Peace in the Midst of Chaos
This image was taken in the churchyard cemetery of St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan. This was the same location where I took my shot of the Freedom Tower which you can see in this post. St. Paul’s Chapel is located in a very busy, bustling area of Manhattan right in the Financial District.
So I have a bit of a funny story that I’d like to share with you. We were walking purposefully towards the Freedom Tower with my husband and kids up ahead and me lagging behind, as usual, taking pictures. I stopped at the side of the chapel when I saw this seen and wanted to get a shot of the tombstones with the chapel in the background. There’s a wrought iron fence surrounding the property and I maneuvered my camera through the slots of the fence so that I can set up the composition I was looking for. I was crouching down trying to get low and guarding the camera from hitting the fence…I was very focused and intense…when all of the sudden my husband called my name. He was standing inside the courtyard. “Why are you struggling over there, why don’t you just come in?” Hmmm…didn’t notice the opening. Oh well I got the shot anyway and couldn’t have gotten this perspective if I was inside.