This is a photo from a small side chapel in Liverpool's Metroploitan Cathedral and shows the golden light from one of the beautiful stained glass windows falling across a statue of the crucified figure of Christ.
I thought this scene symbolised redemption and I found it very moving.....particularly the interaction with the shadow where the figure of Christ looks like it is still on the cross.
To those who have an unshakeable faith or for those who have lost someone close to them, I can see how places of serenity and beauty like this cathedral might bring a real sense of inner peace.
Apart from a tiny bit of contrast and sharpening for the web (oh, and a small crop) this photo is straight from the camera without any special processing.
I've done a bit of research and found out that the statue is called "Christ Risen" by the Liverpool sculptor Arthur Dooley : http://www.liverpoolmonuments.co.uk/dooley/christrc01.html
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75 mm (35mm equiv.)