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Twilight, Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014
01-FEB-2014

Twilight, Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014

I used a 24mm wideangle focal length to layer this twilight image, anchoring it to the antique street lamp in the foreground, and then echoing its upward thrust with the spires of St. Louis Cathedral in the background. However the key to this image lies in the single brilliantly illuminated cloud that seems to float out of the lamp and hang motionless over the cathedral within a patch of blue sky. Since the cathedral is a sacred building, the spiritual symbolism of that cloud dominates the image.

FujiFilm X-M1
1/400s f/7.1 at 16.0mm iso800 full exif

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Phil Douglis19-Mar-2014 21:02
Thanks, Brian, for your kind comment. It is appreciated.
Brian McAllister16-Mar-2014 17:28
Excellent work sir! V
Phil Douglis12-Mar-2014 04:34
Thanks, Stephanie. The towering lamp speaks of age, as well as a symbolic crucifix. Add the sole glowing cloud along with the cathedral, and we have multiple spiritual symbols at work in this image.
Stephanie11-Mar-2014 22:04
Fabulous! Love the towering lamp in the foreground! V
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