I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT…

This San Diego temple is one of the most impressive architectural landmarks I’ve seen in a while.  I’ve seen this building several times as it’s located immediately adjacent to the freeway leading to San Diego.  But, I had never exited the freeway to take a closer look…until this day.  While driving to the Cabrillo National Monument, I determined to return to photograph this temple.

The architects for the San Diego Temple were William S. Lewis, Jr., design architect; Dennis Hyndman, project architect; and Shelly Hyndman, interior design architect.

The San Diego Temple - San Diego, California

I photographed a Greek Orthodox Temple a few months ago and now the san Diego Temple.  I’ve walked away from each experienced amazed by the architecture!  And this day presented an amazing photographic opportunity with its deep blue skies and billowy white clouds as a spectacular backdrop for such an architectural wonder!  Albeit, the spires did present a significant extension distortion problem as they were determined to drastically warp toward each other.  But, even that was overcome through some Photoshop distortion correction techniques.  You may be seeing that in an upcoming photography tip.  Stay tuned!

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~ by photographyfree4all on April 15, 2011.

28 Responses to “I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT…”

  1. That is so gorgeous! It looks like it’s carved from ivory… Beautiful shot of it! I love how it just pops out against the sky.

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  2. Beautiful. I would love to see this. One can appreciate the symmetrical value of such a massive piece of architect. I would expect to see something like this in heaven…Praise God! Seeking his kingdom, and his righteousness….Wow. Amen

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  3. WOW!! A gorgeous photograph of an equally gorgeous piece of architecture. Well done, Steve!!

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  4. Somewhere in a land far, far away there was a beautiful ivory castle where a fair princess lived….
    Actually, quite stunning colors! Thank you for sharing this magnificent photo. 🙂

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  5. Thank you, Car54! This was an amazing sight rising up along the familiar 5 freeway! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Isn’t it amazing, Bob! This has interested me since they built it! I’m glad I had the opportunity to stop and shoot it.

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  7. The sky definitely enhances the shot, Kuukisu! With landscape photography, it’s one of the most important elements – the sky! On a day like this one, you just lick your chops wondering where to shoot first! 🙂

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  9. Thank you, Elena! It is a magnificent sight!

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  10. Wow, the stark white temple up against the blue sky really makes a statement and the photo looks beautiful. Nice job.

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  11. Thanks, Kristin. I’m glad you stopped by today.

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  12. stunning.

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  13. Hi Jenny. It is rather impressive! Glad to have you stop by again!

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  14. I love the milky whites and the way the clouds seem to be draped between the spires. Lovely building and so nicely presented. Thank you for helping me out with my delima, I really appreciate it. I know I don’t comment often (I don’t often have something to add) but I do ‘lurk’ and appreciate the images and conversations here very much.

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  15. Beautiful!! Will this be framed and hanging on your wall in the near future? It is frameworthy!!!

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  16. Your photos are absolutely amazing! The Temple is so striking that it almost doesn’t look real.

    Thanks for visiting my blog back in January when I was trying to figure out which to use (Blogspot or WordPress). Hope that you like my choice. There was a lot to learn!
    Barb

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  17. Thank you, Miss Betty! I love your comments – they’re always so encouraging.

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  18. Thank you jenny. I just thought the conditions all came together so great for this shot!

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  19. Hi Cindy! I’m glad you “lurk” as you say! And, I’m glad you do comment from time to time. I’m glad to help you out and wish you great luck on your entry!! Lurk…anytime!!

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  20. beautiful image!

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  21. Great photo. My wife and I lived in San Diego for five years and saw that from the freeway countless times.

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  22. I think the neat thing about the San Diego temple is you can see it from long distances not only in La Jolla in San Diego!

    It is always interesting to read people’s thoughts on art blogs. I think it is a good way to share information between us artists and give us exposure.

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  23. Thank you, 8! I’m glad you stopped by!

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  24. It’s impressive to say the least, Rufus! On this day it seemed even beyond that.

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  25. Wow, great shot of the Mormon temple! I used to drive by it every day when I lived in San Diego. It is beautiful lit up at night too.

    Ms. Pearl

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  26. Thanks, Miss Pearl! I have seen it at night, too. Amazing! Glad you stopped by.

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  27. This is SO beautiful. I grew up in SD, was at the dedication for this temple and was married there. This temple holds a very special place in my heart. 🙂 I have been on the lookout for a picture that captures my style so that I can have it printed on a large canvas to hang in my home. How does this work…is your image free for reprinting(I didn’t want to assume just because of the title of your blog) and if so how does the copyright stuff work? Thanks again for the beautiful shot! 🙂 ALL your pictures are just so great!

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