On Sunday, June 17th, I went on my second urban exploration photo shoot which did not disappoint. We traveled to St. Agnes Church in Detroit. This was at one time the parish that Rosa Parks belonged to and was very active in. Apparently the church/school has been closed for nearly 16 years from what information I can find. The angles, vaulted ceilings and natural light traveling into the church in the morning are amazing and make for some beautiful images. I went with a focus on creating images that I could further enhance by processing them into HDR, High Dynamic Range, images as well. These photos allow a greater dynamic range between the lighter and darker areas. Sometimes controversial with photographers they do offer another perspective on an image and with this abandoned building there were many chances to have this show through.
More than the images this time though was the discovery of genuine artifacts of a time gone by and what was left behind eventually to vanish into history. The items were letters or papers describing the day and times from an era past which really helps fill in the meaning behind this parish and what it meant to its followers. What an amazing day!
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