The Sea of Prayer

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© Ahmad Zamroni
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Children wait as Muslims pray during a special prayer to start Eid-al-Adha celebrations at Sunda Kelapa seaport in Jakarta. Indonesian Muslims were celebrating Eid-al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ‘Īdu l-’Aḍḥā) “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid” is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, but instead was able to sacrifice a ram (by God’s command).Eid is also about spending time with family and friends, sacrifice, and thanksgiving for being able to afford food and housing. In traditional or agrarian settings, each family would sacrifice a domestic animal, such as a sheep, goat, cow, or camel, by slaughter (though some contemporary Muslims do not sacrifice an animal as part of their observance, it is still a very popular tradition, even in Muslim communities in Europe). The meat would then be divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family eats one third, another third is given to other relatives, friends or neighbors, and the other third is given to the poor as a gift.(source:wiki)

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Photography is nothing—it's life that interests me", Henri Cartier-Bresson

The words that seem simple are have so big influence on me. Know Bresson further makes me interested in photojournalism. My love for the photography and then evolved into my love to capture the life. Not just make a 'beautiful' (in photographic) image but also has a deep meaning about life which is very interesting. And consciously or not Bresson always present in every photograph that I created. It's not about the style or photography techniques but about the message will be conveyed to the public. Create images that can speak more.

'Once you miss it, it is gone forever.’

95 responses

  • Aditi Y

    Aditi Y said (22 Mar 2010):

    Awesome!

  • Leila Bartholet

    Leila Bartholet gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    nice capture

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni   gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    what a shot!!! I'm speechless.Yes for sure!!

  • Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    Nice shot, well composed.

  • Ahmad Zamroni

    Ahmad Zamroni gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    Thanks so much

  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    Incredible shot! Got my vote.

  • Sean Blake

    Sean Blake said (22 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic in every way!

  • Nick Blair

    Nick Blair said (22 Mar 2010):

    Amazing

  • Daniel Mueller

    Daniel Mueller said (22 Mar 2010):

    It took a few seconds to take in the full breath of what the picture holds. Amazing shot of an interesting cultural event. Thank you for sharing.

  • Matko Cvitković

    Matko Cvitković gave props (23 Mar 2010):

    great capture, voted

  • Michael Edelstein

    Michael Edelstein said (23 Mar 2010):

    exceptional, really

  • Leslie Eagle

    Leslie Eagle gave props (23 Mar 2010):

    Fabulous! Really amazing shot! voted

  • Elena Pakhomova

    Elena Pakhomova gave props (23 Mar 2010):

    I like it! Vote

  • marcos m

    marcos m (Deleted) gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    great shot. it gets my vote

  • Danny Monster

    Danny Monster gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    beyond perfect,great eye,voted

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    F A B U L O U S ! ! ! V+++

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic shot - great!

  • Ryan Doco Connors

    Ryan Doco Connors (Deleted) said (27 Mar 2010):

    AMAZING!!!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    yes .....

  • HyThem

    HyThem said (27 Mar 2010):

    WOW

  • dennis nejtek

    dennis nejtek said (27 Mar 2010):

    i love the motion and stillness in the same shot. very cool indeed.

  • Dominique Musorrafiti

    Dominique Musorrafiti gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    like in a dream ... voted !!

  • nick lo

    nick lo gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    this is an incredible image!!!

  • John Keating

    John Keating gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful shot! Got my vote!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    gorgeous shot! voted

  • josh callaway

    josh callaway said (28 Mar 2010):

    looks like a dreamscape.so good!

  • Phoenix Rose

    Phoenix Rose gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    stunning

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Mesmerizing photography. Very well done.

  • Mervyn Dublin

    Mervyn Dublin (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Excellent shot!

  • Eric Dorr

    Eric Dorr said (29 Mar 2010):

    Nice effect!

  • Anna Schmidt

    Anna Schmidt said (29 Mar 2010):

    I am speechless! What a beautiful image!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Very creative and interesting!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Absolutely, my vote

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    just an amazing photo and entry - my vote!

  • daus adrian

    daus adrian gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    waaah kerenn bro.. :) vote lah..

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    What a powerful photograph. Very well thought-out and brilliantly executed. It truly is amazing.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    truly outstanding, I wish I could vote twice

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    Fabulous! Vote!

  • Carlos Vila

    Carlos Vila gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    amazing shot

  • Christopher Ekfeldt

    Christopher Ekfeldt gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    Great shot! I really like the movement and the childresn faces. Fits like glove in B/W as well.

  • Debraj Bhattacharya

    Debraj Bhattacharya gave props (1 Apr 2010):

    wow...voted...

  • ELoise Soriano

    ELoise Soriano gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    This photo is amazing. good job

  • Chelsea Rising

    Chelsea Rising gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    incredible.

