From the beautiful St. Stanislaus nestled in near downtown Buffalo, NY, the photo above was processed in HDR to show the amazing details of this church. I was a bit afraid driving near this location to grab this shot. The local area is a bit questionable. I went in took my pics and got outta there fast! LOL The things we do for photos!!
Info from the web: St. Stanislaus is the oldest Polish parish in the diocese of Buffalo, and maybe the oldest in New York State (St. Stanislaus in NYC also founded the same year). The first pastor and founder was Rev. Jan Pitass, a Silesian who was the “irremovable pastor” for 39 years. Pitass, the pioneer priest, is also considered the founder of the Polish American community in Western New York. A national known figure, he built an enormous empire for the Poles on the east side of Buffalo. He established a parish school and brought the Felician sisters to Buffalo in 1882, he founded a parish cemetery in 1889, co founded a national fraternal organization, Unia Polska w Ameryce and was responsible for the first Polish Catholic Convention in America.
Talke Photography Settings:
- Camera: Nikon D300
- Lens: Nikon 12-24 F/4
- Setting: Aperture Mode
- Focal Length: 14.0mm
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
- Aperture: f/8
- Gear: Tripod
- Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Color Efex Pro, Viveza