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I am never sure if many religious ceremonies are actually religious or more tradition and it is all because it is what people do?

Captivating photos though.
Thank you - I think you nailed it with mostly traditional - most Christian festivals are pre existing pagan events - given a Christian veneer in the medieval period in Spain. Group ritual I think is also important - shared rites - to give cohesion to groups - particularly in times of stress - this predates Abrahamic religions - in my opinion - by quite some way. The guys carrying the Virgin in my pictures - they are all men - belong to fraternities - I think there are about a dozen of them in Malaga - membership tends to be handed down in families - so - tradition - it is considered an honour to be performing this in public - like you - I'm not convinced how much actual religiosity is there in these events? Despite the way they look. Tradition & public shared ritual - certainly.

Anyway - I share your interest in photographing stations - fertile ground indeed - all you need to do is stand back for a moment - and watch it going on. Get out of the flow - stand still - nobody sees you. So - this picture - Atocha station in Madrid - Yours - I.

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Thank you - I think you nailed it with mostly traditional - most Christian festivals are pre existing pagan events - given a Christian veneer in the medieval period in Spain. Group ritual I think is also important - shared rites - to give cohesion to groups - particularly in times of stress - this predates Abrahamic religions - in my opinion - by quite some way. The guys carrying the Virgin in my pictures - they are all men - belong to fraternities - I think there are about a dozen of them in Malaga - membership tends to be handed down in families - so - tradition - it is considered an honour to be performing this in public - like you - I'm not convinced how much actual religiosity is there in these events? Despite the way they look. Tradition & public shared ritual - certainly.

Anyway - I share your interest in photographing stations - fertile ground indeed - all you need to do is stand back for a moment - and watch it going on. Get out of the flow - stand still - nobody sees you. So - this picture - Atocha station in Madrid - Yours - I.

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Time warp? To continue the present trend for railway stations

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Damn good question. I have just tried uploading some past photos I have had success with and same issue at this end.

The only problems I have encountered in the past were photos which were too large.

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The picture was re-sized in Photoshop to 800 pixels on the longest edge - so that shouldn't have been an issue - I noticed that someone had issues yesterday posting a sotd pic - any progress your end? Cheers - I.
 
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Excellent - we can post pictures again - thanks to the mods that sorted this issue out - cheers - @Satanfriendly - not a train but a tram - they both run on rails - much the same - I would have thought. Prague - things you can do with a Leica. M6 - XP2 film. Yours - I.
Indeed a very nice photo.

@Digimonkey (or anyone else for that matter) you need to watch a film called 'Kontroll'. A film entirely made in the Budapest underground system and an absolute gem.

 
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