Phoneography Challenge in Black and White~A Tray of Miracles


A Mexican custom in seeking help from the Divine, asking for a miracle to overcome some health issue, requires buying a little silver totem that represents the location of your health problem, and taking it to a church to put by a statue of the saint you pray to for help. This tray of milagros (miracles) was only hearts, but usually there are many different totems for arms, legs, etc. I am sure these hearts were out for Valentine’s Day, but if one looks beyond that…….anything is possible.

Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy for inclusion in today’s challenge brought to us by Lens and Pens by Sally.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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27 Responses to Phoneography Challenge in Black and White~A Tray of Miracles

  1. Patti Kuche says:

    I thought for a moment it was a box of chocolates! A fascinating set of details!


  2. Paula says:

    🙂 I like how this turned out. I would need a silver totem of an ear now – a left one 😉


  3. This is a beautiful image in so many levels- I love the detail and the light and the processing really makes it sing!!


  4. I love this image too … very special 🙂


  5. Lovely photo, Angeline. 🙂


  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Very seasonal and well edited. I love the effect of the silver tray on the hearts.


  7. Angeline, I’d never heard of this custom before, so thanks for the introduction. Black and white is the perfect vehicle for this photo.



    • Angeline M says:

      Glad I could introduce this custom to you. It’s very big in Mexico, and in the Mexican communities here in the States. Many times, the person praying for the miracle promises to deliver the totem (I don’t know another word for this) on their knees to the church. In Mexico I have seen people go for miles on their knees to the church. Incredible faith. Black and white just fit for this photo. Thanks, Janet.


  8. Julia Manuel says:

    Just an eye catching image. Wonderful!


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  10. The combination of your vintage-like image and your text make a strong pair. Happy Photo Challenge.


  11. It is a beautiful, Angeline. The contrast and texture adds a special touch to the photo.


  12. Love this image and love Milagros! I do them in bigger versions with pictures of saints, etc. They are beautiful…


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