By Storm Crypt, Cavite, Philippines
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This photo depicts Dawn Mass at Dasmarinas Church, Dasmarinas Town Center, Cavite, Philippines.
One of the reasons I have chosen this photograph is because it was taken with a cell phone, and to show that you don’t need a high end camera, or a camera at all, to take photos. With cell phones, it’s simply point and click, no worrying about settings. If you haven’t got a camera but have a cell phone that takes pictures, you can still get involved in the 4am Project.
“I don’t bring cameras to mass, but I always carry my cellphone — and took this shot shortly before the mass started. I’m getting tired, I did not resize this photo, just uploaded this straight from the phone.
I haven’t seen this church for quite some time now – and at night. I heard mass today on my way to Tagaytay City, and was amazed a bit on how much the church has changed. The people – very much the same for the dawn mass. I think much discipline is needed these days for most teenagers. This is a 4AM mass. Out in the grounds, teenagers gather in groups, saying explicit words, smoking, making noise. I think the catholic church somehow needs to somehow put a stop on this.
But anyway… its just something that perhaps needs to change.”
I must admit to never having heard of mass at 4am before. I wonder if it a regular occurence or just for religious festivals? It seems the mass was spoilt somewhat by rowdy teenagers from what Storm says. For a mass that starts at 4am, it is very well attended. I wonder how many other 4am pictures where taken that day?!