Sunday, May 31, 2009

Portrait: Portrait of holiness


I am generally not great at taking picture of people, and I don't particularly enjoy it, because I'm not great at it. You would think that I would take advantage of this opportunity, but with a tension migraine all day yesterday, I didn't really feel like pushing my own limits. My in-laws were visiting all weekend, and after church today, we drove out to Kirtland to tour the temple. For those of you who are not LDS (Mormon), Kirtland is a town in northeast Ohio that has an important place in our church's history. Having visited out here before (the same time last year), I didn't want to take all the same pictures again, but I did take a few. Here is my portrait of holiness.

About the photo: mid-afternoon natural light, slight adjustment to lighting and exposure, warmified slightly, added three layers of film grain for the vintage look. My husband liked the un-vintageified one better.

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8 comments:

Katy said...

Oh i'm so sorry about your migraine, those are the worst. I hope you feel better soon. this picture is very beautiful, I love the angle and that you didn't do the typical temple shot.. it's the Peeking through the trees shot, i love it!

Candace said...

What a beautiful shot, Janelle, I love it!!!

Mindy said...

Oooh, Janelle! This is beautiful! I love it!

Brittney said...

What a beautiful picture! What an awesome take on the challenge. Love the vintage look.

Rachel H. said...

I saw this and got so excited wondering who on this blog had gone out to visit Ohio! And then I remembered that you live there too! :) LOL

Very cool take on the challenge. I love the pops of color. BEAUTIFUL!

princess jen said...

Great job on this photo! I like the vintage look and feel of it.

susan said...

The vintage look is outstanding, lighting and exposure perfect it is a calming scene

Blake said...

I like the look of it also. It looks like a shot from a magazine or a still frame from a movie like from Legacy or something. Very nice!