In a Hurry, Ashes To Go in Downtown Austin for Ash Wednesday

By: ralphbarrera

Feb 14 2013

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Category: Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/4.5
Focal Length:35mm
ISO:500
Shutter:1/500 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
St. David’s Episcopal Church in downtown Austin provided a noontime religious service on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent for Christians, called Ashes To Go. Standing on the corner of 6th St. and Congress Ave. ministers provided a short prayer and ashes for those wanting the service. “We’re not trying to impose our theology on anyone. It’s here if they want it.”said Rev. Billy Tweedie, here praying with Andy Turner. “I usually go to church for this, but this morning I slept too late.” said Turner who was thankful for the service.

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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