Monday, January 10, 2011

Archive Photo of the Day: Mary Mother of Light

Mary Mother of Light, originally uploaded by The Bacher Family.
Our friend Diane's mother collects Christmas creches, so when we visited her house for a Christmas party, I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of this beautiful crystal version. I took the photos in color, of course, but in the amber light of the room, the glass just appears muddy in that version. I like it much better in black and white, which emphasizes the patterns of light both within the glass and in the room around it. I also like the way the narrow depth of field emphasizes Mary while diffracting the background into abstraction.

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