It was a religious holiday, and a procession passed through the Luther memorial monument.
On the WS attached, minutes after, I spotted a witch depicted-figure on one window-store under the shaded boulevard. Tales about witches are connected with Worms tradition's.
Location of the Lutherplatz in Worms: 49.6321, 8.3602
A web page about Luther, the reformation and the connection to Worms.
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Indrasish (2351) 2013-08-19 1:10
Excellent shot here.. I really like this type of short.. You can get this type of procession daily in Kolkata.. Superb image quality and excellent composition.. Very well done.. TFS..
Good afternoon and wish you all the best..
emka (64266) 2013-08-19 1:26
Hi Ike, Obviously it was Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) Day - it falls on a Thursday 60 days after Easter Sunday. You can see such pprcessions in every town and village in Poland. it is good opportunity for tourists to see traditional dress, nowadays worn only on this day, specially near Warsaw or in Tatra Mountains.
On your photo there are no people around, what i find quite strange.
Interesting shot, well done.
krzychu30 (12793) 2013-08-19 1:54
indeed,in some parts of Germany the day is off from work.
You show us very nice aspect of tradition and culture in Germany-it´s good to see it´s not always everything about pleasure and consumerism,but there´s still place for tradition.
Nicely composed and executed shot!
Have a nice day
pajaran (41809) 2013-08-19 2:10
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa fotografija u radionici.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the place and moment ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful pictures in the workshop.
Nice afternoon all the best in the new week that started.
Cricri (92323) 2013-08-19 2:16
Belle mise en image de cette cérémonie, bonne lumière et couleurs, une tradition particulière avec la sorcière en WS, une note bien expliquer
snunney (72834) 2013-08-19 2:29
A fine capture of this church procession. The flags held high make a good pair of frames. The image is well lit and has good colours and sharpness. The statue in the background adds further interest and offers a fine focal point.
jhm (128107) 2013-08-19 2:47
This is a picture that me do remembrance to formerly.
When we as child also must run along with these procession.
These type images see we not everyday on TE, excellent done.
You chose a very well angle, this gives depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
pierrefonds (51072) 2013-08-19 4:48
The distance from the procession and the building is giving depth to the composition. You have captured well the procession. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
kato (9582) 2013-08-19 5:12
You're capturing well this scenr by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see church's procession in the street. It's interesting in the spectacle that in which a pastor's group wearing white and red uniform walks along a head and a priest follows tidily, although I don't know the backgroud of this traditional ceremony. And, it's impressive in the buildings and the statue surrounded to the greenery in back.
ourania (18764) 2013-08-19 6:33
it's funny, although I don't take part in processions in Greece, I've taken part in a similar one in Germany, in the town of Aschheim, as a member of a group of guests from Leros -our towns have been twinned for more than ten years now. Your picture has great depth and clarity and, apart from the head of the procession, you've captured an interesting, typical setting in the background. I like very much the brightness and contrast of the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
clic (12467) 2013-08-19 8:14
What a colourful voyage back at my youth era when, as godly youngsters, we participated to such processions in the main street of Saint-Léon.
Personally I tried to match my footsteps to the bells pace!
I thought the tradition was over, so thanks for showing!
jemaflor (74166) 2013-08-19 8:56
A religious scene well captured, Good pov, light and colors are well managed, tfs.
Kugart (1776) 2013-08-19 11:39
Nice clear shot of the religious procession in Worms. It is a common practice throughout Europe to hold spectacular processions on certain feast days in recognition of particular saints or holy days. I can remember being in Malta on one of these occasions where they have fireworks displays as well.
UlfE (14142) 2013-08-19 11:42
A really great shot. Your point of view was perfect. With the strong lighting it would have been difficult to take a photo in backlight or a photo where part of the procession was in the shades. I beleive you timing was very good. TFS and have a nice evening!
mcmtanyel (5355) 2013-08-19 20:20
The colors of the procession counter the cold colors of the surroundings very well. My inclination would be to show less of the paved surface in the f/g, but that's my taste. However, I am dying to see the tip of the flag on the right.
PS. This religious procession in Worms is more pleasant to look at than a religious procession of the worms!
Nicou (105981) 2013-08-20 2:28
Très belle iamge de cette procession avec les prêtre et la belle croix sueprbe iamge très intense le blanc ressort parfaitement et ce rouge sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (20868) 2013-08-20 9:34
Very nice capture of this religious event. The people look so solemn as they should be. Good details with nice lighting. Well don e, tfs.
Royaldevon (21525) 2013-08-20 13:02
I do find Luther and witches quite incongruous!
It is strange to see their celebrations so very close.
This is a very well-managed photograph. There is a natural movement of the figures, from right to left, in a well composed shot.
Your control of the light is excellent despite strong light and white vestments.
My warm regards,
nikkitta (9053) 2013-08-20 13:52
I agree with Malgo, it was Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) Day
Once I stayed in Cuzco, Peru and was fascinating the mix between indians and catholic believers
You were lucky to be there just with time to get the photo with a good light and sharpness
Like that kind of street scene, well done
jcpix (6654) 2013-08-20 18:41
Good morning Ike,
I have to admit, the title threw me off a bit...I had never heard of such a city name before....I thought it was an actual worm, like the kind you would put on a hook to go fishing!?? :) My lack of geography aside, this is a really nice image of the procession. Always enjoyable are the daily life scenes taking place and captured to convey the occasion. There's just something that helps put us all in that moment by viewing such an event through pictures. This is bright, colorful, and full of objects and human presence to take in. Thanks for sharing this passing of the holiday. Have a great day ahead.
danos (78196) 2013-08-21 1:01
nice the snapshot with this religious procession to passing by in front of your lens.I like the excellent light and colour management as the good documentary shot that presented us.
Have a good day,Danos
lousat (64327) 2013-08-21 1:50
Hi Ike,a pic that remember me what happen's in my small village during the St.George anniversary...ehehe....very nice scene,perfect capture whit the best details and colors,beautiful witch on the WS too! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Miguel82 (14536) 2013-08-21 3:25
Excellent record of that procession, I like to see the clothes weared by the people for that ceremony
Good pov, excellent sharpness and light
chrisvek (6995) 2013-08-21 4:01
Great capture of this moment of ceremony.Splendid contrasts and lightning usage.Excellent POV and details.Very good job.
Have a nice day
adramad (31003) 2013-08-21 15:33
A curious picture, with this religious procession, something that I have never found in Germany, the picture besides the curiosity of the characters, has the great pleasure of seeing the beautiful square with all those sculptures
Very good sharpness and brightness.
Have a good night.
jmdias (48413) 2013-08-23 2:57
nice to see there are religious people in Europe yet, and I can spot many young people here. nice details of the procession and these urban details ahead. TFS.
mkamionka (27121) 2013-08-23 7:35
I have attended so many similar processions in the past and yet somehow never photographed them. So pity, now living in the western Europe I don't see so many occasions for this type of photography. Lovely capture with some interesting monument in the back as well.
Have a great weekend,
fabbs99 (11252) 2013-08-23 23:14
Nice shot of the religious procession.Superb brightness and sharpness.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors. TFS.
mirosu (8232) 2013-08-24 0:41
Well composed photo in excellent light. You have chosen excellent deep DOF to show not only the procession but also monument and nice white building in background without disturbing overall photo quality. Well done. Greetings, Miro
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (44139)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-30
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-19 1:02