The faithful : This image was taken inside the Jamaa Masjid in Old Delhi.In the foreground ,an elderly bearded man with crutches can be seen sitting on the edge of the main prayer hall after completion of his prayers.In the background ,several people can be seen in the middle of their prayers.
Some tidbits about the Muslim Prayers :
Ṣalāt or namaaz is the practice of formal worship in Islam. Its importance for Muslims is indicated by its status as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, with a few dispensations for those for whom it would be difficult. People who find it physically difficult can perform Salat in a way suitable for them. To perform valid Salat, Muslims must be in a state of ritual purity, which is mainly achieved by ritual ablution, (wuḍūʾ), according to prescribed procedures.
Salat consists of the repetition of a unit called a rakʿah (pl. rakaʿāt) consisting of prescribed actions and words. The number of obligatory (farz) rakaʿāt varies from two to four according to the time of day or other circumstances (such as Friday congregational worship, which has two rakats). Prayers are usually shortened to two rakats and prayed in succession when one is travelling. The minimal, obligatory rakats may be supplemented with acts that are optional but are considered meritorious. Prayer is farz (obligatory) for all Muslims except those who are disabled, prepubescent, very sick, lactating, pregnant, having menstruation , frail and elderly or travelling on a long journey.
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danos (83169) 2014-01-21 22:26
a nice daily snapshot with the prayers on the backdrop and the older one on the foreground to completes perfect the image.The presentation of the older man looks like as a portrait with the pose to be excellent as enhanced from the light and the colour management.Well done.
daddo (22732) 2014-01-21 22:38
Salam Farhat. One gift to the faithful in the design of mosques is the option of shade and circulating air on hot days plus the cooling marble. Love the colours, the ornamental patterns and the sense of calm.Nicely balanced composition. Regards. Klaudio.
jemaflor (80880) 2014-01-21 22:51
Well made this portrait, an old man well taken and presented with this monument and other people in the Bg.
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-01-21 23:52
nicely captured moment!
I like the way you framed and close-up the scene as well as its timing(his facial expression is really meaningful and expressive).
Magnificent composition and superb work!
Have a nice day
Noel_Byrne (20958) 2014-01-22 0:31
A fascinating portrait shot, and for me even more so because I never see portraits from such places. I see people in prayer, head bowed in deference, but never a great portrait image of the people like this. I really like that you included the people in prayer behind too, giving a perfect sense of the place where you took this. Lovely shot,
thanks as always
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-22 2:21
this is very well captured scene. Although the man in the first plan is posing for the photo the rest of praying people look very natural and undisturbed in their activity. Very successful framing and contrasting colors are real strengths of your image.
Thanks for sharing
mrichat (1649) 2014-01-22 3:45
I like the mood you taken,verry collective composition the lights is very well managed.a different enviornment has been shoot. Nice work.
mirosu (12576) 2014-01-22 4:46
Excellent snapshot from superb viewpoint. I like the pose of the man. I believe that he is pleased by your action. It is not always easy to take photographs around mosque.
Sergiom (54757) 2014-01-22 5:23
J'aime beaucoup ce portrait. L'homme est parfaitement placé dans l'image et nous permet de bien voir son environnement de prières autour de lui.Le regard est franc et honnête.
Nicou (116652) 2014-01-22 5:28
quel portrati et iamge sueprbe cpatage et ocmpo quel homme et iamge fantastique vue avec la belle barbe blanche qui se fond avec son habit assis sur ce mur quelle iamge.
Bravo et amitié
omid266 (3328) 2014-01-22 7:52
** Salam Farhat **
Good evening ,
Very nice and useful photo from Prayer(Salat) of Muslims in India ,
This is an excellent foto about Muslims for other
people of the world who dont know Islam ,
** Islam is the Religion of PEACE **
** Islam (in Arabic means)= Peace ! ***
Thank you Farhat for sharing with us
and also for nice and useful words about Salat ,
** God and his Angels may be with you and all Faithfuls
Omid - I.R.I
holmertz (37209) 2014-01-22 8:06
This is a very nice photo, combining a fine portrait with a glimpse of praying men and the fine architecture of the mosque. The old man, is perfectly set against the dark background of the entrance, giving him full prominence. You found a good eye-contact with him and he seems to enjoy posing for you.
ikeharel (52511) 2014-01-22 8:38
An inquisitive look on the old-man face expression, Farhat.
But, he was placed well on pic. space, allow the view through the arch entrance with good depth.
