Anzy-le-Duc – the Great Survivor (Dennis Aubrey)


We have often remarked how astonishing it is that France still holds 5,000 Romanesque churches from the 11th and 12th centuries. They have survived war, accident, nature, religious strife, revolution, and age while standing proudly in the French countryside. One of these survivors is the priory church in Anzy-le-Duc. The first church on this site […]

The Église Sainte-Croix de Ris (Dennis Aubrey)


France’s wealth of monuments sometimes results in gems slipping through the figurative fingers of the Monuments National, the state agency responsible for protecting these priceless assets. In the Puy-de-Dôme, a department stuffed to overflowing with Romanesque churches, there is a small village called Ris, population 728. In 952 the Cluniac Priory of the Blessed-Mary was […]

Anzy-le-Duc – the Great Survivor (Dennis Aubrey)


We have often remarked how astonishing it is that France still holds 5,000 Romanesque churches from the 11th and 12th centuries. They have survived war, accident, nature, religious strife, revolution, and age while standing proudly in the French countryside. One of these survivors is the priory church in Anzy-le-Duc. The first church on this site […]

To Reveal or Conceal (Dennis Aubrey)


This post originated from an interesting conversation that I recently had with Robert Consoli, who has a site called Squinchpix. Robert has as passionate a dedication to documenting and archiving European archaeological and architectural sites as PJ and I have in our more narrow field of specialization, the Romanesque and Gothic churches. The conversation centered […]

HDR in Churches (Dennis Aubrey)


Everyone who has experience in photography realizes that the wider the dynamic range of the lighting in the scene, the more difficult it is to get a properly exposed image. If the photographer exposes for the shadows, the highlights are blown. If the shot is exposed for the highlights, the shadows are dark, featureless and […]

Trinity Church in HDR – Boston (Dennis Aubrey)


We enjoy shooting two Boston churches especially, Trinity Church and Old South Church, both on Copley Square. We did an earlier post on photographing churches with tilt-shift lenses that featured both structures. I have been going through our library and found the following two shots from Trinity Church. These photos are interesting because it was […]