Staircase at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe

© Randy A. Myers

Staircase at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe

Colette M. Metcalf 7/16/2014 4:48:30 AM

Beautiful capture!!! #1579483

Linda D. Lester 7/16/2014 6:26:40 AM

I was here last year and I didn't get a shot like this! Very hard to get a comp in here. Awesome shot! #11086170

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/16/2014 8:58:30 AM

This is awesome Randy, a fave for me, sure hope we see this one in Gold!
Love the history too.

jo ann c. #11086290

Jayne Martin 7/16/2014 11:20:34 PM

Beautiful capture and love the store behind it. #11086768

Mary K. Robison 7/19/2014 4:20:29 AM

Marvelous, graceful creation and fascinating story, Randy. Terrific work!
Winner! #11088087

Carol Flisak 8/28/2014 10:50:47 AM

Beautiful image, Randy... excellent composition and light of this work of art! Having been there, this is a challenge to capture. Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist! #11118857

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/28/2014 10:50:54 AM

Yeaaaa! Congrats on this finalist, now for the Gold!

#11118858

Marilyn K. Lincecum 8/28/2014 3:48:18 PM

Ditto with Carol. Congratulations on a well deserved finalist. #11119308

Jayne Martin 8/28/2014 9:55:12 PM

So glad to see this again, loved the story (googled it)!! Good luck in next round! #11119867

Stephen Zacker 8/29/2014 5:37:14 AM

Very nice. I have heard about this staircase #11119977

Stephen Zacker 8/29/2014 5:37:48 AM

Very nice. I have heard about this staircase. Congratulations #11119978

Linda D. Lester 8/29/2014 12:01:42 PM

Congratulations on this awesome comp! #11120306

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Description

Story of the stairway. Needing a way to get up to the choir loft the nuns prayed for St. Joseph's intercession for nine straight days. On the day after their novena ended a shabby-looking stranger appeared at their door. He told the nuns he would build them a staircase but that he needed total privacy and locked himself in the chapel for three months. He used a small number of primitive tools including a square, a saw and some warm water and constructed a spiral staircase entirely of non-native wood. The identity of the carpenter is not known for as soon as the staircase was finally finished he was gone. Many witnesses, upon seeing the staircase, feel it was constructed by St. Joseph himself, as a miraculous occurrence.The resulting staircase is an impressive work of carpentry. It ascends twenty feet, making two complete revolutions up to the choir loft without the use of nails or apparent center support.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/20 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 6400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 22.00 mm, Model: E-M10

Uploaded on 7/16/2014 4:45:44 AM
Entered into contest on 7/16/2014 4:45:44 AM


BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Randy A. Myers. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.