Images & Observations

The Cornerstone

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 15mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/11 Lr3, HEP1; CEP3

The cornerstone at the First Congregational Church in Riverside, California was laid on December 1, 1912 and has remained in place with the completed building for 99 years.  While I did take some liberties in terms of  emphasizing the grunge when rendering this image, the building in real life does look almost as worn as it does here.  I don’t know if that is a factor of the material used to construct the  building or not,  but I would expect this kind of “wear” to be present on a building that is five centuries old, but not just under a century as in this  case.

This building and the adjacent parsonage (which I will share later in the week) has a lot of character which is what attracted me to it and I find cornerstones very interesting.  This cornerstone certainly seems to express the beliefs of those who laid it and utilized the finished structure.  It does seem very appropriate if you subscribe to the beliefs, in this context.

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8 responses

  1. real grudge processing. like the dark shadows

    September 12, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    • Thanks, Sathya. I don’t play with grunge too often, but this one seems to work.

      September 15, 2011 at 9:52 AM

  2. ken bello

    I think the blue and gold colors in this are very interesting, Wayne, and the dark passageway looks mysterious. Nice shot!

    September 12, 2011 at 8:24 AM

  3. love it – great textures and colors.

    September 13, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    • A bit of a change from people and shiny automobiles, eh, Sheila.

      September 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM

      • yes – going to to see some shiny automobiles today! ha ha.. can hardly wait… but more bright sunlight… not the best for cars.

        September 17, 2011 at 7:10 AM

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