On the way to the Foundation Room at the House of Blues, you go through the top balcony where you see this. I was immediately taken with it. I actually used my 50mm prime because it was a faster lens than my 20mm, but that also meant that I had to do this as panorama. You don’t want to know how many frames I took!
They have a theme that is obvious to tell at the HOB. Leave your prejudices at the door because this is a place of unity and love.
This statue is the depiction of Jesus’ mother holding her son after he came down from his Crucifixion. This particular statue was displayed at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, IL. It is a very beautiful church and they have many more statues, other forms of art, and the church has been redone. But this depiction is so full of emotion and detail that it’s worth displaying on Ash Wednesday.
Technical stuff: Sony NEX-7 ISO 1600, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/15 sec. The statue allowed me to get up close and personal. It was actually in the stair well and the light was pretty good without being overwhelming.