It’s really hard to visit one of your favorite places and not grab some additional shots while you are there. This is one of those places, The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist located in Savannah Georgia. We normally stay about a block away from this location at the beautiful Hamilton Turner Inn so it’s always easy to pop in and grab some brackets. The problem is picking a time where every other tourist is not thinking the same thing. This is a stop for tour buses through the day, so finding this place empty is usually rare. I was in luck that particular morning when I found the place empty, just me, the secretary at the front of the church and the custodian mopping. I did not see a badge on the custodian but he must have been an off duty tripod Police officer. As soon as I set up he started asking questions, he let me continue after a few of the normal questions. That was the first time I have been stopped in this church, normally they welcome the attention.

Cathedral of St John The Baptist



This Church is located right on the corner of Lafayette Square, a very beautiful and photogenic area of Historic Savannah. Two of the shots below are from the same location, different trip. The Historic Hamilton Turner Inn and a view of the Cathedral shot in IR-HDR. The Hamilton Turner Inn currently use this photo on the Home Page of their website, that’s always a good thing!

An Infrared HDR view of The Cathedral of St John the Baptist from Lafayette SquareThe Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist


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  1. Impressive suite of photos! (And email notifications now seem to be working.)

  2. Aptly named because these shots are sooo sweet. Honestly Mike these are amazing. I keep looking and saying “this is my my favorite…no this one is…nooo” Love all three :)

  3. What a beautiful place! I’ve been to Savannah once, but was not a photographer at the time – need to go back! Wonderful images all Wiz!

  4. Spectacular images as always! Well done Mike!

  5. Amazing clean detail on those first two shots, and no surprise that the Inn would use that photo.

  6. These are truly outstanding images, Wiz. Totally awesome, man. Each image has it’s own story to tell and your processing is spectacular as always.

  7. These are awesome, Mike! Such detail, yet so clean and crisp! Well done!

  8. Absolutely terrific shots here, Mike! All of ’em! The first one is full of great details, the second one is really captivating (no wonder they use it on their homepage!) and the third one is IR-riffic! Top drawer!!

  9. All three are truly stunning photo’s! Love the IR photo.

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