GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 1 – TBILISI – BETHLEHEM CHURCH – LET THERE BE LIGHT

by Antonio Gil November. 10, 2017 1238 views

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The phrase comes from the third verse of the Book of Genesis. In the King James Bible, it reads, in context:

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

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Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

Beautiful . #1 captured my imagination .

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

Almost like the light in Raiders of the Lost Ark. smile

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Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 10 months ago

It always comes back to the light...gorgeous!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 10 months ago

It sure does. Thanks Stephanie

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Jean-Michel Laurenti 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Angil, it's good to go back to the roots, and juste enjoy the light ! Thanks for sharing !

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jean-Michel Laurenti 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks for the comment my friend

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Manvantara Das Juan Guillermo 1 year, 10 months ago

Beautiful post!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Manvantara Das Juan Guillermo 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you for visiting smile

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Manvantara Das Juan Guillermo Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

Gladly Antonio.

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Camellia 1 year, 10 months ago

Loving those beams. Excellent catch!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks for stopping by Camellia. I will be following your work too. smile

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 10 months ago

The sun beams are incredible!!! Did you enhance them some way or were they really that pronounced??? Magical series!!! WOW~~~

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 10 months ago

Of course I did enhance them a bit (everyone does it even when they say they don't), but I was awestruck when I entered into this amazing church. The light was magic, there was total silence and no one around. An experience I will never forget. Thanks dear friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

I realize we all tweak our raw images, admittedly. Raw images usually require at least some manipulation in order to be presentable. I have no problem with using every tool at our disposal, to achieve the image we'd like to portray, just as a sculptor or painter creates an ideal of what's in their imaginations, using whatever tools & materials they have on hand. I much prefer an impressionistic, imaginative image of a subject, than a merely representational, emotionless, flat rendering....no???

Regarding the sun shafts, in the church, I was just curious if they were actually that bold or what methods you employed to make them so prominent....very effective, no matter how they were captured!grinning

Happy Saturday, Amigo!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 10 months ago

The beams in the window through which the light penetrate into the church divided the sun light into separate beams. They were actually bold enough. I've increased contrast to make them even more visible. It was the first time I saw such light although I did see some pictures like these from other photographers. We can say I was "blessed". smile  I agree 100% with your thoughts about image manipulation as you can see from my pictures.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

We are blessed by your blessing, as well!!! Thanks for passing it on to us!!! Glad we agree on the efficacy & legitimacy of editing images! Cheers!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

Bullseye!
To have the right light in the right moment at the right place is careful planning or god*** luck! Impressing photos of an impressing situation!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

God luck. smile The light was magic. I had never experienced such a light before. Thanks dear Sigrid

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Heike 1 year, 10 months ago

Wow, what a sublime spectacle!
Love the words of Gustavo below...that's exactly what I thought. (And I'm not religious...)
Exquisite photos, Antonio, thanks for showing !

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you so much for such a kind comment dear Heike. More to come smile

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Manisha Rawat 1 year, 10 months ago

I love the way Sundrays make their beautiful presence in the dark. As always great pictures. 👌

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Antonio Gil Replied to Manisha Rawat 1 year, 10 months ago

I just entered into that church at the right time. smile Thank you so much Manisha

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Manisha Rawat Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

Hahaha is that so? Lucky you are but still it's your vision. grinning

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Helen Hooker 1 year, 10 months ago

These are all so atmospheric - love that beam of light on the beautiful architecture!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Helen Hooker 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks for your input Helen

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Daanish Farhan 1 year, 10 months ago

Those light rays are really beautiful
Amazing series Antonio

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Gustavo Bodanza 1 year, 10 months ago

Wow, those beams can push anybody to believe

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gustavo Bodanza 1 year, 10 months ago

Almost my friend, almost smile

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Gustavo Bodanza Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

You are right. I'd need something more smile

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Joe Zink 1 year, 10 months ago

#2 is so powerful...great series!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 10 months ago

I was so lucky to be there at the right time, and the church was empty

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Jorge Cardoso 1 year, 10 months ago

pro work :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jorge Cardoso 1 year, 10 months ago

esse comentário deixou-me "babado". Obrigado Jorge

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Great light show,straight line to god

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Hope that happens a lot of years from now. smile Thanks my friend

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Francesc 1 year, 10 months ago

Amazing shots...Wonderful work!!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Francesc. I'm proud of these ones smile

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