Lord, Save Us
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.
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
Shutter Speed: 1/100s
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure Compensation: 0.0 EV
ISO Sensitivity: 8000
Mounted on Monopod
Place : Notre-Dame de Dives-sur-Mer, Normandie, France
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Curieuse impression : l'image nous entraîne vers l'autel. Les chaises espacées donnent l'impression de personnages.
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