Lazy Sunday Photo- Pope Francis’s Visit to Jordan

by Mridula on May 25, 2014

in Canon D550,Cell phone photography,Jordan,Lumia 1020,Photography

For the past few days I have been in Jordan. It was a privilege to see Pope Francis at Jordan. The invitation was to cover the Pope’s mass at the Amman Stadium on May 24. I was not sure at all what I would be able to click. But I really got lucky. So for this lazy Sunday I present two pictures from the pope’s mass at the Amman Stadium Jordan. There was much more to the trip but more when I reach home on Monday.

Pope Francis at Amman Stadium, Jordan

Pope Francis at Amman Stadium, Jordan

This picture was clicked when the pope just entered the stadium in an open vehicle. The vehicle was moving fast. The entire area was packed with people. I was standing on a chair, with my puny 75-300 extended to its maximum. My hands never shook when I captured a tiger at a close range but they did shake badly while I was clicking these pictures. It was a very intense experience.

I experienced for the first time what it must mean for photographer to capture a major event. The volunteers at the venue had a tough job, everyone wanted a good picture of the pope. Also almost everyone including the volunteers wanted a frame where they were included along the pope.

At Amman Stadium, Peer Hard to See the Pope

At Amman Stadium, Peer Hard to See the Pope

If you peer very hard at the mike in the distance you will see the pope too! It was fun queuing along with other media to take the pictures. I really had a gala time. It shows I am a rookie but it is such a thrill to put my copy right on the pictures of Pope Francis I clicked.

I didn’t even remember to take lunch, but I am for sure going to remember this day of Pope Francis at Jordan for for a very long time.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Prasad Np June 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

A really good click…. it is not easy to get such a clear shot in such crowded situations…


Mridula June 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Thank you Prasad.


Chaitali Patel May 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

I think I say this way too often on this blog – but lucky you! :) loved this honest account… I felt what you might have trying to take picture.


Mridula May 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

Thank you Chaitali and no problem if you say it again that I am lucky :D


sindhoooo May 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Oh! Here is your sweet smiling face :) Id ah thought it is our Rashtrapati Bhavan :) Anyway, nice captures :)


Mridula May 26, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Thank you Sindhu. All big pavilions look alike :D


Caroline Achieng Otieno May 25, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Love this blog! Have always had interest in India.


Mridula May 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Thank you Caroline.


matheikal May 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

This Pope is different from his predecessors. He is making a difference to the Catholic Church.


Mridula May 26, 2014 at 4:14 pm

His trip has been praised a lot in the media. And he has such a powerful aura!


Avinash Gupta May 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm

What a historic moment. Glad you are part of it :)


Mridula May 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Thank you Avinash :D It was indeed amazing to be part of it.


Aradhana Anand May 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Hi Mridula,

You are one of the lucky few indeed! :)
Will you be traveling around Jordan?


Mridula May 26, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Aradhana I did travel a bit around the biblical sites of Jordan. But ye dil mange more!


Krishna May 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Wow that was something precious.
Waiting for more stories from Amman Stadium.


Mridula May 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm

It was quite precious Krishna. I really was thrilled to bits!


Bushra Muzaffar May 25, 2014 at 4:59 am

It’s indeed a rare opportunity to capture a great world personality. You must be so thrilled to get such a nice click of the Pope. Tell us more about the papal address Mridula, if you please!


Mridula May 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Bushra, there is going to be a plethora of posts about Jordan on the blog :D


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