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Mass is Over by Majnouna Mass is Over by Majnouna
St Peter's Square, Vatican City, after the Easter mass.
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:iconmyrddhin:
Myrddhin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
For the masses?
After the mass?
Piled together. So close to eachother, so grey. Not unlike a crowd of people in a busy street, on a busy day. They look so alike, yet you can see 'individual' differences.

I like this capture.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very nice comment, thank you :)
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AWanderer01 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Excellent idea to capture this temporary mess than the much photographed stonework that is always there.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for appreciating :)
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Selyann Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Looks so... sad... Just like people had gone and forgot about it all :(
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
You could see it like that :) Thanks for the fav!
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clsc Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
Wow what a dramatic shot. I realy like that one a lot :) :+fav: =D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
I am really glad this shot is getting so much attention, because it takes a knowledgeable eye to appreciate something so simple. Thank you very much!
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clsc Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
I think it's wonderful. It's one of those rare shots that simply kick your a** ;) You can't help thinking when you see it, plus the colours and composition is excellent :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
Aww, thanks! :hug:
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futurowoman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006   Photographer
i love this--incredible tones and composition--fantastic!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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cedrus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
Beautiful picture. (both compo & colors)

For some reason, it looked "Pink Floydian" to me.
I mean I can just see Waters and the rest of them standing at the far end, with oversized yellow sheets flying.
(It's weird I know :confused:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav :) I know nothing about Pink Floyd, unfortunately!
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LudicrouS-ThoughT Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems so...empty. o.o Abandoned or lonely...I just see this as kinda a sad shot. Like the world leaves something behind and soon forgets while the abandoned still wait...O.o Dang, I look into things too much. Er, don't mind my corny sentiments. ^^;

It's an interesting (or considering my burst of philosophy, thought-provoking, perhaps?) shot. And I don't think I've ever seen so many chairs in one place before. °0° ...then again, I live in an area that's rare to have a building alone that could host that many chairs. ^^;
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
Actually I find it fascinating how this picture has inspired a variety of feelings to all those who commented on it, and I thank you for sharing your own. I think it's because it's such a neutral picture that doesn't dictate a story on its own; you can really imagine what happened and what will happen (even the colour is neutral), and viewers are responding to that. Thanks a lot for the fav!
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Giggleshit Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
Just curious, did you make it, well, so color-less, or were the chairs originally gray-brownish? Either way, great shot. It's very... hmm, dumpster-like. I dunno, I get the feeling of neglect, like no one cares about the chairs anymore.
+FAV
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
I didn't touch the picture, the chairs were that exact colour :) Thanks for the fav!
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rikausse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005
Bravo pour les contrastes et ce désordre ordonné. Ca crée une superbe atmosphère. :clap:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
Merci :)
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katsukira Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
awesome!
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Floater- Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005   Digital Artist
whoa... that's propably the second most chairs I've seen in my life.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
What was the most chairs?
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Floater- Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005   Digital Artist
I think it was after my school's christmas play or something... There was a full hallful of chairs and we had to clean the whole hall. Luckily there were 20 of us.
When I saw those chairs I pounded my head to the wall and asked myself why didn't I have a camera.
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foxvox Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
I really like this shot. Even before I knew it was after a mass, I started imagining that each chair had a slowly fading memory of what the person who had just occupied it had been thinking and wondering. Very evocative!
:-)
Kristen
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
That's just a lovely image!
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
Great photo! it looks so lonely and hopeless, when just a short time before, it would have been packed with the faithful.
-YD
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
It's really interesting to see how each person reacts with their own interpretation to this :) Thanks for the comment.
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Chantaln Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
:omg: talk about a mess! LOL great capture hun!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thank you m'dear ;)
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Doopster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Love the (lack of?) colour. I kind of see it as a crowd and imagine the chairs moving...
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks :D
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turtlspace Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
i like it, like wooden bowls that held the souls of the parishioners, and the random directions the chairs are left in, god can be anywhere? the brick pavement adds to the warmth of the elements. too deep? maybe i should just say i really like it. matted print would look great! --len
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
If that's what you see, then it's not too deep :) Thanks a lot!
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AnjelicPheer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Ha ha ha :D Great shot! And then... everybody just left. The photo works perfectly well on its own even without the story to put in to the context. I like this one a lot :nod:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
I like the "and everybody just left", it's exactly it! :D
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Stangmar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Great shot, but the context of the shot itself kind of lends a second nature to it...Personally, I hold a...hm...what's the right word...Well, I personally dislike Catholic doctrine and the churches doings, especially when it makes simple belief and faith into some sort of ritual and obligation, which people are loathe to commit too...Where, when people aren't told their salvation is on the line, they have no desire to stick around, but would rather go off and...do their own thing.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
That's your opinion, and I kind of expected that someone would come along and project anti-catholic feeling into the picture. I happen to think your dislike betrays a lack of real understanding of Catholicism (especially that being in the US, you only know the American version), but there is no point in starting a religious debate. You're free to believe whatever you want.
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Stangmar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
No, actually, I know plenty of Catholicism, I have a book on all the Papal declarations since the Middle Ages, and I've made my mind up, from that, basically. I'm sorry for spewing such a negative note, but a comment is...well...a comment!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
I don't mind the comment. But it's as I thought, you think you know "plenty": a book is a far cry from the living thing. That's like claiming you can get an accurate picture of what India's like from a book. Or that I can make up my mind on America from all your presidential declarations since the independence... Come on, I'm sure you can at least see that.
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Stangmar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Yes, and you can surely see the mistakes made by the presidencies of my country, by looking at it, and I can see how it is in other countries, when we have cultural Catholic churches here in America (IE, Immigrant-Spanish/Immigrant-Portuguese churches, in the inner city, that I've attended), I know plenty on the subject, and to say that someone's opinion isn't relevent, simply because you don't know how much of a knowledge they hold on a topic is immature, to say the least. =(
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
I didn't say your opinion isn't relevant :shrug: You're answering a rational argument by calling me immature, and by insisting on generalizing. Suit yourself, but I am not following you any further into this.
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AnjelicPheer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Erm... it's a shot of a bunch of chairs... what's it matter if it's a bunch of chairs that were used during a mass? :-? I'm just curious, that's all, don't take me wrong here, but I kinda don't get your comment :shrug:
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Stangmar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Well, the fact is that, when going to interpret anything, you need to look at the context of which it was taken out of. A photo is only one piece of a grander picture, so therefore, in order to truly understand it, it's good to have additional information. Such as, when a photographer takes a photo of a small boy, but says it's her little brother, then you can draw out more of the emotions and thoughts of the photographer, as well as what could possibly have been going on, when they took the photo.
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AnjelicPheer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
Ah! I get it, of course context is very important.
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sanguru Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
i like the worn nature of the chairs and how they all seem to blend in with the ground. just wonderful, makes you think.. at least it makes me think.

beautiful :heart:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
That's great :) I thnk it's one of the things I like most with this picture: it gives so much room for contemplation.
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evyto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Great capture!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Atake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Pfffffff...
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