His light will be with us

© Protacio Serna

His light will be with us

Protacio Serna 4/4/2005 8:15:27 AM

Rest in peace. #232516

Pam M 4/4/2005 4:15:04 PM

OH MY GOODNESS !! I want to get one of these for myself! I mean ... I want to be able to take a pic like this !!! #1229060

Bobbie Davis 4/4/2005 4:39:16 PM

Wonderful image Protacio! It's just beautiful....and such a wonderful tribute. #1229118

Karma Wilson 4/4/2005 5:15:12 PM

One of your best.

Karma #1229184

Linda Proctor 4/4/2005 6:36:48 PM

Lovely tribute #1229372

Protacio Serna 4/4/2005 6:39:49 PM

Well...there's not much left to say.

His persona shed a light so bright, that just seeing him was enough to feel peace. This is a picture I took a few days ago, and printed it while learning about the Pope's death

This is an image I was hesitating to post. What you see on your screen is nothing compared to the printed version.

I'll be delighted to send an 11x17 in. print for each one of you.

Thanks for your comments.

Roxana Kat 4/5/2005 1:35:57 AM

I loved the Pope, too... He was so kind with us... And I love your photo! Is so great! Please accept my congratulations and my emotions, too.
Kisses and hugs,
Roxana #1229741

Maya Johnson 4/5/2005 5:53:08 AM

This is a wonderful picture! where was this taken?
It is absolutely breath-taking!

Protacio Serna 4/5/2005 12:59:36 PM

Thanks Roxana. Loved your message.

Thanks Maya for your comment.

This picture was taken inside a the church located in a cemetery in Real de Catorce, S.L.P. Mexico.

Real de Catorce is a small town with a wonderful history, but became a ghost town after the Spanish left the town and went back to their country.

Nowadays it is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy nature, people, crafts, and every now and then a movie is filmed in one of those great locations.

"The mexican" was filmed there (J. Roberts and B. Pitt) and recently "Las bandidas" with P. Cruz and S. Hayek. Part of the latter was filmed inside this church.

You can see some other pictures at


Thanks again.
Protacio #1231228

Mellanie 4/5/2005 2:25:35 PM

Simply beautiful! Wonderful tribute to a great, great man! I agree with Karma....one of your best! #1231417

Lucia De Giovanni 4/5/2005 2:43:28 PM

Very beautiful indeed my friend - I felt it. #1231436

Protacio Serna 4/6/2005 6:44:29 PM

Thanks Mel.

Thanks Lucia.

Your comments are so important to me.

See ya
PSR #1234438

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 4/10/2005 9:14:23 AM

An excellent photograph Protacio! The perspective, the lighting and the subject itself are great.
Amalia #1243172

Protacio Serna 4/10/2005 11:18:16 AM


PSR #1243360

Stan Kwasniowski 4/10/2005 4:29:38 PM

Protacio, Wonderful photo, like the lighting, the spirit behind the photo and I like churches with domes, excellent Protacio, what is your charge for this photo, I felt the same way as you did about the Pope, and I guess I posted a few photos to him

Stan Kwasniowski #1243678

Protacio Serna 4/11/2005 6:24:07 AM

Hi Stan.

Thanks for your comment.

About the print, if you live in the states, just send me your mailing address to photo_f22@hotmail.com and I'll send you a print.

Thanks again
Pserna.com #1244995

Stan Kwasniowski 4/11/2005 9:22:31 AM

Protacio, thank you for your offer, but I live in Canada

Stan Kwasniowski #1245472

Amanda Lillie 4/14/2005 12:42:43 PM

Simply stunning, great detail. I would love a print, what would it cost?

~Amanda #1254620

Protacio Serna 4/15/2005 7:26:24 AM

Hi Amanda...thanks for your message. I'm glad you liked it.

Basicaly you'll only pay for S&H.

