes me feel like I am Home, again~