Here’s another one from what I like to call my dark period, it’s extended from around the time I first started taking photographs to the present day, I suppose it would be fair to say I kinda like the darker side of black and white photography. Some day I will surprise you all with a lovely colourful shot of a butterfly or a baby deer frolicking around in a bed of daisies, until then you will have to make do with these.
I love the pure drama in this shot, I could possibly even say its full of movement. The clouds look like they are almost ready to fall down from the sky and capture everything in their path. Perhaps they are the clouds of the atheist gods [can there be such a thing] trying to knock down the Papal cross. You can just imagine them slowly ganging up in the background, I can’t say they are doing it discreetly, but maybe they think they can’t actually be seen. I’ve got some bad news for you lads, I can see you !
This is probably one of the most sinister skylines I have the pleasure to photograph and before you ask…….it’s completely real, no Photoshop tricks have been used in any way. You should know at this stage that I refuse to use Photoshop to alter my photographs, what you see is exactly what I saw.
If you look really closely around the base of the cross there are lots of tiny dots, some would call them human beings but to me, they are just dots. They are humans though.
The cross is still standing by the way, the clouds obviously didn’t launch their attack.
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2 thoughts on “The Papal Cross in The Phoenix Park”
Wow. That’s intense. Amazing.
Thanks Mr. Gibb