Today’s Photo Challenge word was CYAN:
Today’s image is made up of four different images, layered together with a labour-intensive (6 hour!) post-shot marathon using Phase One Capture 9, Adobe PS 6, Google NIK Color Efex 4 Pro, and ON1 Effects 10. The background sky image was taken in the late afternoon with a Singh Ray ND #4 filter, and a Cobalt Blue filter #3202 was added for the three featured images: the steeple at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Buckhead, the NeoGothic Revival Bell Tower at the Cathedral of St. Philip at St. Philip Episcopal Church in Buckhead, and the Minaset at Al-Farooq Masjid on 14th St. in Atlanta.
The images were layered in with distinct seams to highlight the artificial, human-made divisions between religious traditions. We often let our differences — and particularly our religious differences — tear us apart. A better way forward is to accept and embrace those differences, and to live with one another in peace. Quoting Pope Francis and the Qur’an in turn, “Who am I to judge?…Our God and Your God is One, and unto Him we surrender.”