I rarely enter a church to pray, but I know how to look up and appreciate a great architecture when I see one.
This is Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon, Bohol considered to be one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines, built by the Jesuits in 1595. This is located at the front of the Blood Compact Monument (adjacent street), a tribute to the sealed friendship of Chieftain Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
I am into old architectures, especially those that are close to ruin. Such structure excudes so much historical value and great stories to tell. If only these walls could talk, they'll tell me everything. But I must admit, taking photos of old structures is quite difficult for me. There's this challenge of making a dull-looking building look great and alive in photos, making other people see what is difficult to see in a one-dimensional image. Choosing the appropriate angle is crucial.
Photography is just an approximation of reality, one may not show everything, but at least, showcasing its best façade becomes a great challenge.
I took this shot using a Nikkor AF-S 55-200 mm lens, but still got uncomfortable with the chosen angle. The church is in front of a national highway and the space was not enough to get a long shot so I crossed the street and took the shot from there.