13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Martyr and the Wrap White
I shot this photo in August 2015 in Rome. My girlfriend and my little son were far from Rome so I had free time for me, for my passion. I decided to have a small tour of some churches in Rome (where I've lived since 2005) because the temperature was too high to spend some time outside under the sun. I took some photos in Basilica di San Giovanni and after that, I went to the Scala Santa which is close to the San Giovanni Basilica. Inside the Scala Santa there is a holy stair (scala) used by pilgrims, who ascend the steps on their knees. Light at that hour (about 6:30 PM) was perfect. I saw this nun going out downstairs towards the light of the sun, and I shot.
This photo is a finalist in the People category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here
Photo of the Day: 10.10.15
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||Oct. 7, 2015, 7:31 p.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark II