The Church In The Hill

One of the churches that I was intrigued to photograph while in Columbus, Indiana was The North Christian Church. This structure was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. Built into the earth with a hexagonal roof and spire the only visible elements of the architecture from a distance, this is certainly one of the more unique structures in this town. I was especially lucky to catch the spring blooms on these trees as they have an entire field full of them next to the church. It is a beautiful grounds to walk as well.


The steeple of The North Christian Church in Columbus, IN seen through the spring blooms.


Photo Details:

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Settings: 6 bracketed exposures from -3 thru +2, 23mm Focal Length, f/8 and ISO 100

The exposures were tone-mapped using Photomatix, and then blended back together using layers in Photoshop. I had to choose one layer that was a good exposure for the blossoms on the trees since they were blowing in the wind and the Photomatix blend added a lot of ghosting. Color correction and contrast with Color EFX Pro (One of my new favorite tools), Sharpening with NIK Sharpener Pro. Final color tweaking and crop was within Lightroom.