Worship... by Rhoufi
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… or just small boys playing with fire?

St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Candid Street Photography

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • Di-Trying
    Di-Tryingover 3 years ago

    Oh you are good!!!! Love the lighting! :))

  • Thank you Di; I resisted the urge to go B+W with this one, just exactly because of the lighting.

    – Rhoufi

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachover 3 years ago

    Ah, now this is special. Look at his mouth, open in concentration- a precious moment captured here, whether it is God or fire they are in awe of.You have made something very beautiful here.

  • Thanks Evelyn, sorry this reply is so late, I’m a bit overwhelmed by things at the moment. It is the awe that makes this image isn’t it: one face of wonder and one older than his years. Thank you.

    – Rhoufi

  • Dan A'Vard
    Dan A'Vardover 3 years ago

    this is a serious business. fantastic shot, there is a great mood and such a singlemindedness…

  • Thanks Dan, yes that singlemindedness help to stop them moving – I didn’t have much light and the aperture was wide open.

    – Rhoufi

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsover 3 years ago

    … small boys playing with fire! ;o))
    Superb capture, Rhoufi!! :o)))

  • Thanks Elle. Sorry for being so tardy. Couldn’t resist the colour though, not with all that lovely glow.

    – Rhoufi

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedover 3 years ago

    Of course just boys playing with fire… but maybe they’re building their own philosophy in life watching thais light and THIS is good……..

  • La philosophie de la merveille, un début parfait à la vie. Merci Magali

    – Rhoufi

  • LBrammer
    LBrammerover 3 years ago

    Excellent!!! :-)

  • Thank you Linda, a couple of perfect subjects – motionless and intense, lucky me, eH?

    – Rhoufi

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    I certainly see some wonder on their faces but what it is inspired by I’m not sure…terrific image R, love the warm glow on faces, arm and donation box

  • Thanks Georgie. Oh I remember doing this as a kid and there wasn’t much worship involved, believe me. And isn’t the glow wonderful.

    – Rhoufi

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Wonderful lighting here, lovely shot

  • Thanks Trudi, you can never getting a good one in this cathedral.

    – Rhoufi

  • Gwynne Brennan
    Gwynne Brennanover 3 years ago

    I have just the program for juvenile fire-setters! Wonderful capture of fascination :))

  • And I wonder what that program would be!!! I can now own up to setting fire to a vacant lot in our street as little boy (by accident mind you) and had the neighbour’s blackened side fences to remind me of my foolishness for years afterwards. I hid under the bed when the fire brigade came to see my folks. Least it cleared the long grass ;)))))))))

    – Rhoufi

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Great capture! Excellent lighting!

  • Hi James, thanks for your visit and your lovely comment.

    – Rhoufi

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