Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tripod, or, Church-In-A-(Digital)Box

I need one -- the former, though I'm quite enamored with cathedrals -- for these shots are the few that didn't seem to be filtered through Timothy Leary's fridge. Could chalk it up to living overcaffeinated or ineptitude, but since I've built up a tolerance to both, the buck is passed to the point-and-click.

Whenever the Towering Slab enters view, look up & be relieved.

What? Ixnay on the atin-lay?

They've come to snuff the rooster.

Fire Marshall Bill, lemme show ya something.

Much cooler in person, a hint of Chinese lantern.

One of the more conventional windows. We noticed a few that were constructed piecemeal; colors matched to the scene but via miscellaneous fragments of faces, crowns, implements, background, nearly a stained glass mosaic, a visual poem of the discarded becoming something new.

Flower of power.

Hard to see -- again, suckitude on the part of yours truly -- but the lanterns reflected a subdued rainbow gleam, quite alluring in the flesh.

That just looks cool.

No special effects, but for once, my inability to shoot was a plus.

Because I'm a colossal geek, this reminded me of Castlevania.


Shit finalé, but looked real neat in the viewer.

I always know I can count on grey.

One of those 'stained glass mosaics.'

Ladies love the lute.


Thundered whilst inside, sunny when it was time to head back. Behold the awesome influence of the Peonage.

From a distance, it appears to say rison & we all know how that turned out.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

No special effects,

Ahh, nice orb photo!

P.S. RE: the Crime Report - You didn't suddenly develop a hankerin' for accordion musik, did you?

susan said...

I think stained glass windows were kind of like television for the medieval masses.

Your pictures are at least cool enough for me to say I couldn't have done better myself. I wouldn't know an F-stop from a backstop.

Laura said...

You were in a church and it didn't come tumbling down upon you!
I'm impressed. :)

Very nice pictures Randal.


thatgirl said...

you got the rule of three on those candles there. I think someone's just being modest about their ability, just sayin'.

Demeur said...

What? I was expecting Black Sabbath to come up and smash the alter. And you call me a witch?

S.W. Anderson said...

Very nicely done, Randal. Ansel would give you an attaboy.

Randal Graves said...

if, polka variety is the spice of life!

susan, reality shows where the fastest harvesting serf gets a bushel of non-worm-infested apples?

And watch your language!

laura, people scoff at black magic, but it keeps me safe.

thatgirl, I'm not gonna argue, because it'll just descend into fisticuffs.

demeur, Ozzy turned me into a newt!

SWA, one of these days I'll shoot something halfway decent, but the real benefit is escaping the towering slab.

thatgirl said...

If we engage in fisticuffs instead of learning, we'll destroy la bibliotheque for sure.

Randal Graves said...

We've already begun the irreversible destruction with our inappropriate blaspheming, so might as well finish the job.

Better us than Space Casino's insatiable thirst for parking.

Mary Ellen/Nunly said...

Oh my...stained glass windows and cathedrals. I'm impressed, Randal. I'll light a candle for you the next time I go to church...and I'll take a picture of it. Maybe there will be an image of the Cleveland Indians in the flame. :-)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Or perhaps the Brownies, M.E./Nunly?

okjimm said...

I love a church ... I go to one most afternoons.... the water has been changed to beer and the communion chips have a bbq flavor.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Now that's what I call transubstantiation, okjimm!

Tom Harper said...

Aha! I spotted a typo:

"Ladies love the lute."

It's spelled L-O-O-T.

Randal Graves said...

nunly, yeah, giving up a three-run homer.

if, will they be special?

okjimm, do you remember those BBQ Fritos? Now they were an unhealthy delicious.

tom, you're so bitter!

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

Only you would manage to get a cock shot into a photo essay about some church!




Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

Is this your cat?



Mary Ellen said...

LOL! That cat looks stoned. Love it.

Randal Graves said...

tengrain, I'm running for congress & need the practice.

It really really does look like one of our Big 4. Fuckin' metal face.