This image is titled ‘Merchandise’. I was in a store the other day, a no doubt very catholic store, and seeing the selection of crucifixes took me back to my childhood. I remember a crucifix hanging in my grandparents’ house. As a young boy I read the word INRI above the form of Jesus and thought that was how you spelled Jesus in Spanish since my grandparents are Mexican. I had to chuckle at my ingenuous and young mind. I wanted this picture to focus on shape, since the cross itself is such an impactful symbol in our society. I chose black and white to more plainly see the separation of the crosses from the lighter background. I kept getting a blur from the movement. I was inside and there was not very great lighting. To eliminate the blur I chose a 1/30 at 19mm and dropped my aperture down because I would not need a very long depth of field. That left me with only one option: shoot a higher ISO, 640 for this shot. Not a problem with my full frame and something I would not dare with my older Nikon.
ISO 640 f/4.0 1/30 sec