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Ave Maria

I spent yesterday evening in the serene village of St. Estevem in the Tiswadi taluka of Goa. The sight of the Church of St. Estevem glowing in the warm light of the setting sun is one to treasure.

Facing the church and on a pedestal backed by foliage is a statue of Maria. Although the church was my primary object of photographic interest, I was drawn to this evocative mise-en-scène. The backlit visage of Maria, the shadows in the foliage, and the lack of sufficient isolation of the main subject from its background meant that the colour image did not adequately express my own vision and feeling. The grayscale interpretation, seen below, holds promise and is still a work-in-progress.

The Church of St. Estevem has been featured in an earlier blog post.

Ave Maria in St. Estevem, Goa

Ave Maria in St. Estevem, Goa
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar

 
Church of St. Estevem in St. Estevem, Goa

Church of St. Estevem in St. Estevem, Goa
5D Mark II, TS-E 24L II

 
 
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