Fine taken from POV, red stones color prominently.
pajaran (48593) 2014-01-22 10:24
Interesantan i dobar tekst o molitvi, sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about prayer, with a description ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment, beautiful colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Miguel82 (20494) 2014-01-22 19:17
Good report I like Fabbs, it's indeed the habit in all religions I've observed people waiting some time sitting after praying, excellent report from Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, all the best, see you
jcpix (11478) 2014-01-22 19:21
So much to admire here, this is a wonderful depiction of daily life, and a strong portrait of your main subject. I very much like that you've included those in the background for added context and interest. Taken with care and reverence, you've put together a captivating photo with detail, color and atmosphere. Very well achieved and presented. Have a great day ahead.
mcmtanyel (10621) 2014-01-22 19:39
Nice view into this Islamic ritual. The colors are lovely, especially the bright blue covering of the gentleman in the front stands out nicely on the earth tones of the wall. One minor point, the photo is tilting to the left a bit.
subhendu_bagchi (25260) 2014-01-23 7:36
hello, a nice long distant daily life shot with this wall of such a nice architecture. The elderly person is looking pleased with your camera. Good light and colours. Nice shot. Enjoyed it. Tfs.
adramad (35475) 2014-01-23 7:54
Splendid portrait of this old man, with his long white beard gives an air of religious man, splendid background with architectural details and men in your prayers.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
clic (14168) 2014-01-23 10:10
A strong mood of serenity exudes from the relaxed posture and the benevolent face expression of this experienced man who composes a nice visual balance, compared to the younger devotees at backdrop.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-23 10:32
A nice shot of the relaxed elderly man in the Jamaa Masjid. Good atmosphere created with praying men in the bg. Very good details and colors. Light management is nice too.
Thanks for sharing,
Cricri (101585) 2014-01-23 10:42
Bon cadrage du monsieur, le regard vers vous, un aperçu avec respect des personne en prière, très belle présentation, lumière et couleurs
EstudioChispa (1890) 2014-01-23 11:00
This is a wonderful image to share. As photographers, we have the dilemma every time we see a personal moment -- how much value to assign to respecting the privacy and sanctity of, in this case, prayer, contrasted with the value of showing to others the beauty of spiritual experience.
In this image, you have trod the line perfectly. The foreground subject is open to your camera and shows the calm of the moment, while you include the praying men in the BG without invading their privacy or cheapening their moment. Well done!
Technically, the man's white shawl is almost blown out, but not quite -- was there any additional detail that could be pulled out, or is this the best presentation possible? The only "trick" I know when I find myself with a blown-out highlight is to burn in the shadows where there is some detail (such as the darker lines near his left arm), just to provide some definition to the space.
eldancer1 (25288) 2014-01-23 14:33
Thanks for the wonderful information, there's so much I have to learn about the different religions. Nice candid capture of this gentleman with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-23 18:00
A fine insight into the world of Islam through your photo and note. I like your framing and POV. Well managed light and colours to show enough details even in the darker parts. Nice shot, thanks for sharing.
kato (11630) 2014-01-24 1:18
You're capturing well this Mosque by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see an elderly bearded man sitting on floor and some prayers of backdrop. It's also impressive in their traditional Muslim uniform and faith, Arabic design of architecture.
macjake (52340) 2014-01-24 23:29
a very interesting picture from Delhi.
this man steals the show indeed.
but its also easy to look past him because the bg scenery catches my attention too.
despite his long white aged beard, his face looks younger than that.
great post for te
pierrefonds (55022) 2014-01-27 4:16
You have captured well the action of the men in devotion. The point of view is showing the phisionomy of the man in the foreground. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Waylim (25080) 2014-01-27 17:25
Beautiful daily life image as well as a good portrait shot. This show the way of life and cultural element of the people in this area. This is not an easy shot to do. I think people are not as willing to be in photo like they used to. So this is really a very good shot with the man looking into the camera.
SWEETFREEDOM (21660) 2014-01-28 6:35
beautiful full body portrait. good colors and details.
ourania (26620) 2014-01-30 13:20
I like very much the play of perspectives that has been accentuated by a well considered tight framing. The slight tilt and the direct gaze of the gentleman in the foreground create an appealing sense of dynamism. Maybe his white shirt is a little too bright but this doesn't undermine the power of his expression nor any details close to him or in the background. I enjoy very much the way you cropped the photo at the edge of the decorative patterns. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (15787)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-21 21:59