Bravo to Lorraine and Mike!

We have concluded our entries for the shutter speed challenge and I thank everyone who took the time to enter a photo.

I thought it would be nice to give a shout-out to Lorraine and Mike.  I have known Lorraine for years as we worked together at the hospital but she has only recently started doing photography after joining the CWPC.  Her husband Mike, on the other hand, is an accomplished photographer and quite the techy when it comes to a knowledge base about why things work the way they do.  They both share the desire for perfection in their shots and will go to all lengths to get it… and how fun that they are able to share this hobby!

Now they have taken it a step further and have used their photographic skills to document some significant happenings at the local church in Rowlett.  The original Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Rowlett was built in 1899 and the dedication took place on July 22, 1900.
SnowyChurch

Evidently Mike dropped by  to ask if they would mind if he photographed their historic old church and got the “go ahead”.

As Lorraine says… “Mike is really the main one taking the photos for this church. I go with him when I can and get a few shots here and there.

The two-photo collage of the church was the church secretary’s idea. She liked the idea of having a “his and hers” collage. I took the top photo and Mike took the bottom photo 46 seconds later.

The church secretary, Diane has been very welcoming and really appreciates our photos. Others will sometimes stop us when we are there to express their appreciation for the photos. Everyone is always so nice, making this such an enjoyable experience.”

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Rowlett on February 13, 2014. The world-famous statue was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim and the arrival of the statue to the church was documented by Lorraine and Mike.

(Be sure to click on the photo to see in a larger format!)

“The church wanted a collage for the event we photographed back in February
with the statue visiting the church. Mike got that done and framed it
and took it to them a few weeks ago and they really liked it and have it
hanging in the foyer before you go into the sanctuary. The collage has a
mixture of the photos taken by Mike and I. The priest came out when we
took it in and seemed very happy with it as well.”

http://www.capturedallas.com/users/Lorraine/albums/the-old-church

http://www.capturedallas.com/users/mficarra/albums/the-old-church

http://www.capturedallas.com/galleries/1306

“Mike was asked to go take some photos of them replacing
the cross on the historic church at Sacred Heart.  He went there at
7:00am and photographed the event.  They were very happy with his photos
and put them in the church bulletin.  Today was the anniversary of this
old church and used a photo he had taken for this as well.”

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_ficarra/sets/72157645432027877/Mike’s “Cross Raising” album on Flickr

Thank you Lorraine and Mike for allowing me to share your accomplishment with the Crazy Women!  We certainly never know where our photography may lead us and the people we will meet along the way.  Bravo for your fine work!  Your photography will go down in history!

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8 thoughts on “Bravo to Lorraine and Mike!

    • Thank you Fay! It is nice to be able to share photography with Lorraine. I tried for years to get her interested in photography but never could. Somehow you were able to pull it off. A big thank you for that!

    • Fay,
      Thank you so much for your kind comments! All your encouragement, hard work and time with leading this club is greatly appreciated!! I am really enjoying photography and am trying to find a way to spend more time with it! Thanks again for everything!!

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