The Church in Limelight – Stanford Speech & Photowalk Finalized

Open Photowalk and Speech at Stanford, between San Jose and San Francisco

Come join us!  It starts at 4 PM on Feb 4.  We meet at The Oval on the Stanford campus. We may or may not have a speech after the photowalk – my man there is having trouble setting up a venue – we will see!

Daily Photo – The Church in Limelight

This is Le Sacre Couer in Paris. It’s a beautiful old Catholic church that sits in the Montmartre section of Paris. I tend to walk around these places 5-10 times as the light is falling… looking at various angles and the like. I see some of the same tourists on every trip around the horn, and they always wonder what the heck I am doing. Of course, this doesn’t bother me, since they’re just annoying tourists, and they barely register as human beings.

The Church in Limelight

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  • Date Taken2016-08-12 06:13:53
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  • Jon

    “Open Photowalk and Speech at Stanford”… very cool. I hope I’m able to attend that. I think it would be very insightful.

  • Lovely picture of a lovely place. I’ve been there a long time ago, and it really is wonderful.

    Also, lol at your comment “Of course, this doesn’t bother me, since their just annoying tourists, and they barely register as human beings. ”

    And Trey: a reminder to give us a clue on how you made that huge-resolution photo of a few posts’ back 🙂 Thanks

  • To Joseph:

    The latest version of the newsletter has the answer. It’s pretty clever!

  • You walk around these places 5-10 times?… careful Trey, they will think you a terrorist. The security always looking at me walking with tripod…at my place.. 🙂

  • I’m a Stanford alum and hope to join next week to see your take on one of my favorite places on earth!

  • Amazing. Montmarte is ever beautiful and it looks much more beautiful here.

    Here is my try @ some of the places in SLC, I still do not know what to do about Lens flare issues

  • Wow, what a beautiful photo, Trey. If I ever get lucky enough to go to Europe with my hubby, I know Paris is one city we would go to as he was stationed at the Laon Air Force Base in the 60’s. I would definately want to attend this church even though I’m not Catholic. But that doesn’t matter, we worship the same God. And then we would go and visit my brother who is a Swedish Lutheran Priest in Sweden. I so want to go over there!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • tom

    nice picture, but a little harsh on the tourists. since you have all traveled to that spot to see that building and take a picture of it, is it the photography skills that you suppose transform you from barely human to fully human?

  • @Deron, thanks for that 🙂 I haven’t read it yet

  • I love the colors of the building against the sky. Nice job on this one.

  • wil

    great news about the photo walk…

    I hate to be a critic, but i think that you dont want to be coddled…so… thepicture is blown out in the middle and horrible shadows around the tourists as well as on the left most wall… the shadows on the two left tourists are two perfectly round orbs… this doesn’t look like an HDR composition at all with so many blowouts and funky shadows…

    i like the composition but not the execution on this one…

    could i do better? I can’t call out someone’s karate and not have some karate of my own…send me the brackets and I will do the HDR processing manually with no HDR software…

    ps…delete this after you accept my offer… while i felt compelled to comment…I hate negative vibes in the comments section of anyone’s blogs…who wants to be a killjoy right? photography should be about honest opinions but should also be honestly fun and inspiring…


  • I was there a few years ago, beautiful structure. Great work

  • Great Shot. The spot-lights bring a lot to the photograph.

  • casusan

    I love this Trey – the lighting and sky are wonderful!

  • Narno

    it is not important in the context of the picture, but I can’t let it go :0)
    It may sound weird to the normal American but we (French) are a bit anal (excuse me my French) on the spelling. So the afore mentioned church is, in fact, not a church but a Basilica and it’s called la basilique du Sacré-Cœur (with the weird letters you guys don’t have in your alphabet).
    And for the little story it was considered by a big part of the Parisians as an eye sore when it was built just like the Eiffel tower, which are now 2 of the most famous monuments defining Paris.

  • The structure and your image of it are both beautiful creations. I photographed the church while in Paris last year.

    However, Trey, if you’re going to give tourists a “photographic smack-down”, you must use the correct “they’re”! 🙂

  • Come to Cleveland!

  • Norm

    “they barely register as human beings.” – that’s a bit strong, isn’t it? After all, we’re all tourists of sorts when we go around photographing foreign cities. So nobody should go on holiday unless they are a “serious” photographer?

  • Ali

    That is an incredible photo. Has anyone ever told you how badass you are? You’re photos rock some major socks. Thanks for sharing.

  • Hehe thanks all –

    Norm – no I mean the annoying tourists — you know the type. The ones that talk loud and are boorish. — it has nothing to do with what kind of camera they have.

  • Disclaimer

    Wasn’t Le Sacre Couer in Paris a white cathedral?

  • Lisa

    great photo choice!

    “they’re just annoying tourists, and they barely register as human beings” – why are you speaking about yourself in 3rd person? 😉

  • Facebook User

    Sounding a bit pompous about the tourists, aren’t we?

  • Charles F

    Did you run out of Nature pics? Buildings and man made objects are neat, but i liked your pictures that captured the outdoors more, just my opinon though.

  • Kathy Odam

    I will happen to be at Stanford chaperoning some students from San Marcos, TX for their national debate tourney that weekend! Maybe I can do this with you while they talk about world issues and beat each other into submission with their words…
    Although, no super cool camera for me, I’d only have my p&s…

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