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Saint James Episcopal Church in Sonora, Calfornia.

This is another shot of the interesting architecture you'll find in California' historic Gold Country. The Gold Country is found in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. It's famed for the mineral deposits and gold mines which attracted waves of immigrants, known as the 49ers, during the 1849 California Gold Rush

Not surprisingly, this church is also referred to as the "Red Church" and it's the second oldest wood frame Episcopal Church in California. Construction began in 1859 and was completed in 1860. Reverend John Gassman, a native of Norway, served as both the architect and the first minister of St. James. The town of Sonora is also known as the "Queen of the Southern Mines".

Since the lower part of the church was in shade in the early morning, my motive here was to spotlight the saturated red steeple against the warm sky.

For post processing I reduced noise in the sky, cropped, and USM sharpened.

Hope you like.

Doug

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