Old Church in Milford, Nebraska

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Here’s one of my “fill the frame” favorites from wandering around Nebraska last week with my camera. This church was so beautiful … the half-dozen ticks I found in my hair after the shoot? Not so much. :)

And, if you want to see my setup, here’s the behind the scenes image of this location: http://bit.ly/MnGSSJ

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:05+00:00 July 12th, 2012|58 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

58 Comments

  1. Mike Wood July 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    what a great old church.I like the horizontal wood sides. very different (compared to around here in Ontario).

  2. Mike Wood July 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    what a great old church.I like the horizontal wood sides. very different (compared to around here in Ontario).

  3. Kayla Aronhalt July 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Wow that is a beautiful pic…i love it!

  4. Kayla Aronhalt July 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Wow that is a beautiful pic…i love it!

  5. Brad Sloan July 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Mmmm. Abandoned. 

  6. Brad Sloan July 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Mmmm. Abandoned.

  7. Kayla Aronhalt July 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Yes abandoned but it is beautiful and looks very peaceful!!:D

  8. Kayla Aronhalt July 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Yes abandoned but it is beautiful and looks very peaceful!!:D

  9. elizabeth hahn July 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Awww I love old churches – this is a beauty.  
    (This could be you and Brian's theme song…  Brad Paisley – Ticks (Live) )  

  10. elizabeth hahn July 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Awww I love old churches – this is a beauty.  
    (This could be you and Brian's theme song…  Brad Paisley – Ticks (Live) )

  11. Kayla Aronhalt July 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    elizabeth- that is very true i am with ya!!

  12. Kayla Aronhalt July 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    elizabeth- that is very true i am with ya!!

  13. Bill Pevlor July 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    A wonderful, iconic image.  Love it!

  14. Bill Pevlor July 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    A wonderful, iconic image.  Love it!

  15. Richard Swayze July 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Love the subtle colors in the wood.

  16. Richard Swayze July 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Love the subtle colors in the wood.

  17. Kayla Aronhalt July 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    i love the rustic and peaceful look of it

  18. Kayla Aronhalt July 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    i love the rustic and peaceful look of it

  19. John De Bord July 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    This is completely awesome, next time I am through Nebraska I may need to hit you up for directions to here

  20. John De Bord July 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    This is completely awesome, next time I am through Nebraska I may need to hit you up for directions to here

  21. Alex Ponce July 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot! Seems like I need to make my way out to Nebraska!

  22. Alex Ponce July 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot! Seems like I need to make my way out to Nebraska!

  23. Milena Ilieva July 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Lovely composition…really like it a lot :)

  24. Milena Ilieva July 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Lovely composition…really like it a lot :)

  25. Shelly Gunderson July 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Very lovely old church.  Nicely composed.

  26. Shelly Gunderson July 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Very lovely old church.  Nicely composed.

  27. Nicole S. Young July 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    +John De Bord Check out the map on the photo over on +500px :) http://500px.com/photo/9658605

  28. Nicole S. Young July 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    +John De Bord Check out the map on the photo over on +500px :) http://500px.com/photo/9658605

  29. Ray Cornell July 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Nice shot, is there someone peeking out of the window above the door?

  30. Ray Cornell July 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Nice shot, is there someone peeking out of the window above the door?

  31. Nicole S. Young July 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    +Ray Cornell Not that I'm aware of … eek! :) There is a pigeon in one of the bell-tower windows, though.

  32. Nicole S. Young July 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    +Ray Cornell Not that I'm aware of … eek! :) There is a pigeon in one of the bell-tower windows, though.

  33. William Parmley July 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Great light, great composition, really beautiful work.

  34. William Parmley July 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Great light, great composition, really beautiful work.

  35. Norma Ledesma July 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    great shot +Nicole S. Young  love it. :)

  36. Norma Ledesma July 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    great shot +Nicole S. Young  love it. :)

  37. Miloš Kubica July 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Very nice, old church, in my country is more beautiful old castles and church´s, mystery and dark…mlk

  38. Miloš Kubica July 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Very nice, old church, in my country is more beautiful old castles and church´s, mystery and dark…mlk

  39. Brian Matiash July 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Love the shot, babe. Shifty goodness all the way. But poo on you – now I have to wait a bit before I can post my rendition. ;)

  40. Brian Matiash July 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Love the shot, babe. Shifty goodness all the way. But poo on you – now I have to wait a bit before I can post my rendition. ;)

  41. Brad Sloan July 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Just dooooo it  +Brian Matiash. You know you want to. 

  42. Brad Sloan July 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Just dooooo it  +Brian Matiash. You know you want to.

  43. Celso Carvalho July 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Great shot and beautiful light ;)

  44. Celso Carvalho July 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Great shot and beautiful light ;)

  45. Nicole S. Young July 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash It will be cool to see yours, since your processing style is so different than mine. :)

  46. Nicole S. Young July 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash It will be cool to see yours, since your processing style is so different than mine. :)

  47. Bob Lussier July 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Great shot +Nicole S. Young! Makes me want to dust of my 24mm T/S and hit the road looking for decay! And good on you for beating +Brian Matiash to the punch. YOu set the bar pretty high!

  48. Bob Lussier July 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Great shot +Nicole S. Young! Makes me want to dust of my 24mm T/S and hit the road looking for decay! And good on you for beating +Brian Matiash to the punch. YOu set the bar pretty high!

  49. John De Bord July 13, 2012 at 12:58 am - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young Excellent! hey thanks!

  50. John De Bord July 13, 2012 at 12:58 am - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young Excellent! hey thanks!

  51. John Zeweniuk July 13, 2012 at 4:00 am - Reply

    beautiful and full of character

  52. John Zeweniuk July 13, 2012 at 4:00 am - Reply

    beautiful and full of character

  53. Marko Luomala July 13, 2012 at 5:42 am - Reply

    A truly magnificent church. I think the churches are really beautiful and it is also interesting

  54. Frida July 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful church so full of character. Beautiful light and textures.

  55. Tom Anderson July 22, 2012 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Love this one :)

  56. Tom Anderson July 22, 2012 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Love this one :)

  57. Nicole S. Young July 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Tom! :)

  58. Nicole S. Young July 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Tom! :)

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