Photographer's Note

As a Catholic child growing up in Portugal the importance of Fatima was enormous. My cousins and I often role played Our Lady's visit to the 3 children, secretly we wished that we also be chosen for a visit.
This summer it was the first time I went to Fatima, and it was not as I had expected. There people walking on their knees fullfilling promises, there was sweet music and prayers, there was a feeling of awe all around those things I expected. What I did not expect were the peddlers, people interrupting pilgrims in their prayers to beg for money, a gypsy girl yelled at my husband when he did not have any more spare change (he'd given a few euros to another child).
I had just turned on my camera and was switching it from the screen mode to the viewfinder mode when I pushed the button. I then took few more shots of her but this one was my favorite.
It was very warm and the sun was awfully bright and I was just getting used to the new camera so most of my phots from this day are overexposed.
fatima network there is information on Fatima and the Virgin Mary, althoug I find some of the opinions in the site too harsh and antiquated there is a really good history link.
The photo was cropped and rotated.


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