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About a third of the Surinamese population is from Indian descendancy and about a quarter of the population actually is Hindu. While I have visited several Hindu weddings in the past, this was the first time I actually went to the 2 days of wedding ceremony at  the brides house. At this part of the ceremony it was actually crowded around the bride, with the pandit the parents and some aunts all sitting around her. This shot I made I found especially interesting, since i could focus on her concentration amidst all the hands and bodies busy with her.

PS. I was in doubt whether to apply the risque filter, since the other issue which can raise heated discussion is religion of course.
johnnyg 29 May 2007, 00:37
From the little I remember of such ceremonies this would have been the first day but there seems to be all males around when I thought day 1 was all female and day 2 was mixed. Well at least that's what they do here in the UK. Still it's an amazing shot the a lot of westerners don't get to see.
Patrick Krolis: The only males around were the pandit, the father and myself, I am not sure which day it was.

Mary MacADNski on a sidetrip 29 May 2007, 10:02
She looks scared.
Patrick Krolis: Not scared, I guess concentrated, maybe tired, as it is a long 3 day ceremonie, a Hindu wedding, without counting the days before the actual ceremony...

Ellie 29 May 2007, 10:08
She looks so pretty, and so deep in concentration too. All those hands, and each with something important to do.

(Your P.S. is of course also relevant, I've thought the same about my Sunday pictures. As we don't know who we're likely to offend, or what is likely to offend them, I wonder if we might end up limiting ourselves to uploading pictures of puppies, kittens, flowers and the odd building or two!)
Patrick Krolis: Thanks Ellie, I also thinks she looks very pretty, I zoomed in on the face and the hadns since i thought that her concertration and all the hands busy with her were very symbolic, a strong visual message.

With regard to the P.S., I loved Suby's statement on his post today, makes sense, I hope we are all soon back to the order of the day, sharing images we love to share. The amount of support your Blue statement received indicates that the most active part of the community fully agrees with what we both think is right.

Anup Payyakkil 29 May 2007, 13:05
Beautiful shot. You have captured the moment well. The framing emphasizes the moment.
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much Anup, of course I apreciate your complimenton the image even more!!!!Glad you lked it.

José-Angel 29 May 2007, 13:17
Siempre es interesante conocer tradiciones de otros lugares ! La fotografía nos muestra una cantidad de pequeños detalles muy agradables!

He is always interesting to know traditions other places! The photography shows an amount to us of small very pleasant details!
Patrick Krolis: Gracias Jose, queria mostrar un pouco mas de Suriname smile Las meninas bonitas tambien se casan smile

José-Angel 29 May 2007, 13:20
Acabo de leer tu PS !! Veo que el tema del "risque" es un tema caliente, todavía. Se aprecia tu tono sarcástico ! smile

I finish reading your PS! I still see that the subject of "risque" is a hot subject. Your sarcastic tone is appraised! smile
Patrick Krolis: smile It might sound a bit sarcastic, but it is very serious too.

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bridge 29 May 2007, 16:34
I love how you've captured her face and all the hands. It's a great sybmolic shot.
Patrick Krolis: thank you very much for the compliment!!!

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