Monday, February 12, 2007

Archive #4

This is the Cathedral in Valladolid in the Yucatan photographed in February, 1994. I worked on a long project of photographing the 16th century churches in Mexico and the Cathedral isn't from the 16th century but instead the 18th. Still it sits on the main plaza in Valladolid and is a built solidly like a fort. We were wandering around in the church and found our way back to this room. Who would miss out on photographing this wonderful light just because the church missed the criteria by a couple of hundred years.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Billie - That photograph is so fabulous! The light is "unworldly" to me! So appropriate........
Barb

Tommy Williams said...

As usual, I'll ignore the main point of the article and ask about a tiny bit you threw in there about taking photos of something that was outside the parameters of your project.

My problem is that I have no project and no focus: I just shoot all kinds of things like a dilettante.

But I still wonder about balancing the need to focus on the "rules" of the project against the other photographic opportunities that show up while you're working on the project.

Jonna said...

I know that Cathedral, it has a strange feel to me, almost spooky. Did you notice the life size statue of Jesus by the door at the middle of the church? He has very long, black, human hair and it blows in the breeze coming through the doors. I always wonder about the story that must go with that hair.

Those certainly look like some nice pasta tiles though.

Working Gringa said...

hmmmm....beautiful. that light says "Yucatan" to me...