01.28.2016 South Church

I am mostly about nature photography, but there are occasions when I see a structure that interests me.  I have photographed sunrise from this church’s parking lot, but one morning I noticed the pair of weather vanes and lined up the rooster with the bell tower.

South-Congregational-Church,-Amherst,-June-19,-2011--600WebI was tempted to reverse the image as the directions are opposite what they should be, but that was the uniqueness of the day, I guess.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 01.28.2016 South Church

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    High altitude winds often blow in a different direction than low. 🙂

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  2. Are cylindrical towers like this one common on churches there?


  3. Gorgeous weather vanes and the photo is gorgeous as well.

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  4. Unique and interesting observation, I love that you recorded it in black and white.


  5. shoreacres says:

    Rooster vanes are relatively common, but that filigree on the top vane is unusual. I don’t remember seeing anything like that before. I did some poking around, and discovered that the Congregational Church in Beverly has the same design, as does an old schoolhouse in Amherst, New Hampshire. There’s even a Weathervane Wednesday, devoted to photos of — you guessed it — weathervanes.

    I suppose if you have weathervanes around, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

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  6. Gallivanta says:

    Would be interesting to know if the weather vanes are ever in the right direction. Perhaps a cylindrical tower creates unusual wind patterns.

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