St. Hyacinth Basilica

© Leslie McLain

St. Hyacinth Basilica

Lindley Johnson Student 1/8/2012 5:53:41 PM

Beautiful, Leslie! Terrific composition, and the reflection is a bonus. #1435298

Michael S. Baker 1/8/2012 8:29:33 PM

Beautiful shot, Leslie! #9909828

Michelle Alton 1/9/2012 4:37:11 AM

This is a gorgeous cathedral image, Leslie. #9910270

Julianne Bradford 1/9/2012 7:29:26 AM

You certainly show off this beautiful church at it's best advantage Leslie! Wonderful work. #9910483

Carol Flisak 1/9/2012 9:48:25 AM

Gorgeous capture of this beautiful church, Leslie... excellent comp and details! #9910645

Christopher J. Budny 1/9/2012 10:02:37 AM

I need another visit to Chicago, clearly! Great capture! #9910665

John Connolly 1/9/2012 11:43:58 AM

This beautiful Basilica really exudes old world charm Leslie! this is one amazing indoor shot, you did a great job with this one! #9910808

Tammy Espino 1/9/2012 2:16:57 PM

Beautiful church capture. I like all those flowers up front :) #9911118

Ellen Hodges 1/9/2012 5:14:23 PM

Absolutely gorgeous capture, Leslie! Beautiful pov and details!! #9911392

Ann Lyssenko 1/11/2012 7:31:01 AM

Wow! Thanks for the history. It helps to put people in the pews during a service. Your perspective makes me want to put my foot forward and walk into the scene. Ann #9914613

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman 1/17/2012 10:17:59 AM

Stunning! #9925576

Ellen Hodges 2/26/2012 4:09:20 PM

Congrats on a fab finalist, Leslie!! Very best luck!! #10003372

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/26/2012 4:19:13 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist, Leslie!

Debby #10003450

Carol Flisak 2/26/2012 4:31:11 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round! #10003562

Carol Flisak 2/26/2012 4:31:11 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round! #10003563

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/26/2012 4:45:55 PM

Way to go Leslie!

Congrats on your awesome finalist!

jo ann c. #10003664

Kathy Salerni 2/26/2012 4:57:45 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Leslie! #10003755

Amy M. Wilson 2/26/2012 5:14:19 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Leslie!! WTG #10003928

Terry Cervi 2/26/2012 5:40:02 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Leslie! #10004234

Tammy Espino 2/26/2012 5:51:14 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10004350

Phyllis A. Houghton 2/26/2012 7:23:47 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Leslie! #10004873

Julianne Bradford 2/26/2012 7:49:16 PM

Congratulations!!! Again Leslie! #10005050

Michael S. Baker 2/26/2012 8:02:47 PM

Just a beautiful shot, Leslie! Congrats on being a finalist with this image! #10005145

Phyllis Burchett 2/26/2012 8:12:34 PM

Gorgeous Leslie, congrats! #10005203

Heather Loewenhardt 2/26/2012 8:17:23 PM

This is so beautiful Leslie. Congrats on your finalist award. Good luck. #10005241

Renee Doyle 2/26/2012 8:35:15 PM

Beautiful!! Congratulations Leslie!! #10005326

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/27/2012 7:10:52 AM

Beautiful #10006755

Kathy Wesserling 2/27/2012 8:54:57 AM

Beautiful image and a wonderful explanation of it history and culture. #10007260

Lindley Johnson 2/27/2012 9:29:11 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Leslie! #10007494

Karen Celella 2/27/2012 10:37:42 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Leslie! #10007897

Kay E. Mahoney 2/27/2012 2:04:08 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Leslie. Beautiful colors. Good luck in the next round. #10008648

Stan Kwasniowski 2/27/2012 4:12:11 PM

Leslie, congratulations #10009160

Patrick Rouzes 2/27/2012 5:24:36 PM

CONGRATZ & good luck, Leslie! WTG! #10009339

Rona L. Schwarz 2/27/2012 6:25:10 PM

WOW! Another fantastic architectural church capture, Leslie! And another one I missed (due to my spotty participation in January!) But so glad the judges brought it to my attention. Exquisite detail, as always, and such clarity and terrific symmetry. Big Congrats on another outstanding Finalist! #10009536

Val Feldman 2/27/2012 9:04:26 PM

Happy to be the first to congratulate you on an outstanding Gold Winner - WTG, Leslie! #10009826