Take care.
PSerna.com #1256615

cj patterson 4/27/2005 5:20:35 PM

Absolutely Breathtaking Portacio!!! Fantastic!!!! #1298042

Protacio Serna 4/27/2005 6:18:39 PM

Thanks CJ...I appreciate it.

Take care
PSerna.com #1298248

Michael B 4/28/2005 4:19:09 PM

OK sorry to be a party pooper. Your photos are great, and this one is certainly beautiful, but I am missing something? Where is the religious significance? This could be a palace. Don’t jump on me, I’m really asking (I’m not Catholic). I also think one element should be vertical. #1301328

Protacio Serna 4/28/2005 7:13:17 PM

Thanks for your comment about my photos Michael. I appreciate it.

About the first question: Where is the religious significance?

It was taken at a church. An old catholic church. It could be a palace as well, but so farwell until nowthose who have seen the image know it is a church. But I agree with you: there is not a single part of it that clearly states it is a church.

The distortion is due to the lens I was using and aiming high it increases the distortion. That is something not only knew form the moment I took the picture, but it was something I expected before I took the shot. I tried to make the column in the middle as vertical as possible, but it increased the angle of the column on the right.

Distortion is a problembut if theres one thing I regret is not having more space behind me or a wider lens to include the whole arch in the upper part of the image.

Thanks for your input.
PSerna.com #1301887

Richard 4/28/2005 10:02:52 PM

Very, very nice photo. Great job. #1302160

Protacio Serna 4/29/2005 6:38:05 AM

Thanks Richard....welcome to BetterPhoto

PSerna.com #1303258

Eran Shpigelman 4/29/2005 7:06:53 PM

Hi Procatio,
Excellent image regardless of religion (I'm jewish), this is a breathtaking image. I'm sure Well see it as a winner next month. #1305095

Tammy Scott 5/21/2005 10:55:53 PM

Congratulations, Protacio!!! #1377241

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 5/21/2005 11:14:51 PM

Congratulations Protacio!
Amalia #1377396

Stan Kwasniowski 5/22/2005 10:07:17 AM

Protacio, a Big Congratulations, perfect as usual

Stan Kwasniowski #1380553

Pam M 5/22/2005 2:19:14 PM

Well Done! It remains my favorite. Glad to see the judges have good taste ;)

have fun
pam #1381703

Linda Proctor 5/22/2005 3:34:06 PM

Congratulations Protacio!! Well deserved! #1382010

Protacio Serna 5/23/2005 10:59:22 AM

Thank you all!

Best regards
PSerna.com #1385878

Matthew Gordon 5/23/2005 8:38:33 PM

Excellent photo Protacio! Love the lighting. Every nook and cranny is captured! Once again amazing photo.

M. J. Gordon, Jr. #1387553

Miles Mitchell 5/24/2005 1:45:20 PM

Great image, Protacio. As a long time architectural photographer I really appreciate a capture that defines the space so elegantly. Sometimes in architectural subjects a bit of distortion is very much accepted. Very well done.

Miles #1390948

Mellanie 5/24/2005 5:41:37 PM

Congrats, my friend on this win! Well deserved! #1391766

Diane Dupuis 5/24/2005 6:02:58 PM

Congrats! #1391958

Patricia A. Kuniega 5/24/2005 6:03:30 PM

Superb work, Protacio! In my book, a grand win! Rich and elegant, I agree it's one of your finest. Now, take a bow! : ) #1391965

Jane Summa 5/24/2005 6:20:30 PM

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Congratulations, Protacio, on your 2nd place win!!! :-) #1392212

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 6:51:23 PM

Protacio congrat's on your 2nd place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1392482

Stan Kwasniowski 5/24/2005 7:23:03 PM

Protacio, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #1392701

Nancy Grace Chen 5/24/2005 8:54:09 PM

Splendid lighting and depth. Congratulations on your winner.

