While visiting the Milan Cathedral (il Duomo), I had the luck to see a religious ceremony not so frequent, probably an ordination.
Ordination is one of the seven sacraments of Catholicism. The term "ordination" comes from the Latin "ordinatio", meaning "bringing into order" or "action to organize the distribution of burdens." After the ceremony, the ordaining person becomes a priest, or a deacon.
The other six sacraments are baptism, confirmation, eucharist, penance, marriage and anointing of the sick.
Photo taken at arms length, a chance that it is not too blurry!
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brianmcc (6005) 2012-04-06 12:24
you have composed this very well and presented it perfectly. the scene is reminicent of a religious painting by one of the masters. the colours are superb with the red and white robes intermingling. the hints of gold compliment the other coloure perfectly. the insence helps create an intense atmosphere and brings life to the image. the dark background is superb, in fact the whole scene has a wonderfully rich quality to it.
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-06 13:55
mükemmel bir insanlar manzarası.fotoğrafınız hem görsel olarak göze hitap eden ve güzel hem netliği, renkleri ve bakış açısı olarak iyi.tebrikler
papagolf21 (83264) 2012-04-06 15:01
La première idée qui me vient à l'esprit est celle d'une peinture religieuse !
La beauté rendue constitue un véritable exploit.
La fumée d'encens, les bougies, les postures de chaque intervenant sont parfaites.
jjcordier (73330) 2012-04-06 23:53
On a vraiment l'impression que la scène a été peinte par un artiste tant chaque personnage est parfaitement à la place qui convient. La répartition des soutanes rouge et jaune est excellente et la fumée d'encens qui monte, accompagnée par le geste des mains du prêtre, termine superbement la composition. Remarquable!
annjackman (17803) 2012-04-07 1:09
You have captured the atmosphere of the moment very well. The dark BG and muted colours suit the composition. It looks like an old painting.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-04-07 5:02
exactly a nice shot onto them, reflecting the mystery, spiurality...!
lgir (6787) 2012-04-07 6:06
excellent rendu sur cette scène grâce à un très bon rendu de l'ambiance et un cadrage parfait.
Très bon travail
ourania (26518) 2012-04-07 8:13
a very well composed and framed photo with marvellous depth and wonderful lighting, colours and contrasts. Clarity is great and very much appreciated while observing the ritual and the impressive effect of the folds of the priests' robes but also the details of the architecture in the darkness behind them. The rising smoke of the incense adds drama to the solemn postures and completes a picture which really looks like a painting. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
tyro (18626) 2012-04-07 10:28
A very appropriate picture for Eastertime!
And this is an amazing photograph for a 1/6th second exposure hand-held!
A very interesting note and a beautifully serene picture with lovely lighting, wonderful ambience and lovely vibrant colours. The rising smoke adds greatly to the sacred atmosphere. Your exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
Have a Wonderful Easter!
SWEETFREEDOM (21636) 2012-04-14 0:06
good quality shot, perfect sharpness and light management. interesting religious scene.
- Copyright: Delphine Digeon (tatadalou) (5641)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-21
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S5IS
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Bergame, Milan et les grands lacs
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 12:14