The El Nino storm came through today and as of 4PM PT, Santa Monica airport received .97″ during the previous 6 hours.  With the clouds breaking up around sunset – the sky was on fire – again.  However, I was intrigued with St. Monica’s Church against the sky and the hues against its sides.  I decided to shoot in black and white for the dramatic effect.

I don’t know what it is about churches, but I have always felt at peace inside – even when I wasn’t ‘religious’.  The Friday after 9/11 – I found myself in a church in the valley praying to a God I didn’t understand, and hadn’t really known since I was a kid, which to be candid, wasn’t exactly a substantive or mature understanding.  I have since come to understand, and really like the pithy statement, that the church is not “a place where”, but is “a people who”.  As I trudge the road to happy destiny in 2016; I am certainly endeavoring to be more sacrificial with my time, energy, and resources to more fully become “a person who” while looking for beauty in all things.

Shot with Canon 5DmkIII, 70-200 f/2.8L, 70mm, f/2.8, 100 ISO, 1/160

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