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Saint Benedict Painted Church - Honaunau

Saint Benedict Painted Church - Honaunau

This beautiful church was erected in 1899 by Father John Velghe without any formal training.
He used house paint on regular wood to create the fresco-like themes on the walls and ceiling.
An excellent historical perspective can be read on the official Painted Church website.

I used 10 separate exposures to build a high dynamic resolution (HDR) rendition of this jewel.

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RobBeld17-Feb-2012 08:46
Beautiful result! Great equipment there to get to this beauty.

I was wondering how you managed to get the extreme wide angle on a full frame to be corrected? Adobe LR? PTLens? ...?

GP Merfeld06-Jan-2010 02:02
Your great sense of vision and your outstanding post-processing work have rendered an incredibly beautiful image of this very special little church. This was my neighborhood church for 8 years, as my house was less than 100 yards away. You do it proud, Yves, with this wonderful image... Aloha, G.
Fong Lam26-Dec-2009 14:30
Stunning interior shot, love the beautiful colors and details (V)
Sandi Whitteker26-Dec-2009 01:28
What a beautiful little church! I'd have a hard time concentrating on the sermon, with such beautiful paintings to enjoy.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad25-Dec-2009 01:18
This is gorgeous! V

Merry Christmas, Yves!
alexeig25-Dec-2009 00:44
Great colors and absolutely unusual interior. Merry Christmas!
fdt24-Dec-2009 18:48
Excellent shot. f
marie-jose wolff24-Dec-2009 18:31
wonderful interior!
Merry Christmas to you!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography24-Dec-2009 15:55
Stunning capture of this wonderful interior, Vote !
Sofia Solomennikova24-Dec-2009 12:33
Beautiful capture, 10 exposures is great! V
Rosemarie Kusserow24-Dec-2009 10:58
This image is really fantastic, thanks for posting, Rosemarie :o) V
Have a wonderful Christmas time and a blessed New Year 2010!!!
Enny24-Dec-2009 09:43
wow, this is really wonderful.
olivier bruning24-Dec-2009 09:15
indeed a jewel, thanks for sharing!v
merry xmas and a happy new year Yves!
anuschka24-Dec-2009 09:11
It is gorgeous! V.
Kaden Kratzer24-Dec-2009 08:46
Excellent. V