Visiting my native town, every time there I try to go to Curtea de Arges Monastery, not for the divine service, because …I have one problem, I don’t like very much the priests …But there is an old priest which I admire very much ..with a heart of poet, always speaking in a lower voice, saying only strong allegories and making The Bible to seem more easy to understand (I confess never read it all) ,touching my soul.
He holds the book close to his heart when he speaks ,and his face says all about his faith
Last week when we had our TE trip, this was one of the places where we were and there Jerome took some amazing photos with this old priest….I never was so lucky, trying all the time but see, the result is not good at all
And for this reason I dedicate this picture to you Jerome
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jasmis (57614) 2007-07-17 1:15
It looks really impressive, like an old dagerotyp. Interesting focus, important note.
Regards my dear friend!
jleveque (898) 2007-07-17 1:37
Thank you Isa...
for sure it's not technically perfect, but it reminds me the strong emotion I felt in that place, so much devotion from the people there. I feel that people like this priest are very rare, those who are able to find the right words and who are guided by their heart.
I will post in WS one of my pictures...not that good :)
Have a peaceful day,
cbrman (21637) 2007-07-17 3:35
Le flou de bougé de cette image donne un effet très spéciale ! On croirait voir un vieux film ! Je trouve cependant que le crop n'est pas idéal car on ne peut voir ce que tiennent ces deux personnes dans les mains !
Sinon, le grain donne une jolie touche à l'image !
hay_kes (30424) 2007-07-17 3:52
very nice B&W capture of the daily life!good POV and the light wonderful!
japiey (10163) 2007-07-17 4:21
Jan said: like an old daguerreotype , this looks.. YES...
A good daily life from the interiors..
More than a vintage look, the divinity aroused from the pious men in frame is notable. That makes this so close, so close to every heart , to the presence of GOD...Divine.
nemesiss (2979) 2007-07-17 5:55
O imagine parca descarcata din alte vremuri.
FELICITARI PENTRU ASEMENEA CAPTURA. Nici eu nu as fi reusit una mai buna ca a ta.
p.s. Descarcam tolba din Grecia
RADEEH (2802) 2007-07-17 7:50
The blur is interesting, it gives a scared feeling. But something is missing, i can,t say it exactly. Certain things like the priests glasses and the small photo of Mary is adding a lot of interest . Good work TFS
luiscar (3286) 2007-07-17 8:02
Hello isabela, very creative and original image.
worn out good the desenfoque and the noise, you have obtained a beautiful photography in B&W, with good scale of gray.
norman_isaure (4) 2007-07-17 9:35
Hello Isabela I like with dimensions "the intimist" of your photograph, that resembles the tables of painting of religious scene of the last centuries but in black and white. Cordially Georgy
jrj (34841) 2007-07-17 10:55
Interesting effect by the hard contrast and grainy presentation Isabela. As here working as a kind of ducomentary.
Maybe you mix of places here a little. As I have seen in the theme the portraits done by JErome and me was made at Cozia Monastery, not this one I think...
Silvio1953 (105599) 2007-07-18 5:56
Hi Isabela, great portrait of this old priest , very well done, ciao Silvio
noborders (1010) 2007-07-18 13:05
Why is the shot not good ? I think it is full of atmosphere ; for me, never mind the blur : this B&W photo has its value, for the subject, the surroundings and... your way of kindly looking at these 2 persons ! (useful note too :))
Emile (20348) 2007-07-18 15:15
I'm sorry as same as you are about this picture, you are right when you said that the result of this shot is not good at all, but any way not everything is lost, I like your composition and what you was expecting to create, your POV is good. The black and white goes very well with the mystical environment.
Regards my good friend.
angelsimon (2466) 2007-07-19 11:04
This photo is very well composed, it has a lot of noise and the focus is not good, like you say in your note, but I think that in these pictures on B&W these factors can give an artistic touch to the work. Best regards friend.
ninaL (21348) 2007-09-14 10:29
I like it, Isabela.
Quality, not the best, by enough...really enough, beceause of unique atmosphere contained in this scene and beceause of its old aspect.
Could be from an another period.
Very good one, Isabela.
Best regards. Grazyna.
Thebigben (61) 2007-10-04 9:07
I was looking through all of your pictures and got to the 17th page and was exausted with how much you have to offer. I really like this picture.
- Copyright: Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) (47379)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-07-07
- Categories: Ceremony
- Exposure: f/3.1
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Romanian TE meeting
- Theme(s): ROMANIAN MEETING/Balea Lake [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 0:30