+Fr. Jack, SJ, MD
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Two shots from the refectory in St. Mary 's Hall, the Jesuit residence. Took these about twenty or thirty minutes after the one above. The morning started out gray and then blossomed into cold perfection. There are baskets of apples, plums, oranges, and bananas on top of one of the serving tables. Nice still-life subjects.
The Jesuit chapel in St. Mary's Hall. This will be a frequent subject over the coming months.
I've gone on record as saying that if I were forced to limit myself to either color or black and white photography for one year black and white would be the easy choice. It is a tremendous medium. Fuji makes a camera that only shoots black and white. The problem is the price: $7500.00, lens not included. The first black and white is the same as the one of the chapel above converted using the Capture One photo processing program.
The entrance to St. Mary's Hall
Photography is the study of the relationship of light and shadow, brilliance and darkness. I began shooting glass as the primary subject when I was in Slovenia. There aren't many outdoor cafes in Boston, especially in the winter, but this was an attractive subject in the rectory. Some cutlery and plates.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Gn Gen 3:9-15,20
Eph 1:3-6, 11-12
What thoughts went through her mind as she said these words? The answer matters little because we hear her yes.
fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum."
May it be done to me according to your word.”
Sunday, December 3, 2017
The Tip O'Neil (or is it O'Neal, can't figure out Irish names) Library. The entrance is on the third level. Most of it is below grade. The terrain drops off quite sharply behind and alongside of the library.
Great moon last night.
The tree and the back of Gasson.
Gasson as seen from one of the windows in the hall leading past the dining rom of St. Mary's Hall.
The view of the tree from the window. Saw this and went back for the camera.
The chapel. This was a difficult photo to process in that I was using available light; no flash and did not turn the chapel lights on, in order to test the limits of the camera in low light with high speed "film." Am pleased. Night photography is going to be a lot easier with this new camera. If only I could figure out the cataloging function of the software.
Couldn't correct the color in this one to my satisfaction. Switched to black and white. Problem solved and photo showing more impact to my eye.
+Fr. Jack, SJ, MD