Forgive Them... - Virginia by Larry3

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I was trying to find a church to go to out side the Quantico Marine Base and came across a life size statue of Christ on the Cross. I traveled about 35 minutes on this two lane highway and was about to turn around when I spotted the cross. It was high noon when I shot this; the worst time for photography, but I knew I was never going to pass this way again. Shot with the idea of being a witness to the event . Also low angle took out any phone wires and traffic. I added the effect years later, taking the idea of being there to the next step. This was the moment Jesus gave up his spirit. Taken with Mamiya 645, 50mm lens, F11@30
Feature in Religious Art And Photography


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A retired US Marine Corps Officer and award winning photographer. Since 1983 I’ve been working in Hollywood as an actor/director, mostly involved in theater. I also shoot Actor Head-shots in Hollywood and work as a Videographer and editor.

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  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    Powerful and dramatic Larry :)

  • Thank you

    – Larry3

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    Powerful and dramatic Larry :)

  • Thank you again

    – Larry3

  • Ashli Zis
    Ashli Zisover 4 years ago

    Very strong, love it!

  • I’m happy how it turned out also

    – Larry3

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddover 4 years ago

    It’s a fantastic effect and shows that a picture is never a wasted shot!

  • Thanks for commenting and the visit

    – Larry3

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    brilliantly done

  • Many thanks – you have many brilliant works yourself.

    – Larry3

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

    Amazing and an instant favorite!

  • My reaction exactly when I added the effect I wanted – I’m still affected by the image years later. I’m glad it’s your favorite also – God Bless

    – Larry3

  • John Samson
    John Samsonover 4 years ago

    Can’t believe just “driving along” and saw this!
    Great stuff.

  • The the first time – I often see things in an instant that I know I like and it might take several hours to weeks before I figure out why and release the shutter. My latest work “Cemetery Wall” was spotted as I drove by.

    – Larry3

  • EllEssDee
    EllEssDeeover 4 years ago

    Strong image,strong colour.I really like this.Lee.

  • Its a favorite of many people, including me. Thanks for taking the time to comment

    – Larry3

  • Thunderfox
    Thunderfoxover 4 years ago

    Love the purple Sun!

  • Thank you – actually it’s Jesus releasing his spirit to The Father

    – Larry3

  • Carl M. Moore
    Carl M. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Very nice pic & effects done to it. Must been a sign for you while you was about to turn around.

  • Must have been – thanks for taking the time to comment

    – Larry3

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