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Entryway to the main church at the San Xavier del Bac Mission in Arizona also known as the White Dove of the desert.
Olympus E-3, 14 mm, 1/30 Sec, f/11
Copyright © 2010 Richard G. Witham All rights reserved
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My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.
Beautiful church and nice lighting!
Thank you very much Eivor :-)
– Richard G Witham
Oh, how I do love this image. Wonderful warm light, perfect framing and sky colour. Well done. Instant fave. Cheers, S.
Thank you very much for the wonderful comments Sandra. We do get some amazing light in the desert, and this church really seemed to glow.
super, super light and shadow on this beauty!!!!!!! Great capture!!!!!
What a great comment Lois, thank you :-)
Yes, I agree about the desert light – it can be very provocative. I loved the images I have brought back from Mexico over the years. It’s almost impossible to bring back a bad shot from there. Cheers, s.
Beautiful image . And an extraordinary beautiful construction.
Thanks again Anisja for you nice comments and fave’s :-)
what a fantastic combination of forms in the beautiful photo. It’s almost as if the same sculpture carved out the cactus as the architecture. The light lays over this scene so beautifully.
Absolutely beautiful work!!!
Thank you very much Pekomeri for you wonderful comments.
This is wonderfully taken!!! I love the contrast with the marbled sky and the church, it almost looks as if it was painted on the background.
What a wonderful comment Stephanie. Thank you! It was hard to get the sky with all that light coming from the side, so I had to take two exposures, one for the sky and one for the facade and then layer them together. I’ll try to upload a close up of the carvings on the facade later. They’re pretty awesome.
On my bucket list to visit – this is a beautiful capture
Thank you very much Barbara.
Thanks for the lovely butterfly comment Gina
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