Prayer Time

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© David Lazar
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 9, 2009
TakenJanuary 24, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70s
Exposure1/60 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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People worship and pray to Allah every Friday in these streets of downtown Cairo. I was told that a particular hotel had a nice viewpoint of the scene, so on Thursday I went to the hotel to check it out. The owner said I could come back tomorrow and use the balcony from a dorm room which overlooks this fruit market, very generously. So, I waited an hour at midday until the moment when everyone prays in unison on green mats laid out especially, and enjoyed the powerful moment while capturing it.

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  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (9 May 2009):

    WOW! What a story and a FABULOUS POV for the foto..Excellent capture!

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (9 May 2009):

    Well done!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (14 May 2009):

    Amazing pov! Love the colors, too.

  • Brandon Pendred

    Brandon Pendred said (15 May 2009):

    great photo!

  • Tania Losada

    Tania Losada gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    Great social document and very well composed image!

  • Randy Blase

    Randy Blase said (16 Sep 2009):

    Very interesting story and photo, the patern of the people and the fruits for sale work together.

  • Hussain Al-Ahmed

    Hussain Al-Ahmed gave props (23 Sep 2010):

    I love it....

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