This is the second photo from the Holy Church of Panagia Megalochari at Tinos island.
Many people doing the way from the harbor to the church of Megalochari usually on the knees, prooving that way their faith (see another photo of mine) at the face of Panagia (Virgin Mairy) and completing their oblation to Her.
I must mention that the road who drives from the harbor to the church is a big acclivity, hard not only to walked it to the knees but walking regularly!
I turned this photo to B&W to show my respect to these people and with respect to their problem.
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manutd (69) 2005-09-03 14:54
Well done Mpampis!
It seems we photographed the same event! See Faith Photo I, too, did it in B&W.
Watching how these people crawl to pay respect to Virgin Mary is something everyone should do if they want to understand the human character.
The shot is perfect
ajcsousa (1804) 2005-09-03 17:12
Very good B&W very well composed, you sure captured the all the mood in the air. Very well done.
mlopes (494) 2005-09-03 19:23
This is strong... very touchy... very common image in Portugal also!
gary91 (15348) 2005-09-04 1:06
Really powerfull !!
Treatment with B&W make the wiew stronger.
I love this image - nothing more to say
"Bravo" as we say in France
capthaddock (28790) 2005-09-04 1:43
Fascinating tradition, and the BW has added to the spiritual feel. It also looks like someone else was taking a photo too.
carper (96) 2005-09-04 3:19
it is nice Mpampis,
very good composition, very good done in black and white, the lines are good the details and the atmosphere in the photo is nice, very good job my friend,
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-09-04 8:56
nice shot here, I like woman here, I guess she is a very devoted relgious person, great perspective here, well done
logios (1903) 2005-09-04 9:23
Εξαιρετική η στιγμή της αφιξης στο πλατύσκαλο. Η εικόνα περικλείει τα άπειρα συναισθήματα που κατακλείζουν όλους εκείνους που αποφασίζουν με ανάλογο τρόπο να εκδηλώσουν την πίστη τους. Το άσπρο-μαύρο πιστεύω ότι υπογραμμίζει άυτη τη διαδικασία. Πολύ καλή Μπαμπη.
jjbach (9324) 2005-09-04 15:00
Δυνατή φωτογραφία που περιγράφει την δύναμη της πίστης στην Παναγιά μας. Περίφημη επιλογή του ασπρόμαυρου. Πολύ καλή γωνία λήψης.
bertolucci (13362) 2005-09-04 16:46
Kalispere my friend, this is a very evocative and touching picture. Due to the fine compo, the crispness and the very well performed BW conversion, it's also a very pleasing and powerful one. Great job!
Regards from Rotterdam, Bert.
coco (30439) 2005-09-05 3:33
Also common in Spain (in another dates). Is a scene well captured, but perhaps would be more interesting see what we have at the left (more stairs) than what we have at the right of the scene (even a man taking a photo).
fabio_ts (13696) 2005-09-05 7:12
GREAT IMPACT PHOTO here Mpampis, really well captured and perfect B&W choice.. full of poetry composition, great work!!!
have a nice day, Fabio.
jhm (156458) 2005-09-05 13:16
With respect for the people this picture in B/W, I can this understand, good perspective, good job!
Schultzy (5446) 2005-09-05 16:24
Good evening Mpampis,
Very interesting and surprising subject. Does she saw you taking the picture ?
Nice composition. Thanks for the note...
erdna (5711) 2005-09-05 18:25
A good photo of of the faithfuls going through their own ways of showing their faith. Nicely done.
Maritsa (358) 2005-09-06 14:27
Α εξαιρετική. Η ιδέα σου -ως δείγμα σεβασμού- να την κάνεις ασπρόμαυρη είναι φοβερή! Έχει πιάσει σωστά το συναίσθημα αυτής της θεοσεβούμενης γυναίκας! Μπράβο!
nwoehnl (122) 2005-09-06 16:55
Hi Mpampis. A very rich frame you have here, with lots of interesting details and activities to be seen. The kneeling woman (and her shadow) in the foreground sure are a main subject, but also the other people interacting with the place and its rhythmic architecture are a good add. Nice choice with the b&w, you get a nice tonal range and reduce the possibly distracting element of color. Good work with a well-used wide angle.
nbournas (3229) 2005-09-07 23:07
Poli omorfi fotografia Mpampi, kataferes na piasis tin atmosfera tis stigmis.
jrj (34843) 2005-09-09 5:11
A good shot M - perfect for the interesting notes. Fine details and good placement of the woman. Maybe shooting from a lower angle had worked as well. Still a well disposed compo, good choice to present in bw
markpanos (1977) 2005-09-26 20:38
To leo dioti teties photo psaxno ego,tis opies:
-Den tis brisco katholou efkola
-Ama tis bro den brisko to xrono,kai pano apo ola to 8AROS na tis kano
Se fantazome gonatismenos perimenontas tin kali stigmi.
equalizer (29) 2005-10-03 20:16
I liked a lot this documentary shot, well done!
jrzufferey (7305) 2005-10-05 15:56
Une image fascinante et empreinte d'une grande piété, mais est-elle après se receuillir en montant à genoux les marche de l'église.?? Je vais essayer d'augmenter un peu les contraste, je trouve les gris un peu trop dominants. Amiticalement/jr
sixTL (8596) 2005-10-06 0:55
Hi Mpampis, very mystical shot. The black and white increase this emotion. The black and white was the right choice. Really beautiful shot. Regards Artur
vsinopoulos (263) 2006-02-03 15:46
Πολύ καλή η γωνία λήψης, δίνει δυναμική, στήν φωτογραφία.Ακόμη η φωτογραφία σου δείχνει την δύναμη της πίστης στην Παναγιά μας. Περίφημη επιλογή του ασπρόμαυρου.
- Copyright: Mpampis Mantoukas (Xalkida) (11744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-08-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Event
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED DX AF-S, Lexar CF 512MB 80x, Hoya HMC Cir. Polarizer - 67mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Tinos - Mykonos summer 2005
- Theme(s): Greek Churches/Greek Orthodox religion, !My own favorites, !My B&W World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-03 14:12