Sunday, November 23, 2008

Church of the Week: Victory Tabernacle

I went to church this morning at the Hammerstein Ballroom, which was amazing. Elder Holland is in town, and he wanted to speak to all the church-members in New York City, and there are too many to fit into any LDS building, so they rented a theater. (Holland made some funny jokes about prayers being the nearest thing to performing on Broadway as he'll ever get.) My sister, roommate, and I sat on one of the upper side balconies, which was fun because we had a great view of the stage as well as a view of everyone in the audience. Besides Elder Holland's talk, which was amazing, the highlight was the children's choir. Two times during the meeting all the Primary children went up to the stage and sang, and it was like the sound of angels. The acoustics were phenomenal.

It's a beautiful sunny day today (cold, though!) so when we got home I wandered around Harlem looking for churches to take pictures of. I found a lot, but Sundays aren't good for taking pictures of churches, because there are cars parked in front of them, and people going in and out. Also, with these narrow streets with tall buildings, you have to plan your photos because of the sun and shadow issues. I saw a lot of great churches that were just impossible to photograph. And I need to figure out how to keep the sky blue. My picture of the Victory Tabernacle turned out great except the sky should be a vivid, deep, cornflower blue behind it. Any ideas?


Donnie Barnes said...

Everyone says early morning light is the best. I wouldn't know as I'm rarely lucid enough to be taking pictures early in the morning. :-)

And keep up the church thing. I really dig it!

tkangaroo said...

My sister and I were at the Hammerstein Ballroom, too. 1st balcony. I kept thinking I would spot you, but there were too many people. Oh well. . . Christine!!!!

Lady Holiday said...

You must have been in the balcony right below us, because I saw everyone and I didn't see you! I'm sad I missed you and your sister.