I don’t know how this all works really – selling a picture that is. But I do know I gave a print to someone (of the opposite sex) and then later used it for the cover of a magazine. She was not impressed. So I've learnt my lesson, mostly through fear.
(PRWEB) February 17, 2010
A New Zealand photo-journalist has snapped a picture that has friends and family asking him if they are blessed.
The picture, of what some see as one nun kneeling and in praise of another with palms pressed to each other, was taken on a beach in the Far North of the country and the sole copyright properties are now up for auction on eBay.
"Yeah, I've been asked that plenty," said the photographer. "But how would I know if they are blessed, I just spotted it and snapped it."
Some are saying that if the "nuns" can be seen straight away it means that they are blessed. Others need to have them pointed out.
And although not a religious man, taking the photo left an impression.
"It did give me the warm fuzzies as I looked at it through the lens."
He would not enter into who he thought the nuns were, saying only that some friends had mentioned Mother Theresa among others.
The winner of the eBay auction will have sole uninhibited rights to the high resolution file image entitled "Praise Be Held - pure adoration" - both in RAW and jpeg files (the jpg file is over 8MB in size).
Why the sole rights are being sold is another story in itself.
"Someone might appreciate it more than me and I've learnt my lesson about giving a picture to someone and then using it or doing something else with it," he said.
"So, I don’t know how this all works really – selling a picture that is. But I do know I gave a print to someone (of the opposite sex) and then later used it for the cover of a magazine. She was not impressed. So I've learnt my lesson, mostly through fear of repercussion, and if one person gets it and appreciates it, then that's great."
When asked how much he wanted for the rights, he replied, laughing, "A million dollars, but I don't fancy my chances so we'll start it off at a buck".
As for it being a miracle picture he adds,"Oh, I don't know about that. Perhaps a miracle that I spotted it."