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.
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.
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.
I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video.
I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?
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