Thursday, June 23, 2011

Santuario de Guadalupe Prayers


Santa Fe, New Mexico

My first thought was it's nice praying statue then I saw the man on his knees praying below and I thought together they make an interesting picture. I wish I could have taken more time or even used a tripod but I didn't want to disturb the praying man.

Santuario de Guadalupe was built by Franciscan missionaries between 1776 and 1795, this is the oldest shrine in the United States to Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico.

14 comments:

  1. I agree, they do make an interesting picture. Very nice shot.

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  2. The man gives a lot of strength to the picture.He seems so devout.

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  3. Excellent James. Love it. How is everything going?

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  4. Great church and excellent with the praying man. I agree, it's a delicate balance to photograph those situations. Looks like your settling into your new location!

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  5. A contrast of identities. Love the photos.

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  6. Love the dramatic and "heavenly" lighting of the first image and the perspective and scale of the second. Both have much to communicate about our place in the universe!

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  7. There is light dancing all around in these images, and yet the details remain clear. Both photos are stellar, but I think the second tells a more compelling story, James.

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  8. Very nice shots! Love the light flooding through the window on the floor!
    Thanks for sharing, James;o)

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    Hope you are having a nice and happy weekend****

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  9. Very fine, James. As Francisca wrote, the second image tells a compelling story.

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  10. Great job James. You are an artist.

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  11. "Devotion"
    wow James, wonderful pictures, this place is full of lights and peace!
    Léia

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  12. Loneliness - especially the first one . . . before I noticed the statue has company.

    Lucy

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  13. It says "resonance" to me - love the concept of mirroring here!

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