Chapel of the Holy Cross Vortex in Sedona

by Kristi Hines · Arizona, Sedona


So how does a Catholic church get in the mix with New Age? The Chapel of the Holy Cross is known as one of the strongest vortexes – a place where you can feel a strong energy filled with love, happiness, and oneness with nature. I can’t say I felt anything out of the ordinary, but we didn’t go up to the church itself. Maybe on the next trip I’ll have to do a little less with my camera and more with my spiritual being. 🙂

Chapel of the Holy Cross Sedona Vortex

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust


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Lioman

Impressive building and impressive picture. I want to visit that church.
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Stephanie Suesan Smith

What a beautiful place. It must have been really hard to build such a church without destroying the surroundings. I bet everything had to be packed in from a long way away, too. Really nice shot.
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Scott Webb

Awesome shot of this outstanding work of Architecture. The integration of built and natural form is amazing. As I said great photo too!
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Dave DiCello

That’s gotta be the most unique church I’ve ever seen, and the POV you’ve captured it from is perfect! Excellent work Kristi!
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Ryan Sexton

This church amazes me every time I see it, great shot.
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Jim Nix

wow such a great photo and a great find! Jim

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A.Barlow

Nice POV on this shot! It’s funny, took me a 2nd look to notice the actual cross in the building design.
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Chris Frailey

Nice shot Kristi. I’m not sure I have ever had a vortex experience in Sedona. 🙂 You can’t beat the views though.
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Chris DeAngelis

Cool shot. Very interesting architecture!
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John Manuel

I don’t know about the vortex, but I like the angle you shot this from. I’m guessing your angle and low perspective has hidden some (a lot?) of the chapel. Makes it look like a monolith and very imposing. Great shot!
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Kristi Hines

That’s actually about all you can see from the front with the way it’s built into the rocks John. 🙂 I think if you shoot from the side, you can see how far back it goes though.

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Bob Lussier

Great comp and I love the processing! Its a very fascinating subject. Any chance you shot the interior?
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Kristi Hines

No, we didn’t go inside on this trip. But I probably will on the next trip. 🙂

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Mark Garbowski

Cool. Like Bob, I’d love to see the inside too if you can manage it for us.
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Kristi Hines

I will definitely manage it the next time I’m up there Mark. 🙂

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Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Great shot of the church Kristi! I have a wider angle of it. I want to get back to Sedona one day. http://scottwyden.com/church-in-the-rock-in-black-white/
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Kristi Hines

Thanks for sharing Scott – it’s awesome! I didn’t have a good cloud day, so I decided to shoot it closer. Maybe next time. 🙂

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Toad Hollow Photography

Wow, what an amazing place! Great capture, Kristi! That cross seems to come right from the ground and it heads straight for Heaven, if you’ll pardon the expression here! Wonderful photo, my friend!
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Irene Haas

Kristi, I believe holding that camera may well be filling your spirit! Sharing the beauty you see by using your awesome talent and gift of eye, definitely improves my spirit. Thank you!

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