Another simple compo ...and it`s very nice
19 Jul 2012 8:44am
How deceptively powerful this image becomes . . we feel more than we see.
19 Jul 2012 9:29am
A beautiful composition, we feel the atmosphere, the light through this window is wonderful!
19 Jul 2012 10:14am
19 Jul 2012 10:25am
a very nice atmophere ! I do like this sorts of pictures !
19 Jul 2012 12:02pm
although Japan "religious" pictures are full of light, colors, joy......here I feel heaviness (pretty but so dark in every sense of the word)
19 Jul 2012 12:30pm
@Veronique: Thanks for your comment. It is a surprise to me since the title is "and the light shineth in darkness." I was particularly moved by the small illuminations on the pews. And I see this as part of my long-standing love affair with the interaction between light and shadow, something I have done many times in Japan (for example here and here and here and here -- well, I could go on and on). It is one of my very favorite subjects. I never think of these photos as dark, because the darkness merely amplifies and beautifies the light.
To me this subject is the closest thing I can imagine to what Christians call grace: the quiet, abiding loveliness that settles gently upon us without intellectual understanding; a quiet illuminating moment of fleeting light.
19 Jul 2012 12:43pm
This is one of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen. The way the soft light grazes the benches is incredible, and so subtle. I get shivers from this one!
19 Jul 2012 3:21pm
I try (and without google translator) to understand... it is about what you feel when there is the light and the darkness and what happens in your deep inner self ? If it's this I can follow you in some way but the Christians ideas - at a certain point - gain on me and kills the beauty (grace or whatever the word) I can feel. And this is why I used heaviness and darkness - not for the light but for the Christian concepts.
I don't think my explanation is very clear....but I tried hard :-))))
19 Jul 2012 5:16pm
@Veronique: Merci beaucoup pour votre deuxième commentaire. Je l'apprécie beaucoup. Tout ce que je peux dire, c'est que nous voyons cette photo de manières très différentes.
And the darkness shines too. best…jf
19 Jul 2012 6:14pm
This is very much a piece of art in every way. One which we do feel just as Ronnie has stated! Excellent sir!
19 Jul 2012 8:01pm
A most beautiful image and rater than searching for more words, I'll reiterate yours. "To me this subject is the closest thing I can imagine to what Christians call grace: the quiet, abiding loveliness that settles gently upon us without intellectual understanding; a quiet illuminating moment of fleeting light."
19 Jul 2012 10:50pm
Beautiful. Love the colors. The diagonal created by the window and the light coming in is strong.
23 Jul 2012 10:04am
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