Different Light

Sunlight beams through a stained glass window in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, spotlighting orbs of color onto an adjacent wall. This unique building in Spain is an important archaeological example of both Christian and Muslim influences: It was a mosque in the eighth century, during the period of Moorish conquest, but claimed as a Christian cathedral in the 13th century.

Reblogged from National Geographic

Guiding light

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Your Shot member Adrian Theze made this photograph at Staðastaður on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland. “I awoke to … perfect weather,” he writes, “so I decided to make the three-hour drive from Reykjavík to Snaefellsnes. As I drove the dawn skies were stunning, matching the scenery perfectly, and I [stopped] the car every few miles to take pictures. Driving along Snaefellsnesvegur toward Arnarstapi, I could see patches of light illuminating the mountainside in a kaleidoscope of pattern and color—but I needed a foreground subject to make my photograph. All I could see were fields and mountains, and I was beginning to give up hope, but then the church came into view. The sun broke through the clouds, bathing the church and mountainside in golden light.”

Reblogged from National Geographic