Is the Light in and Around Religious Buildings Different ?
It makes no sense scientifically but as I’m always looking for photographic opportunities I’m always looking at light.
See what you think of this photograph . . .
Photography is, of course, all about light, it makes or breaks a shot.
It can also be your enemy as well as your friend as depending on the direction it can make shots difficult at best or impossible at worst.
This was a tricky shot due to the light etc, it worked but just look at those rays of light . . .
Hopefully you can see what I mean now, the light I encounter in churchyards seems so often different to elsewhere.
If you have religious beliefs then there’s an easy answer . . .
Myself, I wonder whether it’s because everything seems different when you stand looking at an old church - I think it makes you think and feel differently.
Perhaps the fact you stand a look you’re more likely to see and experience things.
Perhaps the nature of a churchyard makes you aware of your own mortality which in turn makes you think deeper thoughts.
Whatever your personal beliefs I do believe that when people stand in wonderful spots such as above you do think and feel differently, things take on a different light . . . in some cases quite literally.