St Rochus August 15, 2011 - Aarschot (8)

Posted by
Tamara (Aarschot, Belgium) on 20 September 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Each year dated August 15th, the town of Aarschot illuminates thousands of candles in honor of St Rochus who saved the city of the plague. A fairy-like spectacle which attracts a very important crowd.

Chaque année en date du 15 Août, la ville d'Aarschot s'illumine de milliers de bougies en l'honneur de St Roch qui a sauvé la ville de la peste. Un spectacle féérique qui attire une foule très importante.

Elk jaar op 15 Augustus, verlicht de stad Aarschot zich met duizenden kaarsjes in de eer van St Rochus die de stad van de pest heeft gered. Een sprookjesachtige voorstelling die een zeer belangrijke menigte aantrekt.

Canon EOS 7D 1/6 second F/6.3 ISO 400 77 mm

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

J'imagine un petit dîner aux chandelles...

20 Sep 2011 5:36am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
so splendid

20 Sep 2011 5:47am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

C'est très joli

Bonne journée

20 Sep 2011 6:15am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So lovely...a beautiful capture!

20 Sep 2011 6:49am

cathy from liege, Belgium

des bougies il y en avaient partout.

20 Sep 2011 7:05am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superbe composition avec les fleurs dans la nuit ! Très jolies couleurs aussi .

20 Sep 2011 8:49am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Very nicely done

20 Sep 2011 9:31am

PATRICK from miramas, France

bisous a+

20 Sep 2011 10:16am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

These colourful votive candles remind me of those offerings usually seen in churches! Since they are in celebration of St Rochus they are probably well placed! Nicely captured Tamara! ;-)

20 Sep 2011 12:00pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

De belles couleurs chaudes et lumineuses...bravo!

20 Sep 2011 12:53pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I love the arrangement here and the colours and framing, Tamara...The candles reach toward the ceiling as if to say thank you on high! The simple but pure beauty of it all speaks so clearly of the reverance that is paid to St Rocus. Just beautiful, Tamara!!

20 Sep 2011 1:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Very nice colourful candles. Amazing capture. Love it. Have a nice day Tamara. :)

20 Sep 2011 4:45pm

Behnam from Esfahan, Iran

Very good capture, the flowers on a black background are very beautiful

20 Sep 2011 4:54pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


20 Sep 2011 5:28pm

Yvon from Belgium

Tu es la spécialiste des basses lumières.
Bonne fin de semaine.

20 Sep 2011 7:02pm

Dominic from Herselt, Belgium

Bijzonder mooi Tamara, prachtig weergegeven!

20 Sep 2011 7:32pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

jolie compo et belle maîtrise de la lumière. Bonne soirée

20 Sep 2011 7:40pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Beautiful colors in this composition

20 Sep 2011 8:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful capture of colors. Your PoV gives us a good idea of the many candles that are lit in recognition of this occasion. They create a nice bokeh effect as well.

20 Sep 2011 11:21pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent and stunning! A 5***** photo! Great capture with superb lighting!

20 Sep 2011 11:37pm

philip earl from Oregon, United States

i like this photo .. well taken .. :)
hope your well and safe !

21 Sep 2011 3:12am

@philip earl: Thank you for your kind words Philip... Yes, I'm safe, thanks :))) Have a great day :)

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautifully done

21 Sep 2011 6:18am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente color y detalle, muy bonita me encanta!

21 Sep 2011 11:29pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You have really caught the magic in this series . . love it.

22 Sep 2011 8:37am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I absolutely love the colors in this. If this doesn't put you in a holiday spirit, nothing will. Have a great week, Tamara.

22 Sep 2011 3:41pm

Jyoti from Mumbai, India


22 Sep 2011 3:56pm

@Jyoti: Thank you very much for your visit and comment Jyoti, have a nice day :)

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Ce petit arbre à lumières coloré accompagne joliment le parterre fleuri !

22 Sep 2011 4:01pm

willy from Belgium



22 Sep 2011 4:40pm

Roland Theys from Belgium

Joli sujet! bravo!

22 Sep 2011 4:50pm

Jani from Sweden

this is a splendid capture!

22 Sep 2011 6:20pm

Bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Una excelente captura.


22 Sep 2011 7:07pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Oh de la couleur dans ces petits photophores. J'adore.

24 Sep 2011 7:55am

Sartenada from Small village, Finland

I love it. It is really great joy to see how brilliantly different colored lights fit together.

25 Sep 2011 6:09am

Canon EOS 7D
1/6 second
ISO 400
77 mm