Details of the Spire, St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Oratory

You probably noticed over the last three to four months my photographs were becoming increasingly blurry, overexposed, underexposed and just all around incredibly lower quality (even more so than usual). This was because my old camera was coming to the end of its life. Thankfully, I received a new camera for Christmas, and with it two new lenses, including a telephoto lens that allows me to photograph the tops of tall buildings, such as the spire of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Oratory. So I thought I would bring you these images of the upper reaches of that 300 foot tower for your enjoyment to celebrate my new Christmas gift. I’m still getting the hang of the new camera (I really should have used a tripod with a zoom lens), so bear with me.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Stephen Slattery says:

    Thank you for the pictures. I thing their beautiful and those mosaics wow!

    1. Slevin Kelevra says:

      I agree!

      1. Chris Naffziger says:

        Thank you! I feel like they could be better quality, but photographing gold tesserae is difficult, since they reflect so much light. That roundel is very unique in St. Louis architecture, and I’m glad to see it’s in such good condition.

  2. bob shea says:

    Great! pics Thanks!

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Thank you, Bob! I was thinking of you when I took them.

  3. KSM says:

    People may find it interesting to know that the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales here in St. Louis is the seventh-tallest church in the USA.

    This is the best source for information on St. Louis architecture “on the street and in the field” ever compiled for our area. Chris deserves the appreciation – and support – of all of us.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Thank you!

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