Reflections of the Crucifixion of Christ

Reflections of the crucifixion_Santo Domingo de la Calzada

If you have followed the blog for a while you will know that we, Bill and I, walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostela not that long ago.  I am still processing images, and enjoying reliving the days of our walk. During our time  in Santo Domino de la Calzada we had visited the church, and then the museum.  Both were fascinating, are filled with history and artifacts dating back many hundreds of  years.

While museums can be interesting, with lots of things to see and learn about, the stories about the past helping me to imagine what life might have been like during a different times. But visually/photographically they can be a little dull. In some places no photos are allowed, in others lighting is restrictive, and often items are arranged in such a way to make uninteresting photos. With those challenges I often look for reflections to add to the composition. Reflections add a dimension to the image, lifting it from imagination of what photography can be about.

In this image we can see both sides of the Ivory Crucifixion. and because of the light shining on this item it is separated from all the other subject and the room around it, highlighting it in a way that emphasises it’s importance.


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