Church on the Hill

This church building fascinates me. Made of some dark local stone and set high on a hill, it seemed like something right out of HPL’s “Haunter of the Dark.” So to further the effect, I took the shot from the base of said hill. Given the extreme angle here, I used a camera with an articulated screen, a feature that among other things allows easier composition when the camera is tilted at odd angles.

Remember to try angles other than eye level to capture your subject. In many cases, photographing something from below eye-level lends a sense of power to the picture. This can apply to both objects and people.

Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/4, 1/250

Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.


    1. I did use a tripod for this shot, but the “articulated screen” I’m talking about is a rear screen that can actually tilt and rotate. It’s very convenient when composing a shot like this, because the alternative is to stare through the viewfinder at an uncomfortable angle. In this case, I would have had to kneel in snow and mud if I’d decided to use my viewfinder. And I wasn’t in the mood to get dirty and wet that day. 😀

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