15 January 2009

Skywatch View from a Churchyard Window

Some of my favorite haunts are old churches and cemetaries. This week I have chosen a shot of the sky reflected against the window of the Presbyterian Church in Fincastle, Virginia.

The church was formerly worshipped in by the members of the Church of England, this church became Presbyterian shortly after the close of the American Revolution. It was built prior to 1770 on land given to the town of Fincastle by Israel Christian. Originally the structure faced East, it was remodeled about 1840 and again in 1943.

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54 comments:

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

A fun reflected view, yet still with a glimpse of what is through the window.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! I love Fincastle and it's old buildings. Keep warm!

Mary said...

Love this shot! I'll bet it is a beautiful old building. Happy SWF. :)

Gaelyn said...

Erin, that is a fantastic capture. Looking in, thru and the reflection. Amazing!

fishing guy said...

That is a beautiful sky capture in the window.

Guy D said...

Great reflection for skywatch friday, I love it.

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shutterhappenings said...

Very nice. Great shot on the window reflections.

My SWF entries are here and here. Hope you can pass by as well. Thanks!

magiceye said...

love this! brilliant capture!

Louise said...

I. LOVE.THIS. PHOTO! The reflection is fabulous on its own, but that you can see inside the church at the bottom really gives is added dimension. A piece of art that should be printed and framed.

mountain.mama said...

What a great picture!

Growing up in Alexandria, we attended a church built in the 1700's as well, Christ Church. I think every president attended at least once from George Washington on. Love the history too.

Paul said...

Hi
I have just discovered Skywatch and through it your blog. Really nice inventive approach to your photo.


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RuneE said...

I'm very week for that kind of pictures, so I'll applaud loudly!

Reader Wil said...

I love these reflection photos. Doesn't matter if skies are reflected in water, windows or mirrors!

SandyCarlson said...

This is a wonderful reflection. Thanks for sharing the history of the church, too. That building has an interesting story.

Ida said...

VERY NICE! :)))

Babooshka said...

That is brilliant. Should have more comments for this,

Kerri said...

Amazing capture! I LOVE reflections!

Mojo said...

I love the way the different elements of this shot combine. It's almost like having two photos in one!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Neat shot! I need to take a drive over Fincastle way... But, it may be too cold today.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Liz said...

I'm really in awe of this pic. You are so talented!

Walker said...

Wonderful picture of the sky within the window. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

auringonkukka finland =) said...

beautiful photo!
have a great weekend too!

Indrani said...

Lovely take on sky watch. You are very observant. :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wow, that is quite a sky capture. Beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my blog for SWF!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love this shot. To me it says so much. It's not only that the reflection of the sky is in the window but that you can also see some of the inside of the church through the window. It's almost spiritually symbolic.

Jan said...

Great photo and thanks for including the history.

Sandra said...

So original! Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia!

bookbabie said...

Very cool shot, love it:)

Titania said...

This old window looks so beautiful with the reflection of the outside. Reading about this church I think what has this window seen and how many have looked in or out through this historical window. a great interesting and beautiful post.

Shannon said...

What a great reflective shot!

Ishtar said...

Wow, that picture is so artistic! LOVE IT!

Lew said...

Great sky reflection! This photo brings back memories for me. My grandfather was a Presbyterian minister in that area in the 20's. One of his churches was Collierstown and I remember Dad talking about Clifton Forge. Thanks for the memories.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a haunting photo. Beautiful!

~Lisa

Tarolino said...

Refelections are always great and especially when they are featured through the windows of such a historical building. Lovely picture and great idea.

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...
Beautiful refection of the sky through the window...
Fantastic capture.
HSWF:)

Sue said...

Wow! This has to be one of my favorite Skywatch pics I've seen in my 3 months of blogging! I love seeing inside the church as well as the reflection of the sky and trees on the window. Awesome!

bintang said...

This shot remind me of a sleepy hollow movie..it's creepy

Gattina said...

Beautiful shot and very creative !

D said...

oh wow, this is just beautiful! I love old churches and cemeteries too! The silouhetted winter tree makes it look almost like a painting! Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is WONDERFUL! Very creative!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh Gosh i love this photo. Nicely captured

John said...

Amazing reflection shot!

Arija said...

Great skywatch photo. Love the telling churchyard reflrction.

angela said...

Lovely combination of inside and outside, For a moment there I thought the second window was outside!

A New England Life said...

Great take on the Skywatch view! Very iteresting. Most people would have never even noticed how awesome the tree and clouds look in the window. Good eye : )

Sharon

The Whispering Poppies said...

WOW! This is such a gorgeous capture! I thought to myself "Wow! This would be perfect for Sky Watch Friday" - then I saw your link! lol

Thank you for your visit to my shop! I can't get the link for your email to work (I use aol for email, but when I click the link for your email address, my computer is prompting me to create a new Microsoft Outlook (email) account. Can you email me directly at stitchintyme9 at aol.com? Thank you! =)

Susie of Arabia said...

That's a fantastic capture - the reflection in the window is beautiful and I like that you can see the pews inside the church as well. Nice!

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful sky reflections captured on the window panes :)

Country Girl said...

Erin,
This is one of the most interesting and fun offerings I've seen on Skywatch. And not just this week!

ben wideman said...

This one is awesome! I love it.

Catherine said...

What a creative idea ! Like a painting with transparency. Just watching at this window, I imagine the beautifil building it must be for real.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Erin! That shot is amazing!
Is there somewhere you can enter it in a contest? What a great old church too.

Carrizo said...

Wow. This photo is "something". It is fantastic and mysterious.

I like churches and have plenty of photos of them (inside & outside).

Regards.

beerbear said...

great! and inspiring! running out to se if i can catch something in a window!

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