We’re all drawn to the light; whether it’s the translucent tapestries of stained glass windows of Sainte Chapelle, or the setting sun melting into the Mediterranean, or brilliant beams of sunlight radiating into St. Peter’s cupola, we can’t help but want to preserve that moment when the light is "just right" and thus we persevere until we get that “Kodak moment” captured forever – sometimes with surprisingly delightful results!
Have you ever captured a most resplendent light in your photography not fully realizing it was there to begin with but when you looked closely, you discovered an enchanting glow or a brilliant light shining its way into the frame? Suddenly, ordinary subjects are transformed into radiant spectacles!
Well, this happens to me quite often and although some of it is intentional, I know some of it is not and therefore, I present to you a new series of photog posts that not only capture those fleeting moments of magic, but also shed a little more “light,” so to speak, on the fascinating subjects in my viewfinder. Who knows, it may just be a little divine intervention!
Throughout Europe and the rest of the world, there are infinite opportunities to capture your own brand of light magic, you just need to seek out the "light." Come along and explore my effulgent European escapades in search of captivating light and tapestries of luminous luster!
In search of the light in the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano – Rome, Italy
Look closely in the upper left and you'll find a most heavenly light shining in bright, unbroken beams as we look to the High Altar in San Giovanni in Rome.
|Inside the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome.|
|Bronze gate in the Chapel of the Corsini Princes – San Giovanni.|
The softest pink hues highlight the magnificent sculptural details in the dome of the Lancellotti Chapel.
|Looking toward the heavens in the Lancellotti Chapel – San Giovanni.|
|Tomb of Pope Leo XIII – San Giovanni, Rome|