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Three Marys  #1  by David Fink
November 14, 2004 David Fink

"Three Marys" #1 by David Fink

Antonia graciously agreed to help in this attempt to depict three women, each named Mary, who figure prominently (though in vastly different proportions) in Christian history, spirituality, and devotion.

This first is Mary of Bethany -- sister of Lazarus and Martha, who surprised her siblings by anointing Jesus with costly oil when he visited their household.

I've tried to edit these "Marys" by imparting a bit of "holy glow" (via Gaussian blur to feathered selection in Photoshop).

FujiFilm FinePix S2 Pro ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4

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kodak_challenge16-Nov-2004 00:30
Right . . . Catholic . . . . no irony . . . . Well, you've done a good job with the composition, and it's all very symetrical and well thought out, and the finger points to the egg very nicely :-) kind regards, jono
kodak_challenge15-Nov-2004 12:24
Thanks for the comments. No irony intended. Of course everyone should and does bring something different to the viewing. We Catholics *do* tend to go a little overboard with the Mary thing! :-) I just thought these three served the theme pretty well. DF
kodak_challenge15-Nov-2004 11:17
HI David - due to our obvious cultural differences I think it's reasonable to ask whether you're being ironic :-)
Kind Regards - Jono
Guest 15-Nov-2004 04:27
The gaussian glow is very evocative. Is it sacreligious to find humor in this scenario?!
Guest 15-Nov-2004 00:17
Hi David,

Love the color, love the "glamour" look and what a great theme! Beautiful work! - Albert