I am working on a longer post on the chiaroscuro effect in churches, but yesterday’s post made me shake my head in wonder. PJ’s shot of the side aisle at the Cathédrale Saint Front in Périgueux is perfection. I stare and it is almost like a painting.
Photography sometimes makes it difficult to appreciate the chiaroscuro effects – our long exposures illumine the darkest areas and we make adjustments to tone down the brightest elements to bring the images into a balance. But here in this shot of Saint Front, PJ has captured and edited the shot magnificently. From the wonderful contrasts in light and dark to the perfection of the diamond of light in the center of the aisle, I am at a loss to describe my admiration.