The Christus

The Christus Statue in the North Vistors Center of Temple Square, Salt Lake City Utah. HDR image of 4 exposures (5th exp blurred so I threw it away)

  • John Brennan 6y

    Impressive !
  • Jeremy Hall 6y

    Great image! It is always so hard to balance the tonal range of this scene, so the HDR serves very well in this situation!
  • Shaun Nelson 6y

    This has to be the best shot of the Christus I've ever seen. I [heart] HDR. Good job!
  • Bill Dolak 6y

    Very, uh, unique. I can honestly say that I've never seen anything like that before. Good job with the HDR, though.
  • James Ciminera, 6y

    That was the actual background?

    What an amazing image! Please include it in my photo gallery.

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  • Howard 6y

    @ Jim Cim, Yep that's the actual background! the whole rooms painted like this and the wall's about 30-40 feet behind the Christus. That statue's crazy bright so it's hard to get both exposed right - thank goodness for HDR! Thanks for the invite, love your gallery!!
  • James Ciminera, 6y

    Thank you.

    This is a very strange way to display Christ, and you did a magnificent job revealing how strange it really is.

    I am so pleased to have this amazing image in my gallery.

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  • Carol Bauer 6y

    This photo of the Christus is the best I've seen. The detail is amazing. Great job.
  • BY-YOUR-⌘ 6y

    Nice to be able to actually the texture of the stone itself, as well as the sculpture, and the ambience of the light in that room.
  • bonnievision 6y

    This is the most beautiful picture I've seen of this statue. I was looking all over online for one that I could use for a program. Do you give permission for limited copying of your photos? I can be reached at ... if you give permission, would you email me a note saying so? I would really love our young people to have a copy of this on the front of their yearly calendar as a reminder of who is their greatest example.
  • James Kuhn 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called JESUS IS LORD!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Jamie 5y

    Beautiful photo. I love HDR and this is the best example I can think of! Because of the lighting they have and the reflections of the marble, I know it can be difficult to photograph this statue. Of all the photos of Christ that I've seen on flickr, this is definitely at the top of my list.

    For those not familiar with this work or where it is - this is the first replica of the original Kristus done by Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1821. (information from and also ) This statue is marble and stands over 11 feet tall in a rotunda at the North Visitor's Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah ( found here,10634,18 81-1-1-1,00.... ). Here is another site that gives a bit more information about the LDS replica -

    Thanks for sharing the photo, hope you don't mind a bit of history added. :)
  • Orome` 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Christus, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Laura Bellamy 3y

    Lovely capture, the HDR work is great!
  • Howard 3y

    Laura Bellamy Thanks! I really need to go re-shoot this with the D7000.
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Taken on January 4, 2009
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