Picture of the Week: Thanks-giving Chapel, Dallas, Texas

This week’s picture of the week was really tough!  Thanks-giving Chapel is part of a little respite in the middle of Dallas called Thanks-giving Square.  The centerpiece of it is the chapel with its amazing ceiling!  It’s one of the most photographed places in Dallas but I had never been out there until today.  I’m really happy with the shot and hope you enjoy it!

Gratitude, by Andy Luten

Gratitude, by Andy Luten

For the photographers: This one was a doozy.  I took 5 different exposures and blended bits and pieces of all of them in Photoshop.  Exposures were all at f8, ISO 100 with varying shutter speeds to capture quite a few brackets of varying brightness.  The lights in the middle are BRIGHT and that wreaked havoc on the rest of the picture!  Once I had the picture blended the way I liked it I applied a few filters in Nik Color Efex Pro 4   This one took about an hour to do and I still feel like I could’ve done more.  Definitely an amazing site that I hope to visit again someday!


  1. The vibrancy of the blues and purples are quite breathtaking to me.

  2. I love this photo – so pretty! You put so much work into your photography and editing — the result is just breathtaking! Thanks for sharing both the photo and the method.


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