Walls thick as mountains
Stones I’ve laid and fixed with mud
Vanquished by the light

Window of a convent photographed at the San Xavier del Bac mission in Arizona, USA

FEATURED in Postcard Style August 2010

Olympus E-3, 14 mm, 1/5 Sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
Light enhanced with Photoshop CS5

Copyright © 2010 Richard G. Witham All rights reserved

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adobe, christian, cross, haiku, inspirationa, poetry, san xavier del bac, window ventana, mission series

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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  • Vesna *
    Vesna *almost 4 years ago

    fantasy in 2D
    phenomenal photo Richard

  • Thank you Vesna for your wonderful comments :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, awesome work Richard!!

  • Thank you very much Joni :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • monaiman
    monaimanalmost 4 years ago

    wow .. great work Richard !!!

  • Thank you very much Mona :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • mnkreations
    mnkreationsalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning. Love the shadow of the cross in the window.

  • Yes; this mission has a lot of neat architectural details throughout the church and convent like these cross shaped window frames. Thank you very much for your attention and great comments :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickialmost 4 years ago

    Outstanding image! Perfect!

  • Thank you very much Mojca :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 4 years ago

    Wow, this is incredible!

  • Thank you very much Parmi :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 4 years ago

    one of the most beautiful sights Richard ~ the light is simply divine & the “walls thick as mountains” puts this into another realm ~ bravo!!! xxx

  • What a wonderful comment Linda, thank you!

    – Richard G Witham

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing how you captured the light coming in through the window! Wonderful work, Richard!

  • Thank you Eivor. It wasn’t easy due to all the contrast, but the interior light was a help. Of course, I enhanced the light rays in Photoshop.

    – Richard G Witham

  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...almost 4 years ago

    Excellent imagery

  • Thank you very much Paul :-)

    – Richard G Witham

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