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Photo taken on May 3rd, 2013 with Zenit B + Helios 44-2 58mm f/2

A liturgy in the Eastern Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral of Tartu on the Great (Easter) Friday. Taking photos was forbidden, actually. A deacon came to warn me after I took this shot.


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:iconwiebkerost:
wiebkerost Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   General Artist
Nice capture regardless!
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tupilak Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student
Nicely done!
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davidsobe Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice composition, nice lighting effect.
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jaydoncabe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Noisy photo, but i love it!
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tremoreznik Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
u catch the moment/amzng!
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murknl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Love the way you captured the light.
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lucium55 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Cool shot, pal!!!
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Boy, look at that light!  awesome!
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Tonxs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
the light is awesome! great job :)
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome image!:clap::wow:
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Light-Weaver Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Beautiful image. I love the ones that caused a bit of a stir for having been taken. Kudos to you for thinking with your camera first. That's the way to do it!
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Yagamikun Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm trying to get bolder, still feels weird to point the camera at random people. I just got back from a vacation to Sri Lanka and I could have got much more great portraits if I had had more courage which only built up by the very end of the vacation. At least I managed to capture some beauties that I will soon showcase here :)
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Light-Weaver Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Looking forward to seeing them!
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kosmipt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice catch! :)
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Luna1282 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.  Both creepy and holy feeling at the same time.
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justghosts Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Photographer
Worth the warning, I think. I've never done much with Christian religion but this photo encapsulates what I imagine when I think of it.
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durerinnsbruck Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
very lovely photo. Thank you for your favourite of mine -it allowed me to find your gallery too.
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DeTrixsta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Great photography~!
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Yagamikun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Nigel-Kell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice interior-love the light!
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Bawetta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
But it was not during the liturgy?
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Yagamikun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It was. There weren't many people, though, as it was a workday and about 5 PM. You can see a guy praying to an icon on the picture. I guess there were only a few elderly ladies there besides him (and me and the priests).

Traditionally Estonia has more Lutheran influences than Orthodox so in most places the Orthodox churces aren't as popular (or rather all churches struggle for people unless it is Christmas). Although in the 1840s many people joined Orthodox congregations because rumors of the Russian czar giving free land to those who convert were widely spread. Some sources claim about 100 000 people in Livland converted in a few years at that time. Due to obscure events and nationalizing in the 1920s, there now are two Orthodox churches here (Constantinople & Moscow)... It's a long story :D
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Bawetta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Lutheran? Strange. I suppose it's an influence from scandinavian countries. :shrug: My bet was for orthodox/eastern catholic society. :-)

In Poland Mandy Thurstady and Good Friday lithury start usually abour 7 - 8 PM, so people can come from work. But in our "rationalized" times all churches struggle for faithful - unless they have a really good priest :-)
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Yagamikun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lutheran comes actually straight from Germany as Germans ruled the place for long. :)
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Bawetta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
:blush: I'm not good in history - even Polish. But it's interesting to know. :-)
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Yagamikun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
In 1561-1629 we were even part of Rzeczpospolita :P
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Bawetta Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Inflanty :-)
I know the map, but still - couldn't make an association. Human mind is strange. :shrug:
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