April 29, 2014

Procession of the Mysteries

Photograph by Willem Kuijpers, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Willem Kuijpers captured this shot during the 24-hour I Misteri procession in Trapani, Sicily, during which the stations of the cross are carried through the city on the Friday and Saturday of Holy Week. "I came across this situation on the morning of Easter Saturday," Kujipers says. "The participants were getting very tired and I had to wait a lot because of the slow movement of the procession. The heavy stations are carried by the guilds of the city, each accompanied by a music group playing funeral music and a group of women and children."

Kujipers has been attending such processions in Sicily since 2002.

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40 comments
Shane Hughes
Shane Hughes

I love everything about this images. This is perfection


Sandip Dey
Sandip Dey

I really like the framing in this shot.

Steve Portaro
Steve Portaro

if its religious, its boring as is this photo

Askme Ashraf
Askme Ashraf

wow!! like those paintings of louvre   

Francesco Sinibaldi
Francesco Sinibaldi

Cuando el viento regresa.


Silenciosa y

profunda regresa

la noche en el

canto infinito

de una dulce

poesía: siento

la vida pasar

suavemente

donde viene

la rima de la

nueva canción.


Francesco Sinibaldi

Carla Duplantis
Carla Duplantis

Very beautiful and peaceful feeling i get when i see this photo!

Taylor Henry
Taylor Henry

So, so lovely - it almost looks like a painting. The costumes, although made of very humble fabric, capture a period mood beautifully.

These processions are quite extraordinary - I saw one at night in Salerno, by candlelight, back in 1968.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

The flower offerings in their hands somehow touches my heart !  j.e.s.......

Vickneswaren Balasubramaniam
Vickneswaren Balasubramaniam

I just fell in love with this photo...it is so perfect....the ladies , the colours , the divider all seem so well composed.well done. Vickneswaren 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

The two womens figures are almost doll like standing there. Composed into a photograph that is strong in detail, impacting the eye, and with those definate colors, making it a wonderful shot, anyway one looks at it. Good job,Willem. And thank you. j.e.s.........

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Covering the bodies adds to the modesty of the women and to their grace as well. Nice picture.

Mat Millies
Mat Millies

l’évacuation d'eau en plein milieu tue complétement l'ambiance lol...

willem kuijpers
willem kuijpers

It was one of these seldom moments where all pieces fell together and everything was in the right place.

Two weeks ago I walked in this street again...The door on the right was replaced with ugly grey steel ....

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

This photo has such a beautifully balanced composition. It's great that the reddish-brown colour on the wood on either side also appears on the drain pipe that is the central demarcation of the symmetrical composition.  It's also just perfect that the two participants in the procession are standing just where they are, and that the earth-tone colours of their costumes blend so harmoniously with the colours of the wall.


Given the subject matter, it's appropriate that the making of this photo was blessed with such serendipity.  

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Religion can never be boring - at least I know where I will be one day when I die as I love the Lord - but in a way you are correct in that it could be said that it is a boring photo if you take all else out of the equation or shot. One can photograph anyone in the street and make it a boring shot. But.. it is still a excellent shot as far as shades, lighting ect go.

Denis C.
Denis C.

@Mat Millies  Ce n'est pas personnellement mon genre de photo préféré, mais c'est plus ton commentaire qui tue l'ambiance.

AMIT SHARMA
AMIT SHARMA

@Charlene Deacon  nice saying ...........mam give your email-id for me to send phtographs and want to talk to you to share my views.................contact me to fb-id amitsharma9@gmail.com

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