Monday, September 24, 2007

Faith

Faith

This was shot in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at Savannah where we took refuge from the intermittent rains. I had almost forgotten about it till I saw Ash's beautiful "Prayer" post today. This elderly gentleman's head bowed in prayer compelled me to take this image though I generally will let people be alone in their intensely private moments.

I have lived a little more than the quarter of a century on this earth and as I grow, my faith acquires different dimensions too. It's no more religious but it's as powerful as ever in the smallest of the creations and acts and beliefs. As we all start a new week, all I want to say is Keep the faith :)

39 comments:

JAM said...

I like this shot a lot. I couldn't have made it though. The mirror flapping up would sound like a gunshot in a quiet place like this.

Moi said...

Trust me John , it looks silent and empty but it was full of people who could not go out due to rain and though there were only two people in prayer , there were tons of us tourists clicking away the cathedral's interiors!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Moi,
Good start of any day of the week!
Yes be positive and keep fith in a clean and peacefull world,and:
Start with thinking an reacting positive yourself....

I'm also wondering about this photo , (which I Like/ no LOVE, a lot!!!!) "can you take photo's from people , while they are praying ,inside a church"?

Here its forbidden to take photo's from people, from an empty church its okay...

Thanks for you coments on my bloG! you're so sweet and kind....

JoAnn :)XX

Question, (I'm wondering 2 , is at the side where you live in Florida, the same /sunny weather as Isabella's in Florida?)

Kanishka Agiwal said...

Wow!! How deep. How intense. What profound statements. My consciousness has been kindled. I am a changed human being :DD

Yoda said...

Beautiful composition!!

Personally, I'll rate beer over faith, but that's just me ;-)

Mark said...

Hi Moi,

Its a good job you didn't put him on a 'Moi angle' otherwise he would have fell out of the pew.

Really nice shot though.

Cheers Mark

a-xpressions said...

Very fragile shot Moi!!
It has got two wonderful elements in it.
The first one is the softness of the light…and the other one is the ambience. I can certainly feel the silence. The black and white effect enhanced the emotional quality!
Very good…keep it up!

(I replied to your comment on my blog)

Kanishka Agiwal said...

You wanna fight, young lady?? Come in here and throw your punches in the ring. I ain't scared of your threats :P

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Thanks Moi for reacting, I wonder where (what city & country) you + Hus will celebratse your anniversary in December?
Just let me know by the time you go ok? :)

Hughs xx

Mike said...

Nice capture of the mood of this cathedral Moi. I love your composition.

Kerri said...

What a nice shot! So Peaceful.

Chad Oneil said...

That's a great image.

Z said...

Interesting use of the word refuge in this context at the start of your post. The one who were there to pray and the ones (simply) taking shelter from the rain :-)

The last adam said...

yo! keep the faith!

Catherine said...

Beautiful place to seek refuge from the rain, Beautiful shot!!

Catherine

Kunal said...

ah...am i missing something here?

Nikon said...

A great shot, Moi.
The tones, especially on the gentleman praying, are fabulous.
Beautiful B&W.

nazzareno said...

A splendid image, intense and meaningful, that brings to thousand considerations and reasonings.
Also to make photos, is, in his small, a search of God.

ruth said...

It's a sweet photo. Keep having faith, we need positive energy in the world.

bluemountainmama said...

evocative.... it always moves me to see someone praying and humbling themselves before God....

lovely, my dear....

nasten'ka said...

beautifull pic perfectly taken!!! really a good shot!!!

photowannabe said...

You tell an entire story in one shot. I like your choice of black and white too. We all need to keep the faith.

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

This is one of my favourites of yours now. Great image!

Still said...

I like a lot the composition of your image. The B&W works very well with your subject.

Anna said...

Really great Moi! I am very fond of black and white tones especially in images that seem so quiet. Very nice.

Ash said...

Thank you Moi!!
Its a wonderful image. Very moving.

Steve Buser said...

Seems like the Good Lord was using the rain to steer you into the Cathedral and stir your thoughts.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Annie said...

What a compellingly lovely photo of faith, Moi. Thank you for this image today. Its quietness inspires me.

Wendy said...

Hi Moi, I instantly liked the black and white of this photo, and the way it blends in with the black framing of your blog. Nice! It looks as if the light is shining mostly on this gentleman's head, making his moment of prayer the focus of the photo. You don't think he's praying for rain, do you? :0

Greggo said...

what a beautifully moving photo! well captured!

Sarad said...

what dimensions does your faith acquire?

Ele ^_^ said...

Really a beautiful shot, full of meaning!

dr. filomena said...

Tranquility, Humility, Peace.
At peace with yourself is the best place one can possibly be.
Wonderful shot. Brava!

I think perhaps you will enjoy my photos from a European Cathedral that I took last Saturday. They're posted at
Cathedral Photo

Greetings from Slovenia

inspired said...

B&W is good here ;]

jessica said...

i like the black and white. works well in this photo.

Andrée said...

So many times lately it has been difficult to keep the faith. But photos such as this certainly help because of their power.

laurel said...

Great capture of a beautiful, silent moment.

puvanan said...

beautiful..

Jen said...

A beautiful shot!