This is a photograph of a mid-nineteenth century Catholic Church in a local French-Canadian 'village'. It is a very modest Catholic Church whose bells chime for all the significant events of its parishioners.
Until I lived close to a church with steeple and bells, I did not realize that the chiming is different for each event. I have come to know by the chime if it is signalling a call to church, a funeral, a baptism, a marriage, or the chime for the noon hour and 6:00 p.m. Not a religious person nor a Catholic at first I considered them a disruption to the sounds of the countryside, but with time I have grown to hold them dear and appreciate their signals. I'm sure they are treasured by the locals who know their ancestors lived their lives and adjusted their schedules to the ringing of the bells.
Below is a photograph of the church shot as I stand on a hill behind its cemetery. Nothing has been edited. The second image is the same photograph where I have overlayed one of my own photos of an expanse of sky and clouds and added a background texture procured from the web. As you can see the photo has also been cropped to edit out the hydro/telephone pole, etc.
Just thought you might be interested in what a little editing can do. Some may prefer the original, but I am rather 'taken' with the effect of the textured version, finding it looks rather like it may have been taken in a village in Europe. What do you think? (In a comment below, Friko says that this steeple is not the age or style of what would be found in Europe. I defer to her knowledge. Oh dear... forgive me Friko - I know not of what I speak!)