I hadn't planned on showing this photo but Amy wanted to see a closer view of the church so here we are! :
Photographed in the village of Hauteluce, high up in the French Alps, this is the baroque church of Saint Jacques d'Assyrie.
Dating from 1558, It is a classified historical building.
From the little I've seen, the style seems typical of the Savoie region and beautiful to look at it is too. Our appartment was just next door - if you leaned out of the bedroom window as far as you could it was almost possible to touch the church tower:-)
Yes.... I know the road is filthy but towns up in the snow zone can look a bit like this in the winter once standing snow has been cleared from the roads...after all there's no rain is there to keep things clean!
HOT TIP FOR ALL AM3 CONTRIBUTORS :
I've been having problems for ages with my uploaded landscape orientated images looking fuzzy and not as sharp as they should be....well I finally found the answer recently in an answer by Jason Kravitz to a query in the forums .....if you too have been having this problem the answer is to make sure you resize your photos to a maximum horizontal dimension of 800 pixels (vertical size is not limited). Anything greater than 800pixels and AM3 will automatically resize it leading to the reduction in sharpness.
Please feel free to copy and paste this advice into your own AM3 blogs as I'm sure there are lots of our fellow AM3ers out there having this same frustrating problem...it would be great to sort the problem out for as many of us as possible.
Just a bit of fun, but this is one of my favourite photos with my new DSLR. I've submitted it for publication in JPG magazine. You can vote for it's inclusion here: JPG Magazine
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25 mm (35mm equiv.)