Nancy #1392974

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 5/24/2005 9:57:28 PM

Felicidades por tu segundo lugar Protacio! Bien merecido!,
Amalia #1393120

Tammy Scott 5/24/2005 10:08:22 PM

WTG Protacio!!! #1393166

Lucia De Giovanni 5/25/2005 5:07:55 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win Protacio! #1394101

Karen Slagle 5/25/2005 6:49:56 AM

That is a fabulous picture Protacio. Congratulations on your 2nd place win. This is one of my favorites and I always watch your galleries to see what's new. Karen in Texas. #1394637

Protacio Serna 5/25/2005 8:45:57 AM

wow...I don't know what to say.


Protacio #1395117

Kathleen Clemons 5/25/2005 9:39:24 AM

Beautifully done, Protacio. Congratulations! #1395370

Ermanno Radice 5/25/2005 11:58:22 AM

Congratulations on your second place win Protacio! Me gusta mucho! #1395892

Kymm C. Gardner 5/29/2005 8:07:16 PM

Congratulations Protacio! #1409602

Protacio Serna 5/30/2005 4:02:19 AM

Thanks...Gracias. #1410065

Amanda Price 6/11/2005 7:37:14 PM

I'm not Catholic either, but this is one stunning photo! The colours are so rich and delicious! #1459617

Lucia De Giovanni 6/14/2005 4:31:50 AM

Better late than never! Congratulations my friend! #1467906

Wanda Judd 6/17/2005 11:34:39 AM

Congratulations, you have the soul and eye of a great artist...This is truly awesome. #1482457

Protacio Serna 6/17/2005 11:42:31 AM

Thank you, thank you and thank you...take care.

Protacio #1482481

Michael J. Gardner 6/27/2005 10:29:45 AM

A belated congratulations on this winning photo!
Your photography keeps getting better and better.

Protacio Serna 6/27/2005 9:38:07 PM

Hey Mike...good to see you here...thanks for your support.

Best regards
Pserna.com #1529095

Jamil Saliba 8/7/2005 9:30:32 AM

interesting capture #1687935

Protacio Serna 8/8/2005 10:52:13 PM

thank you Jamil #1694884

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/11/2005 5:28:11 PM

Beautiful....Congrats on this! :) #2064936

Protacio Serna 11/12/2005 10:46:53 AM

thanks Shelly...regards...pserna.com #2067089

Katrina McMeans 11/12/2005 3:39:18 PM

WOW! Beautiful find! Wonderful architectural capture! I LOVE the tones and the composition!
~K #2067719

Protacio Serna 11/14/2005 8:57:08 AM

Thank you Katrina...have a good day #2074244

Amy L. Carroll 11/14/2005 10:20:06 AM

Absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful picture and composition. #2074554

Protacio Serna 11/14/2005 12:29:27 PM

thank you...take care #2075007

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/3/2006 3:06:24 PM

this is so gorgeous! I can see why it has a gold medallion underneath it. Super shot! #2722010

Protacio Serna 5/3/2006 4:25:15 PM

Thanks Laura...I look at this print every day on my way out from my office. I enojy it every day since the day I took it.


Milan Banik 5/11/2006 5:37:25 AM

excellent composition and wonderful presentation. #2750662

Protacio Serna 5/11/2006 6:44:31 AM

Thanks Milan...regards
Protacio #2750985

Debbie Del Tejo 5/12/2006 6:41:39 PM

When a work of art like this is still around after a year....what can I say...I am speechless.
Thank you and God bless! #2757736

Protacio Serna 5/13/2006 9:00:10 AM

Thank you so much Debbie.

Best regards
Pserna.com #2759450

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 1/13/2007 2:33:26 AM

Wonderful image, Protacio .... the colors and PoV are magnificent! Congrats on your 2nd place winner ...

Steve Hurkett #3814157

Protacio Serna 1/13/2007 10:36:46 AM

Thanks for your input...Best regards


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Exposure mode: manual, Metering: multi pattern, ISO 200, aperture f/22, shutter 1 sec., lens 24 mm, White balance: shade

Uploaded on 4/4/2005 8:14:19 AM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera

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