Buffalo, New York – St. Louis Church (HDR)

I was traveling in Toronto a few weeks ago and had to take a drive to Rochester, NY the next day.  I had a little extra time in the AM..so I left early and decided to take my first visit into downtown Buffalo.  I scouted some locations and my target was this amazing church!  It is the St. Louis Church.  A stunner in HDR!  I am glad I stopped by.  I love taking Church shots in HDR.  One day I will plan an HDR book just on churches!   That would be heavenly!!  =))

Info from the web:  First opened in 1829, St. Louis is the Mother Church of the Buffalo Diocese. St. Louis Church is home to the oldest Catholic congregation in the City of Buffalo. The Church was built in a cruciform plan with a nave 200 feet long with a grand central tower surmounted by a 72-foot open-work spire. The Church organ was originally installed in the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 12.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/8
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza
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    3 comments on “Buffalo, New York – St. Louis Church (HDR)

    1. exileimaging says:

      Beautiful work, Pete! I can only imagine what the book will look like.

    2. michael zobel says:

      Actually the Kimball organ at St. Louis Church was NOT from the Pan-Am. This bit of mis- information has been floating around for years. Do stop at this beautiful Church if you get the chance. It’s open at 7:00 A.M. until after the noonday Mass during the week and Saturdays at 3:00 P.M. (earlier if there is a wedding) and Sundays for Mass.

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