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Sunlight in the Cathedral

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 November 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Sunlight in Sé Cathedral, Madeira during our recent visit to the island. The cathedral was full of local people watching the newly arrived statue of Our Lady of Fátima, hoping to witness one of the miracles for which the statue is famous.

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very suggestive shot , should be light of heaven , nice shot

4 Nov 2009 5:40am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thanks Didier!

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A sneaky shot, Ian. I like how nobody seems to realise you are taking their photo. Georgeous light as well.

4 Nov 2009 6:07am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko.....everyone in the cathedral was concentrating on the statue. If you google "Our Lady of Fátima" you'll see that the statue has a reputation.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good candid shot, very nice light

4 Nov 2009 6:34am

@Alun: Thanks Alun!

Julia from Athens, Greece

Beautiful light

4 Nov 2009 7:02am

@Julia: Thanks was certainly the lovely light which prompted me to take the photo.

yz from Hungary

beautiful capture

4 Nov 2009 7:27am

@yz: Thanks yz!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A difficult light situation, but perfectly mastered!

4 Nov 2009 8:19am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot..

4 Nov 2009 9:43am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the mystical mood and the light.

4 Nov 2009 1:57pm

Frida from Sweden

My first thought was shouldn't the light be on the nun ;-) A really candid shot and you have mastered the light and situation excellently.

4 Nov 2009 4:28pm

jelb from France

A beautiful exposure and composition..bravo!

4 Nov 2009 7:19pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

You have captured the devotional of the worshipers very well, Ian. I like the mood of this great shot with beautiful lighting.

4 Nov 2009 9:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous capture.

4 Nov 2009 10:12pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic photo! very inspiring and spiritual in a way as the ray of light can be referred to in many ways in this setting...

5 Nov 2009 1:06am

Lorraine from Canada

Moment Extraordinaire..oh Ian this is beyond fabulous, I'm awestruck...bravo!

5 Nov 2009 12:22pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous capture in such a quiet mood. The light is exquisite!

5 Nov 2009 1:06pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

A neat burst of light! :)

5 Nov 2009 4:42pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Love that light.

5 Nov 2009 5:34pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautful. Something "glorious" on this shot.

6 Nov 2009 10:39am

Lorraine from Canada

I come back to look at it again, cause it's extraordinary...beyond beautiful

6 Nov 2009 12:06pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent light and mood captured

9 Nov 2009 7:32am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful light, composition and quietness!

10 Nov 2009 7:47am

Piero from LYON, France

Quelle intensité, quelle ferveur !
Well done !

6 Sep 2010 11:07pm

1/30 second
ISO 1600
127 mm (35mm equiv.)