We all are horrified seeing what happens in Ukraine. Not specially good photo from an Orthodox church but it expresses my feelings. Our prayers and thoughts are with the suffering Ukrainian people.
Taken in Mykolaiv (Ukrainian: Миколаїв, also known as Nikolayev (from Russian Николаев), a city in southern Ukraine, administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast.
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fabbs99 (16147) 2014-02-21 1:17
What a scene ! The scarves show how close orthodox christians and muslims are in terms of dress code.TFS.
mkamionka (29808) 2014-02-21 1:46
rzeczywiscie bardzo pasujace do obecnych wydarzen zdjecie. Swietne wykonanie, znakomity pomysl, zeby moc zrobic to lepiej musialabys miec o wiele lepszy sprzet o wiele lepszy niz ja mam, wtedy latwiej byloby pozyc sie szumow przy nieskazitelnej ostrosci ale I tak godna podziwu jest jakosc ktora udalo Ci sie osiagnac.. Kobiety w typowych chustkach -widok juz chyba nie spotykany w Polsce choc pamietam ze moja babcia chodzila w chustce. Glowy pochylone, skupienie, zaduma no I oczywiscie swiece ktore wzmacniaja atmosphere.
Wspaniala praca I jak zwykle jestes bardzo na czasie.
SnapRJW (30199) 2014-02-21 3:15
Hello Malgo - I not only like your sentiment here but also the photograph. It is atmospheric and most appropriate and shows me a scene that I doubt I shall see with my own eyes. I note that all the people in this area are women, is it usual for the women to worship in an area set aside from their male counterparts? Warm regards Rosemary
snunney (80883) 2014-02-21 4:08
Sad goings on in Ukraine, not helped by the entrenched views on both sides and external interference. I like this moody capture and like Rosemary I am intrigued to see all the worshippers are women.
daddo (23242) 2014-02-21 4:20
Hi Malgo. Our Slavs are at it again. A sad time for the freedom loving Ukrainians. One hundred or so killed today and many by government snipers. A befitting photo, sad and sombre.Pozdrav. Klaudio.
Sergiom (56819) 2014-02-21 5:00
J'aime beaucoup le mouvement circulaire qu'offre ce superbe chandelier. La longue exposition accentue le flou. Un très beau moment de prière avec une lumière très bien gérée.
holmertz (38851) 2014-02-21 6:22
The situation in Ukraine is awful and we still don't know if there is an agreement today that will stop the massacres. I am not the praying kind of person but I sincerely sympathize with those Ukrainians who want their country to be more democratic and less corrupt.
nikkitta (14036) 2014-02-21 7:38
Ortodox people are very conservative in the way they behave and dress at the church,women active, men at the back
Share your feelings and just left a personal note at Sergiy that lives there
PaulVDV (21245) 2014-02-21 7:52
A picture that you will also be able to take in the churches in Georgia.
So many years after the events in Yugoslavia, we see that again terrible things are happening in Europe.
Eventually corruption and abuse of power will draw the short straw. So what's the use of so much violence and killing?
Some people seem to think that time has stood still in Ukraine and that the habitants would still not be aware of their abilities and their rights.
I really admire those people who brave the danger every day in their struggle for a fairer and more democratic society.
May there soon be a fair solution, Paul
rychem (21017) 2014-02-21 8:44
Uważam, ze to zdjęcie wcale nie jest złe, ma nastrój, jest klimatyczne i bardzo pasujące do aktualnych wydarzeń, a wiem, ze w cerkwiach niechętnie pozwalają na zdjęcia, bardzo trafione zdjęcie
COSTANTINO (53013) 2014-02-21 8:50
Hello dear friend
one shot is one thousand words and the
whole atmosphere shows it perfectly
lets hope that the situation will
be better next days
have a nice weekend
carlo62 (29651) 2014-02-21 10:30
bella esposizione, la luce calda delle candele rende ancor più mistica la foto.
Mi piacciono i particolari delle donne e delle icone sulle pareti.
photoray (11071) 2014-02-21 10:46
Fine tribute scene to the Ukraine people, with the faithful praying, highlighted by candle light.
We all pray and hope for peace and end to violence and hatred.
Silvio1953 (118527) 2014-02-21 11:21
Ciao Malgorzata, lovely composition with a lot of prayers, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ourania (28576) 2014-02-21 11:51
what's happening in Ukraine is shocking and so sad. I've met many people from Ukraine in Greece and it's horrifying to think what their country and families are going through now. The same story of division and clash has been repeated in several countries around the words, some have managed to keep a precarious balance but others have entered a very dark phase. I hope the people of Ukraine and the foreign countries that have approached them will work for unity and peace and not for further division. Things don't look optimistic though. Thank you for this appropriate photo and homage.
All the best, have a great weekend,
Romano46 (16584) 2014-02-21 13:05
molto apprezzabile il tuo pensiero per la popolazione dell'Ucraina e nello stesso tempo bella la foto che hai proposto a corredo di esso.
Una immagine di grande raccoglimento e di notevole spiritualità esaltata da una ripresa eccellente sia per come è stata composta la foto che per il luogo nel quale l'hai scattata .
Brava come al solito.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
kasianowak (5614) 2014-02-21 13:34
Ciesze sie, ze poruszylas te kwestie, Malgosiu. Zdjecie bardzo pasuje do tego, co sie w tej chwili dzieje na Ukrainie.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-21 23:23
Your photo in this Orthodox church is very moving and expresses your feelings very well.
As you say a difficult one with the light you had to work with and the respect you had to show the people praying but you have captured it with great warmth and feeling to these guys in troubled times.
serp2000 (38980) 2014-02-21 23:29
Oh, I was shoked by that breaking news from Ukraine, it is very very dramatic situation, I have a lot of friends there and these events went through my heart. No words more.
siudzi (32833) 2014-02-22 10:45
Symboliczne zdjęcie, które pięknie wpisuje się w ten szczególny moment historii. Doskonale uchwycilas atmosferę chwili oraz miejsca. Bardzo mi się podoba.
wolf38 (31118) 2014-02-23 0:50
Hello Malgo. Praying in a church. Candles. A strong and worth seeing photo with lots of atmosphere. Yes, the unrest in the Ukraine interested in all of us. Perhaps the prayers help to bring peace to the country.
delpeoples (52871) 2014-02-23 5:07
Ciao cara Itchy Feet
A most beautiful and heartfelt dedication to the people of the Ukraine. Such a tragedy and yet another example of man's inhumanity to man. You mark it respectfully and sensitively. Beautiful warm light and close up work.
PS: You are of to Andalucía soon? Lucky girl. Aside from Cordoba, where will you go? It was my favourite town, followed by Grenada. But I would love to have seen Sevilla
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-02-23 6:54
This is very beautiful and touching photo of praying people. They look calm and focused but still they are nicely background as the candles take the main attention. How beautiful is the candlelight! Wow! Thanks for sharing this photo.
Best wishes, Kaisa
P.S I have seen many of your photos and added you to my favourites today :-)
worldcitizen (6663) 2014-02-23 13:57
This is a lovely dedication to the people of Ukraine. Hopefully peace will soon shine like the flames of these candles. This golden candle holder is unique and lovely. I like it's prominent place in the foreground.
Cricri (103343) 2014-02-27 9:51
Une belle image du peuple Ukraine, a ce jour dans la douleur et la tristesse, grand respect pour cette image, touchante.....bonne prise de la lumière, belle présentation
adores (35196) 2014-03-20 15:56
I like the moment you captured here, it represents a great moment of faith that is perfect for the occasion.The photo is older but it's impressive to see so many women praying.