That’s what immediately sprang to mind when I was post-processing this image — Faith and Hellfire.
- Faith… because the structure is a church.
- Hellfire… because of the sky.
So, by that reasoning, is Faith on fire? Or is Faith holding back the fire? Or do they simply coexist… like yin and yang?
How do you interpret this image? Something else entirely?
And before anyone gets offended and starts breaking out the pitchforks and torches, the lower image is what it looked like prior to post-processing. This was just a self-assigned photography exercise for me. I’ve liked this slab of a church wall ever since I first captured it last March (churches are a favorite photo subject of mine) and I’ve wanted to feature it in a post ever since then, but have hesitated because I found the overcast sky to be completely lifeless and uninteresting — and I’m not one to waste your time with boring images.
Longtime readers will note that the theme of faith and inspiration is new for me. Indeed, my health issues of this past year have pushed me in all sorts of directions — both mentally and physically — and have prompted me to do a lot of deep thinking and soul-searching, some of which I’m exploring here.