Road cleared for the time being

The featured image today clearly has a religious theme. I photographed this for a competition in May this year – a lockdown project. I wanted to shoot something in poor light and to post-process it with a sepia look. I staged the photo at night, with curtains drawn, on a dark wooden table. The sole illumination was two candles which, when photographed, radiated light pleasingly. The candles illuminated the pages of a Bible open at Isaiah 56: ‘The salvation of the Gentiles’. Keeping the pages open were a rosary and a bookmark. As a backdrop, I used a cross, two missals and a New Testament.

The photo was, once more, taken using my Pentax K-1 with a 24-70 mm lens at ISO 100, aperture f/8 at a focal length of 31mm and a shutter speed of 30 seconds.

I used this photo today because I wrote three chapters yesterday with a distinctly theological flavour. The atheist, Jennifer, while at the dance, apologises to Gareth, the faith character, for her dinner table jibe at Christians. Gareth, unbeknown to her, is having a crisis of faith and, over the next two chapters (scenes?), reveals his spiritual struggle firstly to his Vicar and then to his friend, a churchwarden.

I probably won’t be doing any more work on my own book for a few days because my wife has now finished her first book which I have promised to proof read.

Without revealing anything of her plot, I will, nevertheless, say something tomorrow about the proof reading process because it is so necessary for someone else to read one’s efforts – to see them with fresh eyes.

Finally, yesterday, I ordered a new kettle plug lead from Amazon and it should arrive today.

Enjoy your day.

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