Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rusty Olds

Created for HCCC Editing Challenge #2

David Jackson generously offered this SOOC image for us to play around with in the digital darkroom:

Among other things, I used Pixel Bender (Adobe Plugin for CS5) on this image to get the effect of a painting. 

Painted Churches of Schulenburg

I took a trip to see four of the twenty (or so) Painted Churches of Texas.  These are near Schulenburg.  More on the history a bit later in this post.

(click on any image to see a larger version)
Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church
Dubina, Texas

Interior of Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church
Known as the "Queen Of The Painted Churches"
High Hill, Texas

Nativity of Mary, Blessed Virgin Catholic Church
High Hill, Texas

See additional photos, processing techniques, and read about the history of The Painted Churches in this set on my Flickr page.