Title: The Glowing Temple

Capture Date/Time: May 27 2007 11:06
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/8 - 1/250 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

I finally made it up to Wilmette early enough to catch a shot of the Bahai Temple when the sunlight would be perfect for polarization. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!

9 commentsAdd yours

05.28.07/10:50 PM tim said:

ahhh it was a holiday? I had to work. nice shot! the light was perfect.

05.29.07/07:55 AM Yvette said:

Well done! The colors and light are wonderful.

05.29.07/03:29 PM Mary said:


06.10.07/10:38 AM Hope said:

This is one of my absolute favorite places to go. On occasion I'm there just to take in all the intricacies of the architecture and clear my mind. It's a hike from the city, but it's always worth it. Even in the middle of the night. You captured it well.

06.13.07/08:10 AM Armando said:

Nice photo!! Pretty interesting building.

10.30.07/06:53 PM Phil Ott said:

I've never seen such a beautiful building before,I would like to know where it is?
It is indeed a great shot,perfect in every detail.

02.19.08/09:18 AM Emily said:

Fantastic photo of the Baha'i House of Worship! The colors are wonderfully rich. (How do you polarize a photo?)

02.19.08/10:13 AM Lorraine Manifold said:

Yes, beautiful shot! It's of the Baha'i House of Worship located in Wilmette Illinois, just North of Chicago. Definitely worth a visit!

02.19.08/10:55 AM Vijay said:

Archie, Thank you for taking a beautiful picture of the Baha'i Temple. What a wonderful picture you've taken of the second Baha'i House of Worship in the world(First of the 7 existing, second of the Nine?)?

If you didn't know that was the First Largest pre-fabricated concrete structure in U.S.(Not sure if there is any other structure now).

NY Times: "The gleaming white stone temple, designed by the French-Canadian Louis Bourgeois and completed in 1953, is essentially a soaring nine-sided 135-foot dome, draped in a delicate lacelike facade, that reveals the Eastern influence of the Bahá'í faith's native Iran."