The Unseen Beauty of Form
More frequently these days I find myself finding a deeper and deeper appreciating for black and white photography. Below is the Rose Window of Sainte-Chapelle, a small Cathedral, but one of the most grand I have ever seen. Grand not in its scale, but in the overwhelming way the artisans surround you with light (they might have said the light or the word of God perhaps). The colors are invigorating, but it wasn’t until I stripped away that layer of beauty, did I see its heart. The form of the window is a masterpiece all by itself. Removed of the distraction of color, you begin to see this other beauty, not less or more, but a beauty all its own.
Photo Technical Info
- Aperture: ƒ/2.8
- Focal length: 50mm
- ISO: 1600
- Location: 48° 51.3255′ 0″ N 2° 20.6868′ 0″ E
- Shutter speed: 1/125s
- Title: Rose Window of Sainte Chapelle, Paris, France
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