Kathy Salerni 2/27/2012 9:26:59 PM

Congratulations on your Gold Winning image, Leslie! #10009892

Patricia A. Coblentz 2/27/2012 9:57:36 PM

So talented! This is outstanding, Leslie...congratulations on your gold win!!! #10009959

Julianne Bradford 2/27/2012 10:16:36 PM

Glad to see a gold added to this glowing capture Leslie! #10009983

Heather Loewenhardt 2/28/2012 12:14:38 AM

Congrats on your gold win Leslie. #10010105

Ellen Hodges 2/28/2012 3:54:05 AM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Leslie!!! Yea! #10010359

Marilyn Cornwell 2/28/2012 4:35:34 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner, Leslie! #10010478

Inge Linden 2/28/2012 4:57:12 AM

Congratulations!! #10010547

Sabrina Ryan 2/28/2012 5:15:05 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning photo, Leslie! #10010605

Karen Celella 2/28/2012 5:31:17 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Leslie! #10010682

Terry Cervi 2/28/2012 5:36:28 AM

Congrats on your gorgeous winner, Leslie!! #10010700

Linda D. Lester 2/28/2012 5:53:18 AM

Congratulations on your gold winner!!! #10010756

Christopher J. Budny 2/28/2012 6:28:01 AM

The silver finalist badge just didn't "go" with this image---it requires gold! Congratulations! #10010845

Lindley Johnson 2/28/2012 7:59:02 AM

So happy to see gold on this beautiful image, Leslie! Big congratulations! #10011140

Usman M. Bajwa 2/28/2012 7:59:49 AM

I missed this one somehow but glad to see it now with the deserving Gold, Leslie. huge CONGRATZ!

UB. #10011145

Irene Colling 2/28/2012 8:11:05 AM

Fantastic detail Leslie.

Congratulations on your gold award. #10011216

Nancyj Hovey 2/28/2012 10:11:12 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your WINNER! 8o) #10011536

Carol Flisak 2/28/2012 10:43:23 AM

Huge congrats on your gorgeous winner, Leslie! #10011626

Michael S. Baker 2/28/2012 11:59:12 AM

Congratulations, Leslie, on your recognition for such a fine image! #10011748

Michael S. Baker 2/28/2012 12:01:04 PM

Congratulations, Leslie, on your recognition for such a fine image! #10011753

Tammy Espino 2/28/2012 12:49:30 PM

Congrats on your win!! :) #10011874

Michelle L. Frick 2/28/2012 2:16:08 PM

Congratulations Leslie! What beautiful details you captured! #10012125

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/28/2012 2:25:21 PM

Huge congrats on your win, Leslie!

Debby #10012167

Rona L. Schwarz 2/28/2012 3:20:59 PM

No surprise here, Leslie! Stunning detail - architectural photography at its very best! Super congratulations on a spectacular GOLD Winner, my friend! #10012273

Amanda D. Austwick 2/28/2012 3:56:12 PM

Gorgeous image Leslie, and Congratulations on your Gold Win! #10012359

Jessica Jenney 2/28/2012 4:23:05 PM

Congratulations, Leslie on your gorgeous winner! #10012428

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/28/2012 4:50:53 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Leslie!

jo ann c. #10012493

Patrick Rouzes 2/28/2012 6:08:17 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Leslie! WTG, indeed! #10012656

Claudia Kuhn 2/28/2012 6:24:52 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner #10012697

Phyllis Burchett 2/28/2012 7:41:45 PM

BIG congrats Leslie!!! #10012845

Renee Doyle 2/28/2012 9:37:29 PM

Congrats on this wonderful winner Leslie! #10012970

Mary Beth Aiello 3/1/2012 8:04:10 AM

Gorgeous, Leslie. Huge congrats on this winning GOLD. #10015673

David M. Montero 3/1/2012 11:22:12 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic shot winning gold Leslie! #10016123

Stanley C. Sims 9/17/2012 2:45:34 PM

Beautiful photo Leslie. Very well done. Congratulations on the gold. Love your gallery. #10326793

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Description

It is a prime example of the so-called "Polish Cathedral style" of churches in both its opulence and grand scale. Due to St. Hyacinth's impressive size and history as the center of the neighborhood of first arrival for countless Polish Americans, the Basilica is considered to be the center of Chicago's Polonia, or Polish community. The church was designed by the architectural firm of Worthmann and Steinbach who built many of the magnificent Polish Cathedrals in Chicago. The church structure—a red-brick edifice in the Classical Revival style has an ornate interior of Baroque influence.



Exif: F Number: 12.9, ExposureTime: 616884/100000 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 25.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 1/8/2012 5:20:21 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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