Black Church in the Gloom

Black Church in the Gloom

Another view of the Black Church of Budir.

With the low clouds over the surrounding mountains I couldn’t do much with the sky, so focused instead on the waterfalls around the church, emerging from the gloom.

Along with the clouds, the crowds presented another compositional challenge. There weren’t huge numbers, but there were a few couples and one group of tourists, all wearing matching bright red jackets.

So I moved away from the churchyard into the surrounding country side, and went telephoto, shooting at about 100mm (full frame equivalent). This tight crop allowed me to achieve a comp where the only evidence of human presence was the drone you can see in the upper left.

Of course, there are many images of the Black Church of Budir (including my own Dark Skies over the Black Church of Budir) and surely many with a similar comp. I love this image because of the memories it brings, and the stories associated with an epic journey.

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Image Data

  • C: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
  • L: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4
  • E: Lightroom CC


Photography enthusiastic, writer, hiker and diving geek from Canberra (and Sydney), Australia. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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