The Rome cupola photo above is the featured photo for March 2013. Here photographer Mary Ann Glass explains how she captured the image:
When I travel in Italy, I go into every church I see. Even the plainest country church can have beautiful candlesticks or serene madonnas or flying angels on the walls. But Rome, hands down, is the best for churches. The interiors are extraordinary and often Baroque. This is not a particularly famous church, but I loved the intricate plasterwork, the multitudinous cast of characters – human and divine, naked and clothed — swirling around the dome. It’s hard to see in this size of the photo, but at the very top, an angel or saint is looking down on us from heaven.
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