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St. Francis

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 5 August 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

We have this wonderful statue of St. Francis in our back yard. (I got it for Ellie for Mother's Day many years ago.) Recently I saw this incredible evening light falling on it. My original intention was to present it in monochrome. However, the warm quality of the light seemed to call for color.
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The following quote seems to speak eloquently to the people of Iran.

"We suffer from an incurable malady: hope."
- Mahmoud Darwish,
Palestinian poet

NIKON D300 1/640 second F/6.3 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great light, toning , processing ...

5 Aug 2009 5:15am

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice, wonderful light, excellent capture

5 Aug 2009 5:29am

@Yvon: Merci.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I like St. Francis because he also is an animal lover! Beautiful lighting on the statue and you're right to hold on to these warm colors of the light!

5 Aug 2009 6:18am

@Monique: Thank you. He also was passionately committed to the poor.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the light here. Very nice :)

5 Aug 2009 6:36am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Yes, very pleasing warm light. I feel that I am in your garden at the end of the day!

5 Aug 2009 6:52am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie. And thanks for your July 27th post.

zOOm from Paris, France

He is one of my favorite saints, probably because of his love for animals I guess.

5 Aug 2009 7:44am

@zOOm: His simplicity of life is a model for all of us.

LM from France

very nice , the tone and the colors are perfect. well done

5 Aug 2009 7:54am

@LM: Merci.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Superb colors and light !

5 Aug 2009 8:15am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Merci, Marie.

khadi from New Delhi, India

The warm light works beautifully for this photo -- it gives it an air of timelessness and peace.

5 Aug 2009 8:52am

@khadi: Thank you.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice shot. Good details and light.

5 Aug 2009 8:54am

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A picture full of calm and peace! quite Occasion! vacation period and also thoughts!

5 Aug 2009 9:01am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci, Mathilde.

masoud from tehran, Iran

excellent shot , very nice

5 Aug 2009 10:08am

@masoud: Thank you.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I love it when all the conditions are right to bring us that "evening glow." This is a lovely, peaceful photo. I like the greenery in the background, too.

5 Aug 2009 10:56am

@Lesley: Thanks, Les. When I noticed that light, I dropped everything and grabbed my camera.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic Bright Warm Light on this marvelous Statue of St. Francis, I adore him...thank you :)

5 Aug 2009 11:24am

@Lorraine: Thank you, Lorraine.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Definitely color. ;-) Very nice shot.

5 Aug 2009 12:53pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

You were absolutely right to keep that wonderful warm light! Beautiful statue!

5 Aug 2009 1:19pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

The light is perfect, great choice to make full use of it. I like how the spiny brush and dof frame around St. Francis.
Very pleasing image.

5 Aug 2009 1:37pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Michael from Los Angeles, United States

Very nice shot and a good choice of subject. Looks like you took the shot at just right the moment of twilight.

5 Aug 2009 1:40pm

@Michael: Thanks. You certainly can't dilly-dally; it didn't last long.

cindy brown from United States

Very Beautiful! Gives you a sense of peace:)

5 Aug 2009 1:46pm

@cindy brown: Thanks, Cindy.

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Yes worth keeping in color, that warm light has a great effect on the statue.....

5 Aug 2009 1:57pm

@LESLIE: Thanks, Leslie.

rem_la from Villiers, France

un apotre fort bien éclairé !

5 Aug 2009 1:58pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

wonderful warmth in the light!

5 Aug 2009 2:26pm

@Ian Bramham: Thanks, Ian.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Wonderful light and a beautiful statue. Great shot

5 Aug 2009 3:00pm

@Hema Iyer: Thank you.

don Wiley from Spokane, United States

The warm light certainly adds to the statue's charm. What a nice piece of art work to have in your yard. Nice shot.

5 Aug 2009 3:14pm

@don Wiley: Thanks, Don.

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture

5 Aug 2009 3:15pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Nice light!

5 Aug 2009 3:19pm

Ninni from Sweden

Marvellous light!

5 Aug 2009 4:11pm

@Ninni: Thank you; it was pretty incredible.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

Such a thoughtful gift and I too love the warm tones

5 Aug 2009 4:16pm

@Diane Schuller: Thank you. Ellie and I are very fortunate; our tastes are quite similar. Actually her taste is better than mine, but I tend to like everything that she does.

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing how things that we see almost everyday look so different one day all of a sudden like you are seeing them for the first time.

5 Aug 2009 4:21pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

St-François et les petits oiseaux, splendide statue de bois, où le détail crée la vie.

5 Aug 2009 5:01pm

@Alivia: Thanks, Dane.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bien belle lumière sur ce Saint

5 Aug 2009 6:25pm

@Sof: Oui. Merci.

Vanilla Wine from United States

nice lightening , well done

5 Aug 2009 6:55pm

@Vanilla Wine: Thank you.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful stue of this saint, jack, the light is beautiful!
friendships!

5 Aug 2009 7:11pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Perhaps our saint could be presented in gold tone monochrome : ] best...jerry

5 Aug 2009 7:35pm

@ordinaryimages: I figure that when you get light like this, don't mess with it!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The colour is nice, and as you mentioned the warm tones.
Beautiful shot.

5 Aug 2009 8:30pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Yes, nicely captured. Soft light. Beautiful.

5 Aug 2009 8:33pm

Richard Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

The light really bring out the special colour qualities, nice one

5 Aug 2009 10:34pm

@Richard Irwin: Thanks, Richard. It didn't last long, but it certainly was special while it lasted. Another reason to always have a camera ready.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful light in this image.

5 Aug 2009 11:13pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Really beautiful and I think you made the right choice to go for color. ♥

5 Aug 2009 11:33pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

you're right, the light is wonderful......nice work!!

5 Aug 2009 11:57pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

No garden would be complete without St. Francis! The warm tomes of this are beautiful and seem fitting for this gentle Saint.

6 Aug 2009 1:39pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful warm light ! fine details !

6 Aug 2009 5:12pm

@Anna.C: Merci, Anna.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent light and texture. Nice work

8 Aug 2009 5:10am