St. Thomas Aquinas wrote millions of words in his lifetime. Today was St. Thomas Aquinas' feast day. So my picture tonight is of his last work, the Shorter Summa. I must say it is a masterpiece. It says more in a paragraph than I can muster with a novel. I am slowly working my way through it. I can handle one chapter at a time. Then I have to really meditate on what he said, because see I am just an old infantryman not used to such big thoughts. Once I get it though, I am inspired for weeks.
Been working the real job a total of 15 out of 16 days straight....so I'm a little tired but also creatively needy. So when my patron saint's day came up today, I just had to take a few minutes to enjoy it in my own special ways. First I got to be with my kids, watch a few minutes of a movie, say a rosary with my daughter, and then grab the camera of course to remember the man for what he was most famous! No I will be off to bed for a long winter's nap!
PS To get the effects I experimented with gels on my flash. It was quite fun! Processed in Capture One 8, my current favorite editing suite.