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Tought by need

Tought by need

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alexander stefanatos

Pro Member, thessaloniki

Tought by need

In a remote village in south Crete

Priests in remote and mountainous places often have to cope with simple problems of everyday routine that become substantial so, by need, are compelled to develop exceptional skills on certain fields with carpentry being one on top...
The priest in the photo runs his parish duties in a remote village somewhere in south Crete. The church he serves is small but quite old and historic housing important mosaics and frescos. When we opened a discussion about them, he said:
" Taking care of these things is sombody else's job. Mine looks much simpler dealing with ordinnary life and common people commitments. But, I'm afraid, very often among them there are several others overwhelming and much more necessary and pressing that hands heve to deal with. And, beleive me, it's harder than delivering a sermon from the pulpit ! "
Anyway, that day I cought him fiddling with something light and pleasant:
" I'm curving a new and much endurable cane for my older days..." he added!
For moments I was jealous of his peace...

Comments 15

  • Berthold Klammer 07/05/2016 9:41

    Very impressive capture dealing with the questions of life... exposing the image in a wonderful light and composition. regards Berthold
  • Tadeusz Roguski 28/04/2016 1:00

    fine. no empty space in the story.
  • sparkling light 27/04/2016 9:16

    There is wonderful light in this photo and it has a nice point of view leading the eye through the picture. But you give away something, I think, by using too much grain which creates an artificial impression. Nevertheless a great shot.
    nice day for you, Alexander.
    greetings, Jost.
  • Janos Gardonyi 26/04/2016 19:58

    good photo............ janos
  • Giampiero Mazzoleni 26/04/2016 15:02

    Una foto fantastica, super complimenti anche per il favoloso b/w, bravissimo !!!
  • SINA 25/04/2016 15:42

    Wunderbar meditativ und still
    ein schönes Bild Alexander
    und eine harmonische Szene , ganz fein auch diese einfache und besondere Kirche
    hab einen schönen Abend und herzliche grüße von mir Kristine
  • Mirjam Burer 25/04/2016 13:53

    great streetscene in fine tonal range...moving scene also when reading the explanation Alexander..
    I love the textures here...fav..
    me agapi..
  • rolandblum photography 25/04/2016 12:34

    absolutly timeless !!!
  • Carlo.Pollaci 25/04/2016 10:44

    Bella e accurata descrizione di un mondo antico che, fortunatamente, ostinatamente restiste alla "progresso".
    Un caro saluto,
  • Adele Oliver 25/04/2016 3:58

    an excellent capture of your encounter with the old priest .. his words make one wonder how difficult his life gets at times, but it is good to see him here providing for his own future !!!!
    wish you a good week.
  • adriana lissandrini 24/04/2016 21:41

    that strong life story and what a magnificent picture!
    this is a picture that I'd like to see in the gallery,
    but maybe he's right Rob, for the most part it is proposed to have an exchange, it is sad and wrong, but it is so
    GREAT ONE, Alexander!
    cari saluti, Adriana
  • patrick hyrailles 24/04/2016 13:58

    beau cliché bravo
    bonne journée
  • Harold Thompson 24/04/2016 13:12

    I wonder how many other items there were his work too
    Good for the information and looking at the church is small
    :-)) Harold
  • Sue Thompson 24/04/2016 12:57

    A gentle occupation for those quiter moments in his life... and also looking to his old age.
    A lovely shot that shows well the peace of this place.

  • Cameraqueen 24/04/2016 12:17

    Good image of what looks like apeaceful life.
    Have a nice sunday, Alexander,


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Camera NIKON D800
Lens Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) (A061) or Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR LD Aspherical (IF) (185D)
Aperture 3.8
Exposure time 1/125
Focus length 35.0 mm
ISO 640

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