Gathering for Sunday mass at a church in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania. Outside mosques it's common to give alms to the poor. I am not convinced that the Roma girl met much generosity.
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lousat (57510) 2013-01-09 1:39
Hi Gert,the orthodox style have always fascinated me,this is a very nice capture,it's a prayer time for the people,but i can see magnificent decorations too on the facade! Beautiful and rich composition,great details despite the difficult light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
wolf38 (28146) 2013-01-09 1:59
Hello Gert. A beautiful everyday photo from Romania. I'm always surprised about how quickly the Romanians returned after the end of the Soviet Union to the old religion.
Fis2 (73010) 2013-01-09 2:32
Curious place, curious scene.
I like mosaics.
Good reportorial photo.
TopGeo (37994) 2013-01-09 4:48
Hello Gert! Great post. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day. Superb composition, wonderful and impressive place, lovely warm light and colors, excellent POV and colours and peoples outside of church gave an interesting moment ! , very good clarity, contrast and sharpness, TFS!
jhm (122314) 2013-01-09 4:52
An entrance of a church or mosque are very well places for to ask a little bit money, maybe is this Roma girl its specialization!.
Lovely angle with perfect depth and perspective.
I can enjoy of these nice picture, splendid colors and excellent sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
Nicou (97509) 2013-01-09 5:14
très très belle scène et image superbe avec ces personnage et ce cadrage et captage dans l'angle avec le escaliers et quelle mosaïques superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (88784) 2013-01-09 7:54
good captured scene and presentation of entrance to church. Nice decorative frescos and arcade. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
bayno (16131) 2013-01-09 8:04
I am agree with you Gert...anyway the scene is well composed and the quality is outstanding!!! nice colors and decoration...seem little beat Bizantine style...
my best regards,
Tigerlily (2339) 2013-01-09 8:48
Wonderful colour and detail, but I could see form thumbnail,it is not a film image...I imagine that the gold would be more saturated than the digital...
You know I "followed" you to see the world, I also learned something about the word Mosques. I thought that it was a building for Muslims,but I had a look of Wikipedia, it says:" meaning "to bow down in prayer" or "worship"... Keep up your excellent work.:-)
ACL1978 (5689) 2013-01-09 17:58
Thanks for this interesting social reporting, Gert. The shot itself is well done - framed between attractive mosaics with good human action and the Roma girl in bright clothing out front drawing the eye, but it is the sad inherent story told here that really makes it worthwhile, of a people locked into poverty and discrimination throughout Europe, but especially in its Eastern half.
kato (6725) 2013-01-09 20:07
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the entrace of outhodox church with unique saint's paintings on wall and many believers who gather there. It looks like to keep an interesing architecture design.
serp2000 (29128) 2013-01-10 1:09
Good morning, Gert,
I like to see the Orthodox churches in different countries. They have various interiors, diverse terms. Althought they are the Orhodoxes. Excellent presentation of the Romanian church, fine details, good colors.
saxo042 (31790) 2013-01-10 1:42
En bra komposition vari du har kombinerat den vackra byggnaden med ett levande folkliv, som bidrar med många färger. Ser man bara linjerna från trappan tillsammans med valven ovanför och väggmålningarna, så hade ju bilden varit bra även utan människor.
marabu61 (3865) 2013-01-10 2:02
I sure this one will please Daniel (dkmurphys) a lot, him beeing from Cluj.
Great capture of a daily life scene, the girl looks just so bored as young people are in this kind of situations, while the worshippers go to church. She even stands out with her colorful clothes as well.
ourania (12249) 2013-01-10 9:12
a very well composed vertical frame that follows carefully the lines and rhythm of the architecture. The many people in different postures and positions make the scene very interesting. The connection between the people and the setting is great, they provide superb and intriguing reference to each other. It's great to see the interaction among the people and read their thoughts in their expressions. Jesus and St Nicolas seem to be watching the scene too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
eldancer1 (16938) 2013-01-10 9:40
Beautiful murals on this church. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Nice to have the people for scale. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
kasianowak (2205) 2013-01-10 12:36
Great candid shot with well chosen timing showing a good selection of the local people.
I also went to Romania in May 2010! :)
abmdsudi (26199) 2013-01-10 16:22
Interesting street photography, a very poignant shot with some atrractive colors and subjects of interest; the church goers entering the highly decorative orthodox church . Needless to say, the presence of the none too happy Roma girl certainly draws the eyes in, the odd one in her stunning yellow and blue, attracting much attention as the main focus and she's obviously eyed someone but her expression really says it all. Her image provides a powerful statement whilst she is being ignored by those who have already passed. She has a certain look about her which belies her desperate situation and to her is just routine. It's a sad commentary on our world, a photo doc on how the unfortunate interacting with people around her. A meaningful compostion of a commanding street shot, a very thought-provoking picture that tells a great story and there is great strength and humanity. Fine work, Congrats
macjake (39207) 2013-01-10 23:31
Romania is high on my list of countries to visit.....theres something about traveling to
Less popular destinations that really appeal to me. I thought that young girl seemed out of place....reading yr note pretty much confirmed that. A true portrayal of daily life....really enjoyed this one. Enjoy your day
gildasjan (38160) 2013-01-11 9:26
Une image bien composée dans ce format et ici un contraste de couleurs agréable par une bonne gestion de l'exposition.Les vêtements jaune et bleu de cette fille attirent bien l’œil.
Bonne année 2013
mesutilgim (67856) 2013-01-11 10:37
Hello dear Gert,
Nice capture of this church entrance in Cluj.
I allways wondered why the churches in Romania ara much more decorated with ferscoes, mosaic panels etc on otside walls, compared to other churches as well ?
Maybe a kind of eclesiastic bill boards, who knows.
The Roma girl is typical throughout Romania.
TFS and have a nice weekend
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2013-01-11 23:37
Hi dear Gert
Ya new series for Romania has started?
Ya this country is fronteer for me so very good oportunity to know about. Significant snap shot via best framework as usual. Mozic two Christs are very attractive. Thanks for your sharing and have a good Sat!
Takero from Tokyo
Angshu (51174) 2013-01-12 23:45
The mosaics on the outer walls are fascinating. You captured a nice slice of daily life with people entering the church. Alms & beggars I guess go hand in hand with any Religious place...the levels vary!
notrap (4672) 2013-01-15 1:52
schönes Foto (oben vielleicht ein bißchen zu stark aufgehellt), das viel über das Leben in Rumänien erzählt. Ohne Deinen Text hätte ich die Szene nicht verstehen können. Deine Bildbeschreibungen sind immer ein starker Teil des Ganzen!
jusninasirun (17128) 2013-03-29 5:13
Beautiful scene outside this church. I am attracted to the design and paintings around this entrance. The people waiting outside waiting for charity is interesting.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.