TITLE: Behind the Sacristy
This is behind St-Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New-Mexico. This church was made famous by Ansel Adams who saw its exciting potential for shape, texture, and light. The shape and texture of these South-West USA churches and chapels are fantastic. Made with local material, they make wonderful abstracts. I waited for the light to come from the right direction and acted before shadows would touch the base of the church. I also didn't want to copy Ansel Adams' point of view. Furthermore, the rocks around the church are hints of modern age: they prevent cars from parking too close to the walls.
AUTHOR: Yvan Bedard (Canada)
Yvan Bedard is a fine art landscape photographer. Born and living near Quebec City, Canada, he is a former successful academic researcher in geospatial data engineering, author, and international lecturer. He is a self-taught photographer who has undergone advanced training in Canada, UK and the United States with some of the best photographers and artists. Bedard has made his own small and large fine art prints for 15 years. Having always lived in mountainous regions or near rivers, he explored several regions in Quebec, Canada, Unites-States, Europe, and more. His love of nature has led him to specialize in landscape photography; nevertheless, he also likes urban photography. In 2014, he decided to devote himself professionally to fine art photography. A permanent artist in art galleries since 2014 (Canada, USA, Australia, India), his atypical career has not prevented him from having success with his art and participating in forty solo and group exhibitions. He is a multi-awards photographer and a Professor Emeritus who offers photography courses and conferences. His works are published in several magazines and books worldwide; they can be seen in private collections in more than 15 countries. See https://yvanbedardphotoart.com
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