Risen

Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky and came and rolled away the stone from the door and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men. The angel answered the women, “Don’t be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying. Go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead, and behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”

(Matthew 28:1-7 WEB)

On this Easter Sunday, this photo seemed appropriate. This cross was shot in 2018 sticking up out of the ground in front of the Gibson Chapel Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri (USA). The church was built in 1891 and was demolished in 2020 after the congregation sold the property and relocated. I suppose it’s good fortune that I not only capture a historic site before it’s gone, but also I captured it on a film negative.

For the technical in the audience – this is Ultrafine Extreme 400 black and white film, also sold as Kentmere 400 and manufactured by Ilford. I developed it in Kodak D-76 chemistry.

For those whom the holiday applies, have a meaningful Easter holiday. Shoot photos, not each other.

Canon Rebel 2000, kit 28-80mm zoom lens, Ultrafine Extreme 400 film, D-76 chemistry, GIMP 2.10

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