Monday, June 11, 2007

The light that guides us

I’ve always enjoyed taking photographs. I am one of those people who feels more comfortable being a watcher, along the fringes of the world, rather than being knee-deep in the fray. I don’t do well with pictures of people for some reason, I just can’t ever capture them well enough like other photographers can. My eye tends to prefer doors, windows and facades – and especially churches of all types (the older, the better).

Luckily, in Thessaloniki, I have a lion’s share of Byzantine churches all around me. Despite the fact that I am not a religious person, I feel at one with churches when I am looking at them through the camera. There are so many details, and so much hidden beauty everywhere on the exteriors and interiors of these buildings. So when I went to a wedding at Agios Demetrios this weekend, I totally ignored the bride and groom and reveled in the details of this magnificent church. When I got back home to examine my photographic booty, I discovered one of the best pictures I had ever taken – one of my favorites, at least – that came out so well thanks to the extra lighting in the church for the wedding video. I hope you like it too. (click on the picture to see larger versions)



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2 comments:

susan said...

That is beautiful. The next time there are people in front of you, just imagine you're looking at a stained glass window.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Very beautiful! I love churches too even though I am not religious. There is just something so beautiful about them. Enjoy wedding season! :)