Monday, February 9, 2009

Two Things Challenge: Hot / Cold

Hot candles in the chapel

This week's 2 Things Challenge was Hot / Cold. My interpretation includes the hot candles outside one of the 62 chapels in the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The basilica has become a regular stop when friends are in town because of its beautiful mosaics. When my friends Mike and Mary Ellen were here last weekend, I took them to see this stunning church.

Cold and frosty morning as seen through my car window

For cold, I chose a picture I snapped one morning through the window of my car. We had a cold snap that left a layer of frost on everything. I love how the crystals and the blue sky turned out on this one. Just looking at it makes me shiver.

There you have it! Want to see how others interpreted this challenge? Visit 2 Things Challenge and find out.

10 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Such gorgeous photography! Your hot and cold interpretations work beautifully.

Virginia said...

The church photo is just inspiring.Thank you.
V

D.C. Confidential said...

RR: Thank you! I was shooting for the unusual.


VJ: Thanks! I'm always trying to find ways to capture churches in eye-catching fashion.

marley said...

Nice job! I love how you've captured the cold frost.

D.C. Confidential said...

Marley: Thanks. I think I stuck the lens on the window and snapped away. All I really remember is, it was darn cold that morning!

Godinla said...

These are truly beautiful. If I had your eyes...

D.C. Confidential said...

GIL: One day, I'm going to email you a photo and ask you to write about it in your unique, technicolor manner. Are you up for the challenge?

-K- said...

I love that church shot - the color and the composition. Very nice.

Maya said...

Those are both awesome! I love the candles in the foreground. I also love the depth of field on the crystals. Very nice!

BTW: word verification: astral

D.C. Confidential said...

Kevin: Thank you!


Maya: What is it with you and my blog?!