Kneeling (The Wrong Way)

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Feeling a bit paranoid at Midnight mass praying by myself. Too many strange noises, so I faced the back to keep an eye on the goblins and create an escape plan---other than dying.

50 responses

  • Neil Woo

    Neil Woo said (30 Jun 2009):

    amazing shot

  • Daniel Angeles

    Daniel Angeles gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Wow, amazing shot, love the perspective

  • May Vokaty

    May Vokaty gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    Great DOF

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   said (30 Jun 2009):

    Thanks all. The place is amazing, and inspiring.

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    I love your use of shadow coupled with amazing reflections and dof!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   said (1 Jul 2009):

    Thanks Bruce. My influences are the great painters of the past.


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    brilliant obeservation.great composition. great shot. love this one

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   said (3 Jul 2009):

    Thanks, one of my favorites too. The same great place I go with the flower and the bottle.--James

  • Krzysztof Sobota

    Krzysztof Sobota said (9 Jul 2009):

    When I look at this photo, I can feel the climate of place. Perfect shot.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   said (9 Jul 2009):

    Thanks Krzysztof--Midnight on...peaceful and spooky! I love older architecture--especially, places of worship.. James

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto   said (16 Jul 2009):

    WOW, I love this picture, very well done.

  • M Daniel

    M Daniel gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    Picture with a very interesting perspective. The composition, colors and strength that can provide are truly fantastic! Congratulations

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   said (18 Jul 2009):

    Thanks Vincent and M Daniel--A very special place--peaceful and forgiving. James

  • V K

    V K gave props (4 Aug 2009):

    Sweet shot, as simple as turning the other way, yet completely uncommon

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   said (12 Aug 2009):

    Thanks VK--Symbolic for turning my back on God, and looking for a quick place to exit. He found me.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (2 Nov 2010):

    Superb and spectacular again!

  • Paula Tade

    Paula Tade gave props (7 Jan 2011):

    Gorgeous shot. Love the reflections

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (26 Oct 2011):

    BTV, just P E R F E C T !

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (26 Oct 2011):

    Stellar photography...As Krysztof said, one can feel the climate of the place...wonderful reflection...Voted

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    Beautiful, I voted.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    voted! looks like a very special place.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (29 Oct 2011):

    Awesome shot - Yeah vote!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (30 Oct 2011):

    Beautiful. My vote

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (30 Oct 2011):

    Utterly outstanding, James. Such an amazing reflection in the ....floor?

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    Amazing, voted!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    Amazing, voted!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (3 Nov 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    Fantastic !!! VOTED!!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Reflection in this case, thought. My vote!

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (15 Nov 2011):

    Real art! So introspective, darkness to deep color. My vote.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (21 Nov 2011):


  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    my vote

  • Mariza Papadimitriou

    Mariza Papadimitriou gave props (29 Nov 2011):

    Great pov. Very dominating capture. Voted!

  • jess lindeman

    jess lindeman gave props (1 Dec 2011):


  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (5 Dec 2011):

    This is surreal! Beautiful and dramatic lighting! voted.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (5 Dec 2011):

    Very well seen and captured..voted

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade said (7 Dec 2011):

    This perspective created an instant story for me. How often we all feel drawn to the "exit". So thought-provoking. Voted!

  • Glenn Marvin Jaucian

    Glenn Marvin Jaucian gave props (8 Dec 2011):

    great photo james!

  • P L.

    P L. (Deleted) said (9 Dec 2011):


  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (14 Dec 2011):

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (17 Dec 2011):

    On your knees or stomach perhaps james, whatever, it creates a spectacular perspective and mood!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (27 Dec 2011):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Jan 2012):

    Interesting thought and entry! You have my vote!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (4 Jan 2012):

    You're the best!

  • Leesa Miller

    Leesa Miller gave props (5 Jan 2012):

    The reflection is beautiful

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (7 Jan 2012):

    Absolutely awesome!! My vote.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (9 Jan 2012):

    A fantastic image! Wonderful color, composition, reflections, and mood. This is absolutely first class work in every way. Got my Vote!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (14 Dec 2012):

    The subtle lighting is beautiful.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (27 Jul 2014):

    Award winning, both in image and words...the DOF and feeling that resides here is powerful.

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