  • Baylee Sharp

    Baylee Sharp (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    this is a really great picture.

  • Cary Silverman

    Cary Silverman gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    great photo!!

  • Patrick Power

    Patrick Power (Deleted) said (6 Apr 2010):

    Very, very cool.

  • Raeid ALlehyani

    Raeid ALlehyani gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    WOW I love it.. :)

  • Mother Wolf

    Mother Wolf gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Fluid, poetic, wonderful.

  • Arthur Fujii

    Arthur Fujii said (7 Apr 2010):

    Excellent! Impressive!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    hey hey good for the bressons theme.!! This is a really nice following master's path.!!

  • jontelle naquin

    jontelle naquin gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    amazing!

  • Mica Mulloy

    Mica Mulloy (Deleted) gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Great capture!

  • Candace Wosminity

    Candace Wosminity gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Best i have seen!!

  • Eye Trigger

    Eye Trigger gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    what a marvelous capture! very very nice! i'd like to share on my facebook page, if it doesn't bother you

  • B Crowder

    B Crowder gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    You win. Great shot! Enjoy New York.

  • matthew english

    matthew english gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    yoyoyo

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    stunning!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Awesome image!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful. So much love in this photo. Thank you for sharing. Awesome theme entry.

  • Buqing Fabien Xu

    Buqing Fabien Xu gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Amazing picture!

  • Vasken Spiru

    Vasken Spiru gave props (9 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful tribute to H.C. Bresson! You can check my version: http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/2389620

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (9 Apr 2010):

    THis is simply the best of the best of the best. GIves me goosebumps.

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (10 Apr 2010):

    this is a beautiful shot!

  • Camila Pedraza

    Camila Pedraza gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    sacred.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    fantastic!

  • *Tim Needles

    *Tim Needles gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Terrific!

  • denise jasura

    denise jasura gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Pretty amazing shot!

  • Blue Dot Studio

    Blue Dot Studio said (12 Apr 2010):

    This is very cool. Nice!

  • Blue Dot Studio

    Blue Dot Studio gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    great focus on subjects

  • Partha Sarathi Bose

    Partha Sarathi Bose said (13 Apr 2010):

    Oh this is exceptionally good shot... probably the BEST in this theme so far. It's incredible that one gets the subject so sharp in this kind of candid photography at this shutterspeed.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    wonderful shot! Well done.

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    I really love this photo. Terrific moment and comp, great contrast, lighting and poses.

  • gopal sagar

    gopal sagar gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    too good!

  • Ahmad Zamroni

    Ahmad Zamroni said (14 Apr 2010):

    Thanks so much my friends, so glad hearing that from you all, really appreciate it. Will go to your amazing work soon. Thanks again | roni

  • TARING KELINCI

    TARING KELINCI gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    bagus

  • Imre Mäger

    Imre Mäger gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    This speaks a lot. I like the wavyness of the photo.

  • Reggie Mateo

    Reggie Mateo gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful work. The slow shutter was a great choice.

  • Kirsten Palmer

    Kirsten Palmer said (17 Apr 2010):

    This is a really tight capture. Great job!

  • Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn)

    Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn) said (18 Apr 2010):

    The motion blue here is very well used to create the " waves of sea" effect. Well done

  • Christopher Dael

    Christopher Dael gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    Absolutely wonderful!

  • noor eva

    noor eva said (19 Apr 2010):

    waw keren nih, trus ga ikut sholat ? apa pake remote?............

  • Christian Herrity

    Christian Herrity gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    Love this

  • David Procter

    David Procter gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    Fine.

  • JG McCue

    JG McCue gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    Wow!

  • Joshua Son

    Joshua Son (Deleted) gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    Wow Nice!

  • Saman Deilamani

    Saman Deilamani gave props (3 May 2010):

    beautiful...great work.

  • Lynne Bernay-Roman

    Lynne Bernay-Roman said (5 May 2010):

    Brilliant photo. Very moving

  • Bhrahu P. Padmodiwiryo

    Bhrahu P. Padmodiwiryo gave props (5 May 2010):

    mengesankan!

  • Lynne Bernay-Roman

    Lynne Bernay-Roman gave props (5 May 2010):

    wowed me with this magnificent photo

  • Tim Williams

    Tim Williams said (6 May 2010):

    Henri would be impressed.

  • Anthony Amorteguy

    Anthony Amorteguy gave props (10 May 2010):

    Great movement.

  • Francesco Sisso

    Francesco Sisso gave props (20 Aug 2010):

    extraordinary

  • Bianca Stewart

    Bianca Stewart (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2010):

    Breathtaking.

  • Faisal Huda

    Faisal Huda gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    Beyond my capacity to comment..... so extraordinarily splendid...

  • Tim E

    Tim E (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    i favorited this photo long ago, but it never fails to evoke the same appreciation every time i see it.

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