I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing from this church. I didn’t crop out the surrounding buildings I didn’t take away surrounding trees. I only changed the sky. So, what was it that was missing from what I at first mislabelled as a cathedral? Well, perhaps it’s that it isn’t a cathedral anymore, if it ever was. The two side wings that give the building the form of a crucifix are not there. It’s a long structure with a seemingly out of place tower at the front left (as one faces it). It’s more of an “L” shape, then a cross.

I didn’t have to fiddle with the perspective in editing it; I took the shot from about 50 meters (about 165 feet) away and slightly to the right of the building. The strange feeling that it gets smaller or tapers off in the back is what is happening, but only on the outside. It’s built into the slope of Mount Royal in Montreal, just Sherbrooke Boulevard.

Of course I played with many colours for the sky, and settled on this hue of yellow, because it just felt weird enough to emphasize the weird angle of my shot.

For more, see Living with Visions @ Arts M.Perron: http://www.1-mario-perron.pixels.com

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