Today we are featuring another shot continuing our examination of the wonderful chiaroscuro effects that we see in the Romanesque churches in France and Spain.
This shot of the doorway was the result of an accident. The church in this little Auvergnat town was the third we had shot in the day and after two hours, I was exhausted and finished. While PJ continued to shoot in the apse area, I packed up my equipment and sat down to rest. At some point my gaze turned to the door and this is what I saw. Five minutes later, the equipment was set up and I took this single shot. The way the light from the doorway modeled the stone font and the arch of the south wall is marvelous.