This is Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan. It's a Polish ethnic parish and one my ancestors were founding members of. Epiphany, officially January 6 but celebrated this year on Sunday January 8, marks the end of the Christmas season for the Catholic church. In most Catholic churches in America that would mark the end of the Christmas decorations. However, the Poles leave their churches decorated until Candlemas, February 2nd. In keeping with the Polish tradition, Sweetest Heart will remain decorated until Candlemas.
I had the opportunity to photograph the church this week in all its holiday splendor. You absolutely must click on this image and view it larger to truly appreciate it. This view shows sections of the main altar and the north side altar (Mary's altar).
I used a wide angle lens (17-85mm zoom) on my Rebel to get this shot and then played with the perspective/distortion controls in Photoshop to remove the lens distortion that resulted. Then I cropped the uneven edges and sharpened the image using the Unsharp Mask tool. No color correction was necessary.
More photos from Sweetest Heart to follow in the next few days.