Steeples?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Tony Cooper, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Tony Cooper

    Tony Cooper Guest

    When's "Steeples" due?

    Here's one that isn't going to make the cut. It's simple, with good
    color, but rather uninteresting. Non-traditional steeple on a
    Catholic church.
     
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    Savageduck Guest

    February 10, 2013
    With most everything around here being "mission" style, and very
    unsteeple like, we don't have too much in terms of phallic steeples to
    be found. Unless I can dig up some steeple analogs I might not have any
    suitable images to contribute this time around.
     
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    DanP Guest

    Cheat, find something that looks like one and shoot into the Sun.


    DanP
     
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    Bowser Guest

    February 10th, 2013.
     
    Bowser, Jan 29, 2013
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    Bowser Guest

    Come as close as you can. I think this mandate is more specific than I
    thought it would be. My bad. I live in NE, and the damned things are
    everywhere.
     
    Bowser, Jan 29, 2013
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    Rob Guest

    I have some steeple chase racing images.
     
    Rob, Jan 29, 2013
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    Rob Guest

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    Eric Stevens Guest

    I have the same problem. What's more I have been laid up after having
    several skin cancers chopped out of my leg. I think I am unashamedly
    going to have to pull some interesting steeples from out of the
    collection of steeples I photographed in Europe last year (Ops! Its
    now the year before last).
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 29, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2013-01-28 13:24:18 -0800, Tony Cooper <> said:
    :
    : > When's "Steeples" due?
    :
    : February 10, 2013
    :
    : > Here's one that isn't going to make the cut. It's simple, with good
    : > color, but rather uninteresting. Non-traditional steeple on a
    : > Catholic church.
    :
    : With most everything around here being "mission" style, and very
    : unsteeple like, we don't have too much in terms of phallic steeples to
    : be found. Unless I can dig up some steeple analogs I might not have any
    : suitable images to contribute this time around.

    Let's face it, Duck: for this mandate, ya gotta live in New England. ;^)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 29, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    Yup! I'm not sure who all those folks back East are trying to impress
    by waving those steeples around. Perhaps there are other inadequacies
    which have to be compensated for by the various New Testament
    denominations. ;-)

    Anyway I am going to give it a try and see if I can come up with
    something to meet the ...er spirit of the mandate.
     
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    My submissions will be traditional steeple with spires, but I would
    include bell towers and mission towers in the mandate. Actually, a
    "steeple" is a tall tower and what we picture as a steeple is the
    tower plus the spire. It's still a steeple without the spire. Many
    steeples don't have spires.

    The word itself is from the Old English for "tower".
     
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    Tony Cooper Guest


    Just to add to this, here's another reject:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64147677/Mt Zion - Est 1856.jpg

    This is the Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church built in 1896 near Mt
    Dora, Florida. It's a steeple - a tower - but no spire. I don't
    think a spire is a requirement at all. A Greek Orthodox church in
    downtown Orlando has a tower with dome atop, and not a spire, and
    that's a steeple.

    One of the most famous movie scenes ("Vertigo")involved Jimmy Stewart
    in the tower, or steeple, at Mission San Juan Bautista south of San
    Francisco. Stewart played the role of a retired cop, too. It
    should be right up your alley.

    There is no spire at Mission San Juan Bautista.
     
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    The steeplechase event is so-called because it was originally a
    cross-country event where the race was from steeple-to-steeple.

    "The first steeplechase is said to have been the result of a wager in
    1752 between Cornelius O'Callaghan and Edmund Blake, racing four miles
    (6 km) cross-country from Buttevant Church to St. Leger Church in
    Doneraile, in Cork, Ireland." (From Wiki)

    The steeplechase is one of the types of hunt racing. Steeplechases
    involve hedges and water and ditches. The other type is the hurdles
    which are just jumps over a bar and post obstacle.

    This style of race is also called a "point-to-point". The races were
    from the starting point to a destination point before specific courses
    were set out.

    In the US, "point-to-point" is the more common term used.
     
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    Why, they are pretty easy to catch they don;t move very fast if at all ;-)

    would a picture of Fred Dibnah be OK for the SI ?
     
    Whisky-dave, Jan 29, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    Your pun meter msfired.
     
    PeterN, Jan 29, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    May be?
     
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