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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

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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.

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  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful church and nice lighting!

  • Thank you very much Eivor :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonover 4 years ago

    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.

    – Richard G Witham

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    super, super light and shadow on this beauty!!!!!!! Great capture!!!!!

  • What a great comment Lois, thank you :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonover 4 years ago

    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.

  • anisja
    anisjaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image . And an extraordinary beautiful construction.

  • Thanks again Anisja for you nice comments and fave’s :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • John Fish
    John Fishover 4 years ago

    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.

  • Petrit  Metohu
    Petrit Metohuover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful work!!!

  • Thank you very much Pekomeri for you wonderful comments.

    – Richard G Witham

  • Stephanie Jo Witham Juárez
    Stephanie Jo W...over 4 years ago

    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.

    – Richard G Witham

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 4 years ago

    On my bucket list to visit – this is a beautiful capture

  • Thank you very much Barbara.

    – Richard G Witham

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the lovely butterfly comment Gina

    – Richard G Witham

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