[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?
traci at crimsonvision.net
Tue Nov 2 18:23:20 PDT 2010
Hrm... I'm pretty sure that most weddings today have photos taken during the
entire ceremony. I know that we had *two* photographers (only counting the
ones we hired & not the friends who brought cameras) taking pics the whole
time to be sure to get different angles of the very important moments of the
service. Our wedding anniversary is actually next week & I have greatly
been enjoying looking back at those moments.
I do agree though that it should be up to the Peer if they want photos but
ultimately Their Majesties of course.
One more thing as it has been noted several times during this conversaition;
the SCA is not triyng to recreate history perfectly. We are *creating our
own history.* Not reenactments.
On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM, HerrDetlef <herrdetlef at gmail.com> wrote:
> My two widow's mites:
> Taking pictures during a court ceremony is roughly akin to taking pictures
> during a wedding or other church service. Neither should be considered
> acceptable, considering the solemnity of the moment. Wedding pictures are
> normally taken before or after the service, and peerage pictures could also
> be taken before or after the peerage ceremony (or investiture, or what have
> I would like to note that, when Her Majesty the Queen of Great
> Britain's coronation was televised in 1953 (the first and, so far, only
> coronation ceremony to be televised), the cameras did not capture the
> of the monarch's anointing, which is the most sacred moment of the
> coronation service. I don't know if I'm a dinosaur for thinking a little
> respect for the most profound moments in our lives is appropriate, but
> you go. Cameras, even in the twenty-first century, can be pretty invasive,
> and I think they're best left to an off-site (not off the event site, but
> off the court site) photo-op. I'm keeping in mind the wedding portraits
> were taken of the Prince and Princess of Wales and their wedding party in
> 1981, and of the coronation portraits that have been made of Kings and
> Queens at least as far back as Queen Elizabeth I. Such portraits do not
> the actual MOMENT of crowning, or of the marriage ceremony, but they do
> provide a treasured memento of the occasion at hand.
> I'm currently reading James Pope-Hennessy's biography of Queen Mary, and
> coronation portrait on the frontispeace is most spectacular. She stands in
> her coronation robes and Garter regalia, wearing the thistles-and-roses
> diamond tiara while her actual crown sits on a drape-covered table at her
> side. Her Brittanic Majesty's coronation portrait in front of a backdrop of
> King Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey is also quite
> impressive--again, not showing the exact MOMENT, but definitely recalling
> the event.
> ON THE OTHER HAND, if the peer/investee in question wishes the ceremony to
> be photographed, who am I to say it can't be done?
> Detlef von Marburg
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Bill Toscano <liamstliam at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is Hell well-lit?
> > And will it be when it's frozen over?
> > On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Cynthia Whitford
> > <simonevalery at comcast.net>wrote:
> > > But if people are using flash photography to get pictures of me getting
> > my
> > >> Laurel (suuuuuuuure, Liam), it's damaging the moment for a lot of
> > >> people.
> > >>
> > >
> > > so - when getting your Laurel, be sure it happens in a daytime court so
> > we
> > > can all take good pictures!
> > >
> > > regards,
> > > Simone :-)
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