Extend my highest compliments to photographer Wally Skalij for his powerful image of the nun crossing the basement of the Doheny Mansion (“Our Life of Prayer,” Nov. 22). It is a wonderful piece of journalistic art. I hope that eventually it finds its way into gallery showings, museums and national art publications. My compliments also to his editors for featuring the image so prominently.
I hasten to add that my appreciation of this unique photograph is prompted strictly by my awe of its artistic quality, not the religious aspects.
GARY S. FRANKLIN