The Invitation

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© Donna Mullins
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 3, 2013
TakenMay 27, 2013
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/30 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
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A very strange find in Reliance,Tn. This is the inside of the Hiwassee Union Baptist Church that was built in 1899. I have no idea why the walls are painted blue and an antique couch is in the room. I put my camera lens on the window for this shot .You are not allowed to go inside. I was intrigued by the colors,sunlight,and the open door in the back of the room. Another door on the opposite side of the room is padlocked and there are two old rickety benches facing each other. There is a sign outside that tells the history of the old church. I wish it had explained the room. I am curious. Actually, I am just plain nosy!

69 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    And you nailed the shot!!! I've been to that place and have a couple of decent shots of the outside.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (3 Jun 2013):

    Agree with Donald. Great capture.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    Strange and interesting story...Exquisite photo!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    wonderful and congrats on the JPG spotlight!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    What an interesting image and and history of this church. Congratulations on the JPG Spotlight! Well deserved!

  • diana a

    diana a   gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    love! leaves me wanting more... i'm nosy too!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    GREAT SHOT! Congratulations on JPG spotlight!!!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    Donna, superb!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    nice atmosphere!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Jun 2013):


  • Joelle Crosby

    Joelle Crosby gave props (4 Jun 2013):

    Agree with all of the above....this is beautiful!!!!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (4 Jun 2013):

    Love this photo. I guess when you are wear and feeling blue, settle into the lovely Duncan Phyfe sofa and daydream......

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (4 Jun 2013):


  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (4 Jun 2013):

    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love this comp!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Jun 2013):

    How very strange!!!! You got a great shot, which is well-deserving of the spotlight!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Jun 2013):

    Simply fantastic!!!!!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (4 Jun 2013):

    Double agree with all!

  • Caryn Adams

    Caryn Adams gave props (5 Jun 2013):

    Wow. Stunning image!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (5 Jun 2013):

    Brilliant, Donna. This sure has the makings of a great story. Immediately drawn to the partially opened door.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   said (5 Jun 2013):

    Even minimalists have their limit. "Dear... the brocade settee IS going on that far wall. Are we clear?"

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (5 Jun 2013):

    awesome light, colors and choice of where your parked your lens g friend!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (5 Jun 2013):

    This is beautiful, love the pov and blue

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (5 Jun 2013):

    lovely shot! voted!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (6 Jun 2013):

    Great composition!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (6 Jun 2013):

    Nice shot! I think you would have made a good cop, nosy is part of the job.

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (6 Jun 2013):

    I really enjoy this one, Donna. I think you captured the light perfectly in this room.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Jun 2013):


  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (9 Jun 2013):

    Great comp, colour and light.

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (9 Jun 2013):

    Perfect title for this intriguing image.. a great shot, Donna!

  • Julie Stiefel

    Julie Stiefel gave props (10 Jun 2013):

    Ummmmm...very nice! The blues really bring the old couch into main focus!

  • Julie Stiefel

    Julie Stiefel said (10 Jun 2013):

    Keep coming back to feast my eyes!


    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (11 Jun 2013):

    Great find, Donna! Well done!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (13 Jun 2013):

    I like it a lot! And it is certainly an invitation!

  • Tim

    Tim   gave props (16 Jun 2013):

    great photograph!

  • David Piszczek

    David Piszczek gave props (17 Jun 2013):

    Perfectly balance and outstanding technique. Thanks for sharing.

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (17 Jun 2013):

    wonderful find!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (23 Jun 2013):

    Light and very special atmosphere and mystique. Bella!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (24 Jun 2013):

    Blue beauty.

  • Bruce Jones

    Bruce Jones gave props (25 Jun 2013):

    Lovely image, just right

  • J. Lynn

    J. Lynn gave props (4 Jul 2013):


  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (5 Jul 2013):

    What a unique photo... I really like the tones.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (9 Jul 2013):

    Beautiful shot!!!

  • Denise Regan

    Denise Regan gave props (4 Aug 2013):

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (26 Sep 2013):

    Simply lovely!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (30 Dec 2013):

    Hoping to see this in the blog....I just knew it would be here!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (31 Dec 2013):

    A good one! Cool capture.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (31 Dec 2013):

    Rockin' JPG's Barrier most excellently!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (1 Jan 2014):

    fab chase lounge! Fab color and comp, I love it!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (2 Jan 2014):

    Colors, light, perspective, composition, ambiance.......Beautiful.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (3 Jan 2014):

    I love old places like this ! Such character with the blue walls, the old wood floors and vintage sofa makes for a very interesting image ! Great find !

  • Yeonju Lee

    Yeonju Lee said (4 Jan 2014):

    the blue wall in the church.. it is interesting!

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (6 Jan 2014):

    A magical image that really captures the vast silence of times gone....Surreal and beautiful....

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    Do not know how I missed this, it is one of your BEST! the mood and story are also so unfolding into this ambience. Cpngrat's Donna, well deserving!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    Congrats Blog Goddess!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    An absollutely gigantic congratulations, Donna!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    Congratulations, Donna, for this excellent shot that made the blog!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    congrats on making the JPG blog with this wonderful image

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (21 Jan 2014):

    Congrats on making the blog.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    Congratulations, Donna! Well deserved.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    congratulation on making the blog!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Jan 2014):

    Congrats on making the blog...Well deserved!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Jan 2014):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (23 Jan 2014):

    Well done and congratulations!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (9 Jun 2014):


  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (21 Sep 2014):


  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (10 Oct 2014):

    just love the lighting and richness of the comp.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (10 Oct 2014):

    pulls the eye in so well with the lines and colours--the unique style of the couch works so well to do the same---love the open back symbolic

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman   gave props (10 Oct 2014):

    Love the blue walls and rustic floor. A fabulous photo Donna.

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff   gave props (10 Oct 2014):

    Wonderful perspective here.

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