The Stanford Church in the Photowalk Storm

Recap of the Photowalk


It turned out to be a great Photowalk!


I sent out a few worried tweets while en route because of the rain, and I got tweets back that there was a full complement of photowalkers waiting under the tree in The Oval. I showed up, at the very last possible second, and then said hi to everyone. It was a very upbeat crowd, and I was happy to meet all of them! I think we had around 50 there, even though the rain was rather epic, especially by California standards!


After I explained the way I do my Photowalks (half shooting, half sharing online), we set out to hit a few spots on campus. As we were moving about, Arnav Moudgil took this photo (also on the right) for the newspaper. This was taken when we were walking in one of the covered areas of the campus.


We moved around and hit several locations, including the one below. At the end, we went over to an eating area and talked for a long while about photography and stuff! I signed books, gave away all kinds of goodies from Smugmug, and this sort of thing -- it was nice to meet such enthusiastic photographers. One enterprising Type A created a "Stuck In Stanford" Flickr group where people are currently sharing their photos... this is my first contribution to the group!



Daily Photo - The Stanford Church in the Photowalk Storm


The rain situation was betwixt sprinkles and torrent. There was enough rain to moisten my bulbous 12-24 (that sounds dirty), so I wanted to be quick. Usually, I let people look through my lens to see the composition, but, it would have gotten too wet... so I just fired away quickly then put on my little trombone-cover-thing.


Now, maybe my smart audience can help me figure this out. Some people on the walk told me that "HDR" was "invented" here at Stanford. Others tell me MIT. A few people told me that the first HDRs ever taken were inside this very church (where I also collected some shots, for publication soon). Anyway, this all sounds very intriguing... and I am interested to know the real answers!


from the blog

  • Pete Marsden PRO 5y

    A wonderful building with an equally stunning sky! Excellent work!
  • cevatzade / 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    wonderful photo............................

    wonderful light..............................

    all super..........................................

    Night , Kazan Cathedral / Kazansky Cathedral , Saint Petersburg , Russia
  • {kidnurse} 5y

    the detail in the sky and color in the building are wonderful!
  • Morten Brix 5y

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  • Keith C PRO 5y

  • MemoiresPhotographiques 5y

    Congrats on the explore! I see this church almost every day, but this is incredible, the HDR is wonderfully dramatic!
  • Jason Penney PRO 5y

    Whoa! excellent!
  • Joe Miller PRO 5y

    Beautiful work! Perfect for hdr.
  • Guitarman63mm 5y

    It looks great at smaller sizes, but blowing it up shows the chromatic aberrations on the bottom of the cross. I suppose the distortion is a given, but I think I actually prefer it like that. Great shot.
  • lonnie 5y

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

    Excellent work. Nice work on the HDR too!
  • Rui Almeida 5y

    congratulations for the explore
  • Alex Mason Photography PRO 5y

    Beautiful shot!
  • Daniel Mihai PRO 5y

    Excellent shot !
    Please add your picture to the Stormy Days (and Nights) group.

    Please consider inviting your friends to join this community. Thanks !
  • Cido MArques 5y

    Magnífica foto. Muito rica em detalhes.
  • Colby Brown 5y

    You are invited to the F-Stop Travel & Culture Group!

    Be sure to check out our new July Photo Contest - You can win a free T-Shirt!!
  • Ben.Richardson 4y

    Wow such a beautiful shot!
  • Raza Khan 2y

    Hi. I recently used your photo in my latest blogpost More Universities Offer $10,000 College Degrees Put proper attribution in it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image on flickR! - Jules of BookGator
  • Glenn Thomas Franco Simmons 10mo

    nice work, Trey. Last time I visited the church, I was treated so rudely (so odd, given it's a church) that I vowed never to return, and I haven't. Good to see some beautiful photos on Flickr, however. I really don't care for HDR much, but you did a fine job here. I haven't looked at your entire photostream, but Grace Cathedral in San Francisco is a wonderful place to shoot, although I haven't been there for about four years. Staff are very nice and they give tours that are filled with history. The stained glass and the cathedral's front doors are amazing. I only had a basic DSLR when I visited there, as I hadn't made the switch from pro SLR to pro DSLR yet. Next time I visit, I'll probably shoot it with the D3x, rather than my flower Nikon. You do great work with the D3x; among the best I've seen.
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