During “lag-baomer” celebrations, orthodox Jews are waiting all night to the Morning Prayer on a roof of an old tomb.
250,000 people where in the celebration lest night, and it was delusional experience just being there, watch it and being part of this ecstatic mess prayer.
hear is my interpretation of heaven and hell.
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davido (1982) 2005-05-28 12:28
This shot is perfectly done as I understood quickly what the matter was. Very good quality. I wish I won't go to hell. :o/
Regards, David O
msadventure (632) 2005-05-28 12:47
Great interpretation if there's such a thing. Nice and interesting photograph - as provoking as mine (see my gallery). calls for a discussion.
My mom and sister were there too - if this is Miron?
Happy Lag Baomer.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-05-28 13:24
Wonderful composition and good note. A pic with a story. Well captured, greetings Albrecht
kensimage (8565) 2005-05-28 13:29
Excellent, Yuval, this image really tells a story. Compositionally, it's great that the fire is below and the sky is above (although ideally, the dividing line would not be so near the middle.) It's nice how the smoke in the top half connects the two parts.
early_doors (207) 2005-05-28 13:58
Awesome photo - sharp, clear, intruiguing...
KevRyan (22956) 2005-05-28 15:53
A most interesting image Yuval - for me the intimacy of the meaning is perhaps lost, the cultural reference is too foreign to my life - I can't imagine waiting on a tomb all night to pray but I might wait up to watch a solstice sunrise or listen to election results! I like the way the smoke seems to be taking something of the man in dark clothes skyward - perhaps cleansing him - fire and smoke so often means this in religion - the guy behind seems like he's looking after his soul with cherished words although I realise this isn't the 'story'. I have to either see it as a straight documentary photograph with accompanying facts or think about it as a strong symbolic image to which I can add my own meaning - or both of course! From that second point of view it such a wonderfully strong, surreal and well seen image. I like this sort of image very much.
jrzufferey (7305) 2005-05-29 3:55
Ciao Yuval, j'aime beaucoup ta composition, je trouve ton image superbe,nous pourrions penser au ciel en haut tout bleu et la misère et le feu en bas.Amicalement/jr
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2005-05-29 4:59
Fine capture, the flames in particular, the image overall asks many questions :)
- Copyright: yuval naaman (kogawa) (4378)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-27
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 70-300mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lag Baomer [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-28 12:18