This statue stands outside the church of the Parish of St. Theresa and Our Lady of the Wayside in Briarcliff Manor, NY. We’ve lived in Briarcliff Manor for 20 years and one of our grandchildren was baptized there and I’ve always referred to the church as ‘St. Theresas’. I never knew that this was it’s correct name. Apparently Our Lady of the Wayside refers to the patron saint of travelers.

The picture is also a good example of how I missed focus a few times with the Olympus XA2. The hedge behind the statue is in better focus than the statue. This was perhaps because it was quite a gloomy day and the area in front of the hedge was quite dark. Possibly the camera chose a wide aperture and this resulted in limited depth of field. I took a number of shots of this statue and none of them was well focused. This was the best of them.

Taken with an Olympus XA2 and Kodak T-Max 100.

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