In the beautiful cathedral in Assisi, Italy, this Franciscan monk, bent to light tapers of devotion in his white cassock and beads, yet his plaid sport shirt cuff, slipped out as he stretched his arm forward.

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/160 sec
f/6.3
ISO 500
focal length 135 mm
28-300mm glass
hand held

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

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Oscar Wilde

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Comments

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedman8 months ago

    Excellent capture and observation!

  • heather
    thanks for your comment…a fun observation!

    – phil decocco

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland8 months ago


    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • derek
    thanks for your note on this one

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter8 months ago

    clever of you to notice Phil xx

  • lynn
    it was one of those moments….he wandered in for a prayer or two and there I was!

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan8 months ago

    Wow – now we know what they wear under those robes (still wondering about the kilts, though)! ;-D Good job!

  • monnie
    I’m with you on the kilts….I can speak for Italian, but those irish!

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee8 months ago

    How observant of you – I didn’t notice the shirt cuff!! A really good depiction of monastic life (even with a plaid shirt!!)

  • lezvee
    thanks for that! He was priestly in every other way!

    – phil decocco

  • waddleudo
    waddleudo8 months ago

    Maybe he overslept and that’s his pajama sleeve, Phil!!
    Ellen

  • ellen
    could be! It was mid-afternoon, though…..thanks much

    – phil decocco

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillman8 months ago

  • thanks Joseph for this feature…..much appreciated

    – phil decocco

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