Gothic Church, Eknakan, by Suprada on Flickr.
Gothic Church, Eknakan, Mexico
This beautiful church pops out of nowhere in Eknakan. It was dark by the time I shot this photograph. I am so enamoured by this church that I wanted to know more about it. Here is what I got after trawling the web for information:
\”It is on the road Acanceh – CuzamÃ¡ only 16 kilometers from the first.
EknakÃ¡n means \”the dark house of the snake” or \”four dark houses.” It was an important hacienda built with the intention that one day outside the village church and not only of the estate.
The church is of Gothic architecture, according to connoisseurs, classical Germany. It is considered a museum. It has many windows, some circular, where you can admire the colorful stained glass remains that allowed a surprising light.
The choir of the temple is a masonry balcony with white columns in protocols that are part of the majesty of the building.
The carved wooden altar, with ornament same as the interior columns of the temple, there are steps of granite. On one side, in a chapel, a table looks carved an image of San Francisco with hands, feet and side with the marks of crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
These images are brightly colored colonial rough and sometimes overly prominent features at the foot of San Francisco is a wooden horse is not known who could have been.
An oil painting perhaps five feet two representing the Virgen del Rosario and whose signature is hidden by a wooden frame carved with relief.
Other things that make up the so-called museum are ancient copper bells, a bowl of fine china ornate serves as a baptismal font, a closet where clothes are protected priests no longer in use and three wooden chests.\”
Too bad I did not have any time to go inside the church. A must-visit for anybody travelling in that region. There is a courtyard outside the church where a car can be parked and a picnic lunch – or in the case of photographers, a picnic dinner can be eaten.
Post – Processing Notes:
I shot this image in RAW mode and used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7 for my post-processing. After importing the photos into Lightroom and keywording them. I played around with the temperature, clarity, vibrance, exposure and curves settings for this photograph.
What do you think?
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Exposure: 6s at f/3.5
Focal Length: 11mm
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Date: December 26, 2009
Filter: Singh-Ray Neutral LB Polarizer