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the pilgrim

By forilion  
This was taken inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre within the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem. The lady was a Catholic pilgrim and what the photo can't show you is that she was crying inconsolably. Very powerful moment.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: itinerario, Dinda, pipapelada and 9 more

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Dinda 17 90 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2005 1:10PM
find this image really strong, especially after I'd read your description, but even before the figure in the foreground seemed full of emotion.
pipapelada 17 135
20 Apr 2005 1:11PM
you're right, you can't tell from the photo the depth of her emotion but, from your caption, you can certainly imagine. I can see her hands against the wall and her mouth so, without being intrusive, you've done a good job of capturing an emotional moment. I like the way you've framed the woman in this. I'm looking forward to seeing more shots from this place.
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
20 Apr 2005 1:36PM
Yes, this is a good capture of this moment and framed just right. Good to know what was happening as I would not know otherwise.
Paree 17 616 3
20 Apr 2005 3:33PM
Good capture Spencer, considering the light,in churches is a problem,I like the way the light at the bottom shows up the pilgrim,then gradually darkens at the top.
pipapelada 17 135
20 Apr 2005 3:42PM
I think this shot deserves much more attention, I wish I could 'click' twice
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
20 Apr 2005 8:08PM
I like the actual contact between the womans hand and the painting.

dalowsons 18 89 Australia
21 Apr 2005 2:13PM
Very emotional, excellent capture.
itinerario 18 42 Netherlands
18 May 2005 6:29AM
Moving image. Well done.
andmolliethedog 16 120 11 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2005 12:51PM
A truly excellent peice of work..stunning!

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