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This picture was also taken at the site where Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist. To her left there are steps going down from the deck into the water. A handrail shows behind the arm of the photographer and there is a safety rope floating in the water. Safety management in the UK would almost approve. According to pictures I have seen, people sometimes come down in great numbers to be baptised. On the day I was there, this woman was about (whenever) to be baptised. Yes, whenever. She was standing here, then there and the guy is shooting his cannon at automatic. This lasted all the time I was there (roughly an hour) and I am pretty sure he only took face portraits. A thousand or two ...



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  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Mar 2016, 04:55
Maybe he got his toy for his birthday OR as a wedding gift. By looking at the hands of the beautiful lady I can see this is a bride, a wonderful one.
Maybe the guy did not know how to set the setting to 'single picture'....
You captured this lady wonderfully.
Louis: Her hands had lace looking black tattoos and the big rings. Thank you Astrid.
Wonderful capture of this great and patient poser Louis!
Louis: Rather he than me. I am allergic to posing, as it is smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Mar 2016, 06:36
She is dolled up to perfection Louis
Louis: Quite so, Chris.
Can you imagine this having been done to Jesus just before he was baptized, Louis?????????
Louis: That will take a lot of imagination. Every time I try to, it all stops with the reminder that they didn't have camera's back then smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Mar 2016, 07:29
Yes, the Israeli ladies are really beautiful!
Louis: So many of the Israeli girls are beautiful. But somehow, I don't think this one is Israeli, Philine.
She looks fabulously dressed in that exotic outfit Louis.
Louis: ... and that hair, must be why the guy is using wide angle for face portraits.
She enticed a shot from you too.
Louis: She did. I got a bit tired of waiting for her to go into the water. So I took this shot and left the place.
Perhaps he was doing before and after pictures
Louis: Before and after what? After an hour of picture taking, she still didn't get her feet wet. I am not even sure she was there to be baptised. So maybe he was doing before and after the battery packed up smile
She is certainly very photographic, but that many photos?
Louis: And it is not even a good studio, that warrants all the picture taking.
Most Ladies sporting such a wild kop would say they were having a bad hair day, in this case wild looks rather wonderful.
Louis: Oh yes, that famous bad hair day ... smile
Gotta get the picture!
Louis: Heh, at least he is trying, Tom. Hope he has a memory card, that big.
she is magnificent Louis... and your picture was likely much better that the thousands taken by the photographer...
it must be something to stand at the place where Christ was baptised... such history... thank you for sharing this with us....petersmile
Louis: Thanks for that compliment, peter. The history, Bible and otherwise, is overwhelming at times. This part of the world has been lived in for thousands of years, by nations who had the facilities to document some of the things that happened. Compared to that, my country has very little history.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Mar 2016, 14:00
The gal seems a bit overdressed for a dunking, Louis...perhaps a string bikini...
Louis: People do strange things at the holy sites.
Blessings on the woman. So glad you posted info of the shot... I'd never have guessed the significance from the image.
Louis: Thank you Jacquelyn. A lot is happening in that little country.

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