Photographer's Note

This is one of the figures on the round colourful pulpit of St Finbarre's Cathedral. Taking the photo was quite a challenge without a tripod, as the cathedral was quite dark. The strong light from the window made me wonder what to do, but there was no POV in which it didn't appear (at least, no interesting POV), so I decided to take the shot all the same and include the light as a relevant element. It might be seen as God's light on the holy man and on the scriptures. Also, it explains why Saint Luke chose this exact point to sit and read: there's enough light to do it! :-) As for the post-processing of the light, obscuring the window and make it greyish would seem unnatural, and the recovery only showed a few small bits of stained glass, so this was my final (and more natural-looking, I think) choice.
St Finbarre was built by the Irish Anglican church in gothic revival style towards the end of the XIX century. There was a medieval cathedral on the site but there's hardly any trace left.
The pulpit portrays St Paul and the four evangelists, being this St Luke (the figure on the foreground is part of the ox which symbolises him). It's one of the most interesting architectural details inside the cathedral.
PP: curves, saturation, shadow & highlight, sharpening, some dodging on the right eye.
Thanks for watching, and have a nice day!

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Viewed: 1955
Points: 4
Additional Photos by Ines Montenegro (abanibi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 48 N: 259] (749)
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