Lord, Save Us

December 03, 2021  •  1 Comment

Blog 21 12 03 Lord Save UsBlog 21 12 03 Lord Save UsCopyright 2020 Paul Grayson AMDG

Notre-Dame de Dives-sur-Mer was built in 1087, allegedly by William the Conqueror, following his victory over the Saxon monarchy of England. It has survived many periods of damage and restoration, starting with the depredations of the English during the 100 Years War, after which its reconstruction was delayed by the Black Death. A Huguenot army vandalised it during the French Wars of Religion and it was pillaged, for the last time, in 1793 during The French Revolution. Amazingly, it did not suffer any damage in the Battle for Normandy in 1944.

 

It has been more gently cared for in the last 100 years, with respectful restoration continuing since 1990 and is currently adapting to its latest challenge, the Covid plague. This ISO 8000 image tries to capture the tension between necessary isolation and the need to maintain community, the ecclesia.

 

Settings

 

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Drive Mode: Single

Focal Length: 24mm 

Auto Focus-Area Mode: Single

Aperture: f/9

Shutter Speed: 1/100s

Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority

Exposure Compensation: 0.0 EV

Metering: Pattern

ISO Sensitivity: 8000

Format: Raw

Mounted on Monopod

Place : Notre-Dame de Dives-sur-Mer, Normandie, France 

Year: 2020

Copyright Paul Grayson 2021 All Rights Reserved


 


Comments

Eric Bontemps(non-registered)
Curieuse impression : l'image nous entraîne vers l'autel. Les chaises espacées donnent l'impression de personnages.
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