Church in the rock

Published! In JPG Magazine Issue 19
Uploaded 21 Aug 2008 — 18 favorites
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The church is Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, AZ. In 1932 Marguerite Bruswig Staude wanted to build a structure that would glorify her Creator and in thanksgiving for all that her family had received. She traveled throughout Europe looking for the ideal location. She returned to the United States and while her and her husband Tony traveled through Sedona, she was struck by the beauty of the area and decided that this chapel should be built here. “This would be a monument to faith, but a spiritual fortress so charged with God, that it spurs man's spirit godward".

This photo was published in JPG Magazine's 19th Issue on pages 40 - 41 in the Places of worship theme

20 responses

  • Mark Nelson

    Mark Nelson (Deleted) gave props (21 Aug 2008):

    By far the best color photo of the church on the rock I have seen so far. Every one trys this shot, but the red rock is hard to photograph.You did a fantastic job.

  • mike kivowitz

    mike kivowitz gave props (7 Oct 2008):

    wwwwoo jesus

  • Dave Schonfeld

    Dave Schonfeld gave props (7 Oct 2008):

    IM jewish but thats a great picture of a church if only that was a synangogue

  • nikole landaburu

    nikole landaburu gave props (7 Oct 2008):

    This photo is beautiful! great job! Please take more photos like this.

  • melissa Fajerman

    melissa Fajerman said (7 Oct 2008):

    amazing shot of Sedona

  • Bonnie Doyle

    Bonnie Doyle gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    great story and photo

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Awesome work!!

  • Robert Carey

    Robert Carey gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Hey, I've been there! Very cool church, and a very cool shot.

  • Michelle Spaulding

    Michelle Spaulding gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    this is gorgeous, the colors are stunning!!

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (25 Jan 2009):

    SUPER PANORAMA !!! CONGRATULATION ... Greetings from Romania, Alexandru

  • Ilaria Marchese

    Ilaria Marchese gave props (7 Feb 2009):


  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (19 Feb 2009):

    Simply beautiful.... this is truly an amazing place!!

  • Chelsea Striemer

    Chelsea Striemer (Deleted) said (19 Feb 2009):

    familiar place to me, im loving your capture.

  • Sarah Pagano

    Sarah Pagano (Deleted) said (1 Jul 2009):

    What a cool church!! Is this HDR?

  • Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    Scott Wyden Kivowitz said (1 Jul 2009):

    Yes, it is HDR

  • Jan Deroose

    Jan Deroose said (26 Oct 2009):



    greets Jan

  • Matt Smith

    Matt Smith said (16 Nov 2009):

    the sky looks a little overdosed with the ol' photoshop. i think it would have looked a little nicer with a natural tonal range. the white in the clouds is just a smidgen on the (too) gray side.

  • Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    Scott Wyden Kivowitz said (17 Nov 2009):

    Thanks for your comments Matt

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