Mood developed by this photo is commendable. The determination in the style of walking of the nuns to be particularly noted. Thanks for clicking the moment which speaks a lot about our church.
The sisters are probably part of Missionaries of Charity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missionaries_of_Charity) founded by Blessed Mother Theresa.
Im sorry, its a lovely picture and having just been there i'm very impressed at the quality given how little light there is in there, but for me it doesn't in any way capture the vibe and feeling of the place.
I love the position & proximity of the Church and the viewer . You almost feel you can step into the picture and be there at this special holy place. What a wondrous place! Thank you Mr. Basri.
I have been to this Church, and it is in fact noisy, busy, and there are no damp stones. But this is a great photograph, full of mystery and anticipation. I really like it.
We used to be able to download all the photo's of the day as high resolution images. Is there a way to do that? If not, will NG bring that wonderful capability back??? All my desktop background images are from the photo's of the day.
strange ..this looks like Kolkata and the nuns wearing saris with blue border from Mother Theresa's order ..did not know Jerusalem and Kolkata had so much in common
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is famous for more than being the burial place of Jesus. Every few years the religious orders who are charged with looking after the maintenance of the Basilica end up in physical altercations. This seems quite believable in this photo which has a harshness seen in the paving and cool architecture.
The skill required to take a photo of someone walking away from the camera is easier than if the subject is walking towards the lens. Subsequently the shot must be technically excellent to compensate for a low level of difficulty. In this case, the absence of a facial shot makes me feel like I don't really get a flavour of the nun's personalities. I don't even feel like I am brought closer to the greatest church in all Christendom. It is missing that 'je ne sais quoi'.
Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 7/10 zoom lenses
I like the mood and the light but I am a bit disappointed to note that I can't see their faces. In my humble opinion this is not a lenient detriment to the picture
@Lizzie Wayne I agree with you.....somehow don't find seeing or taking photos of people from the back because it misses their expression and completeness ...unless of course it's strictly a silhouette !
Many people from around the world visit. My guess is that they were visiting, because the nuns I have seen there do not normally wear those type of garments.