During my early years in the Village of Baldwinsville, New York, the First United Methodist Church had a steeple on it. The steeple was removed in 1968 due to structural damage. Well, being young and not one to notice such things, I only remember the church without its steeple though I must have seen it. I have photographed weddings and attended many community functions there since then. The pancake breakfasts held at the church are not to be missed. Never knowing the building was missing an original part of itself when it was built in 1870.
Last December the steeple returned and it can been seen from all over the village. I knew I wanted to photograph it but good weather and time was hard to come by. On Sunday, I had my chance. I captured the steeple in its white beauty with good side lighting and a backdrop of blue sky and wispy clouds.
The church looked okay in our unusual Winter season but I will return in the Spring when the trees have popped out their leaves and the grass greens up. I used a 5 image set of bracketed photos to create the High Dynamic Range (HDR) image below in Photomatix 4.0.